The Bluebird Cafe and Alive Hospice Host 29th Annual Benefit Concert Series, This Year Presented by Amazon

Annual Murfreesboro Show Features Tim James & Friends on April 28th

Nashville, TN (March 18, 2022) – The Bluebird Cafe along with the country’s top songwriters and Alive are raising funds for hospice patients and their families for the 29th year in a row.

The only nonprofit hospice in Middle Tennessee, Alive provides nearly 2 million dollars each year so that all who need care can receive it and no one has to die alone. Proceeds from the Alive & The Bluebird concert series support Alive’s community services: grief support, financial assistance for patients when insurance doesn’t cover everything, education for families and professionals, grief camps for kids, and more. This year’s Signature Sponsor is Amazon.

Twenty-five shows raised funds throughout the month of January at The Bluebird Cafe. The spring show takes place April 28 in Murfreesboro (Alive & The Bluebird in the Boro) and features longtime supporter and local songwriting star Tim James along with Dan Couch and Rivers Rutherford. Performances will also be held later in the year at Amy Grant’s Hidden Trace Farm and at Green Door Gourmet.

“Alive provides vital, compassionate service to so many of our neighbors,” said Courtney Ross, Amazon’s Sr. Manager of Community Engagement in Nashville. “We’re thankful to be invited to participate in this campaign, to the Bluebird Cafe, and to the many artists contributing their time to support Alive’s mission. Caring for each other and using music for good are two values that encapsulate Tennessee, and this project exemplifies them.”

“Financial support from the community is what allows us to go above and beyond standard Medicare offerings to provide financial assistance to hospice and palliative patients as well as professional grief counseling and education for the whole community,” said Kimberly Goessele, Alive’s President/CEO. “We are incredibly grateful to the artists who donate their time, The Bluebird Cafe and our sponsors.”


Alive in Murfreesboro

We are currently raising funds to expand services in Rutherford County and add six new rooms to the Murfreesboro residence due to demand that has grown along with the population of Rutherford County. The expansion is needed so Rutherford County patients can be cared for as close to their home and loved ones as possible. Donate now.


Alive & The Bluebird in the Boro Details: Tickets on Sale Now

April 28 at Saddle Woods Farm featuring Tim James, Dan Couch, and Rivers Rutherford!


  • Single General Admission Ticket: $150
  • VIP Upgrade for 2 people: $200: priority parking, early admission, reserved seating at a cocktail table near the stage, swag bag
  • Half Row (6 seat bundle): $750, a discount of $25 per ticket: reserved seating, free Alive & the Bluebird tee-shirt
  • Full Row (12 seat bundle): $1200, a discount of $50 per ticket: reserved seating, free Alive & the Bluebird tee-shirt


Purchase here


Tim James is a Murfreesboro native and hit songwriter. He wrote “My List”, recorded by Toby Keith (5-week #1 song, which went on to be the most played song of the year in 2002). He received an ASCAP award for “It’s Good To Be Us” by Bucky Covington, a BMI award for “Holler Back” by the Lost Trailers, and was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 2009 for “All I Ask For Anymore” by Trace Adkins. In 2011, James was nominated for the ACM Song Of The Year with “Love Like Crazy” recorded by Lee Brice. “Love Like Crazy” still stands as the longest-running song in the history of the Billboard Charts.

Saddle Woods Farm is a unique and rustic property equipped to host a multitude of customizable events from weddings to corporate events, video shoots, and fundraisers located at 9522 Franklin Rd in Murfreesboro, TN. Saddle Woods Farm has been featured in Vogue, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Good Morning America, and more!


Alive & The Bluebird Souvenirs

Each year, a local artist creates the designs for our souvenir merchandise. This year’s collection was designed by Alive’s own graphic designer, Christine Stiles, who has had the pleasure of working on the series for several years.


Alive & The Bluebird T-shirt $20.00

Alive & The Bluebird Wine Glass $15.00

Alive & the Bluebird Wine Koozy $10.00

Alive & The Bluebird Poster $5.00

Alive & the Bluebird Beer Koozy $5.00


About Alive

Alive is the only nonprofit provider of hospice care and end-of-life services in Middle Tennessee. Its mission is to provide loving care for people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families, and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives. This includes in-home and in-patient hospice care, grief support, advance care planning, outreach, support to underserved communities, education, financial assistance, a comprehensive volunteer program, and professional training through the Alive Institute. A pioneer in the “good death” movement, Alive established the third hospice in the nation in 1975. Today, it remains true to its roots as an innovator and leader, helping individuals Adapt to Life Limiting Illnesses Very Effectively (ALIVE). To learn more or volunteer, visit or call 615-675-9578.


About The Bluebird Cafe

Amy Kurland opened the small but influential 90-seat Bluebird Cafe in a nondescript strip center just south of downtown Nashville in June of 1982. She added a stage as an afterthought, and live music became a staple of the eatery. Offering the club as an outlet for songwriters and aspiring artists to perform encouraged regular performers Thom Schuyler, Don Schlitz and J. Fred Knobloch to pioneer the idea of presenting songwriters “in the round,” where writers set their chairs in the center of the room to play their original material, telling the stories and inspirations for their songs. Both Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift were signed after performing in The Bluebird Cafe. Numerous aspiring artists and songwriters have been discovered and countless songs were first heard by artists, A&R execs, producers and others in the small venue. In 2008, Kurland sold the legendary venue to the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). More of a donation than a corporate sale, Kurland saw NSAI’s mission to “educate, elevate and celebrate songwriters” as a way to continue The Bluebird’s relationship to songwriters and to the community. The venue was a featured character in the hit television show, “Nashville,” adding to its list of fans. Outside of its home base, The Bluebird Cafe continues a host of events that bear the iconic name. Bluebird on the Mountain – a sold-out concert series at Vanderbilt’s Dyer Observatory in Nashville, The Bluebird Cafe at London’s Country2Country Festival, Bluebird at Blackberry Farm, Bluebird at the Ballet, and the 16th anniversary of The Bluebird Cafe Concert Series at Utah’s Sundance Resort. For more information