Murfreesboro Celebrates Five Years of Supporting Alive Hospice at Bluebird in the Boro

Published on February 6, 2018

Chart-topping, Grammy-winning songwriters headline concert series; all proceeds benefit care at new Alive Hospice Residence in Murfreesboro

AHweb-BBB2018-post.jpgNASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Feb. 1, 2018) – Alive Hospice, a nonprofit organization providing end-of-life care, palliative care, bereavement support and community education across Middle Tennessee, today announced the fifth annual “Bluebird in the Boro” concert series benefitting Alive Hospice. 

Bluebird in the Boro, which will feature one-of-a-kind “in the round” performances by songwriters of chart-topping country hits, will take place at The Grove at Williamson Place at 3250 Wilkinson Pike in Murfreesboro March 5-7, 2018. Bluebird in the Boro is an off-shoot of the popular Alive at the Bluebird series, which is hosted each January by the iconic Nashville music venue, The Bluebird Cafe, and celebrated its 25th anniversary this year.

All proceeds from Bluebird in the Boro will benefit The Residence at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro, which opened its doors in June of 2017.

“Our many thanks to these brilliant songwriters for giving their time and talent to support The Residence at Alive Hospice in Murfreesboro,” said Anna-Gene O’Neal, President and CEO of Alive Hospice. “We are humbled that this annual event has become so popular that we have had to move it to a larger venue for our 5th anniversary. The people of Murfreesboro are wonderful to Alive and we are extremely grateful for their enthusiastic support.”

Organizers have arranged a stellar schedule for the anniversary series:

  • Monday, March 5: Opening night of the three-day concert series is an Evening with Don Schlitz, the Grammy-award-winning songwriter and Country Music Hall of Fame member, whose catalog of country hits include Kenny Roger’s “The Gambler.” 
  • Tuesday, March 6: The series’ second night will feature Kendell Marvel, a veteran songwriter who recently released his own solo album “Lowdown and Lonesome” and Even Stevens, the co-writer with Eddie Rabbitt on a string of pop country hits.
  • Wednesday, March 7: The final night of the concert series will feature Grammy-nominated songwriter and Murfreesboro native Tim James, and Dan Couch, who wrote the hit song “Somethin' 'Bout A Truck.” 

Each event will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails and appetizers catered by Five Senses Restaurant, Bar, & Catering and Mayday Brewery. The show will follow at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $100 per person, per show, and include food, drinks and live music. 

The event is made possible by presenting sponsors St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Ascension, TwelveStone Health Partners, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Lynn and Dr. George Lien, and Beverly and Dr. Warren McPherson. 

“It is because of the generous support of the Murfreesboro community that we were able to build our new facility in the heart of Rutherford County and deliver hospice care and grief support closer to home,” said O’Neal. “We are thrilled to bring the distinguished Bluebird Cafe experience to our friends in Murfreesboro as we continue our commitment to the patients we serve in this area.”

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Posted: February, 2018
Photo Credit: Don Claussen, Trap the Light Photography