Bluebird in the Boro Benefit Concerts

Singer/Songwriters Raise Funds for Alive’s End-of-life Care in Rutherford County

NASHVILLE, TENN. – Alive’s annual benefit concert series in Murfreesboro, Bluebird in the Boro, returns February 26 and 27. Songwriters perform their hit songs in the round at the  Grove at Williamson Place to fund care for hospice patients, grief support for children and adults, and free community education on end-of-life issues. Each show includes dinner and an open bar. Attendees will also have a chance to bid on one-of-a-kind paintings created for the event by artist and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Ray Stephenson.

This year’s performers are Dan Couch, JT Harding, Tim James, Doug Johnson, Elvie Shane, Ray Stephenson, and Adam Wood.

Bluebird in the Boro’s presenting sponsors are: Ascension Saint Thomas Health, Lee Company, Lipman Brothers and R.S. Lipman Company, Murfreesboro Oral Surgery Implants, and TwelveStone Health Partners

“At Alive, we are reimagining the way people can live as they approach the end of life,” said Kimberly Goessele, Alive’s President/CEO. “Our care is designed to help lift some of the weight off patients and their loved ones so they can share meaningful time together. The relationship doesn’t end there. We are here to support community members as they deal with transitions, grieve, and learn to live with loss.”

Event Details: Tickets can be purchased individually for $100 or by the table for those who wish to join the “Songwriter’s Circle” with a contribution to Alive of $1,000. This option seats eight and includes show memorabilia and donor recognition.

Wednesday, February 26: 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Doug Johnson, Elvie Shane, Adam Wood, and J.T. Harding

Thursday, February 27: 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Tim James, Dan Couch, and Ray Stephenson

Location: The Grove at Williamson Place
3250 Wilkinson Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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Original Art for 2020 Created and Donated by Ray Stephenson

Grammy Award-winning musician and visual artist Ray Stephenson generously donated this year’s original artwork. Stephenson’s paintings hang in the collections of Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., and Oprah Winfrey, and he has been the Official Painter of the Monsters of Rock Tour. Two of his songs have gone Platinum: the title track of Kenny Chesney’s album Hemingway’s “Whiskey” and the Blake Shelton/Miranda Lambert album title track, “Red River Blue.” Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Merle Haggard are among the artists who have recorded his songs. Learn more about Ray Stephenson

Posters and T-shirts are available at performances and from Alive’s online shop.

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 for children and adults, financial assistance, and community education. A leader 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 live fully while approaching death. To learn more or volunteer, visit or call 615-327-1085.

About Bluebird in the Boro

Alive and The Bluebird Cafe share a special relationship that started with a fundraising concert 27 years ago. As Alive has deepened its presence in Rutherford County, Bluebird in the Boro has become a tradition in its own right, now in its seventh year. Tickets support Rutherford County patients of Alive. As the only nonprofit hospice in the region, we are committed to bringing excellent end-of-life care to all who need it, even when insurance doesn’t cover all the costs.

Media Contact:  Liz Haas, Communications Manager, Alive  |  615-613-1720