On Tuesday morning, a devastating tornado ripped through middle Tennessee that caused in a 165-mile-per-hour winds and resulted in many losses to the beloved city of Nashville. The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. has released a statement that addresses how you can come alongside Music City, U.S.A. in their recovery efforts.

“We are grateful that even with all the devastation, the majority of the city and the downtown entertainment district was spared. As we support those in need and focus on their immediate concerns, we are encouraged that Nashville’s music will keep playing,” Butch Spyridon, president and CEO, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

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“For those who have asked, we are accepting donations through our Music City Inc. Foundation, and those funds will be immediately distributed directly to families significantly impacted. The NCVC has made an initial donation of $10,000 to start the fund…The Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and others are open, and many will be collecting donations from audience members. Our industry has come together to focus on helping our neighbors while also serving our visitors.”

If you would like to help, you can make a donation to Music City Inc., the 501c(3) charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

  • Donate via Venmo or PayPal at donate@visitmusiccity.com
  • Make a check to Music City Inc. Foundation and send to One Nashville Place, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite G-250, Nashville, TN 37219

 You can also donate to any of the following organizations:

  • Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund cfmt.org
  • Community Resource Center crcnashville.org
  • Hands On Nashville hon.org

––Karly Wood



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