The Bluebird Cafe experience is coming to Murfreesboro Monday through Wednesday, and it’s for a wonderful cause.
The inaugural Bluebird in the Boro is a benefit for Alive Hospice and will feature songwriters, including Murfreesboro’s own Tim James and Dan Couch, as well as Marshall Altman, Jeff Cohen and others at Mayday Brewery on 521 Old Salem Road in Murfreesboro.
Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at http://www.alivehospice.org/boro. Proceeds will benefit Alive Hospice’s pediatric program, giving terminally ill children and their families comfort and support so they can live fully and meaningfully at the end of life.
Bluebird in the Boro will feature the following:
Monday, March 3: Marshall Altman, Dylan Altman, Marla Cannon-Goodman and Matt Warren.
Tuesday, March 4: Tim James, Danny Myrick and Dan Couch.
Wednesday, March 5: Jeff Cohen, Billy Montana, Kendall Marvel and James T. Slater.
Each night will begin at 6 o’clock with dinner from Five Senses, followed by live music from the featured hit songwriters at 7 p.m.
“We are always excited and honored to serve our community in any way possible,” said Gordon Ferguson, CEO at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. “Through our sponsorship of Bluebird in the Boro, we hope to bring awareness and support to the incredible work done for local children and their families.”
Alive Hospice is a nonprofit organization with a Murfreesboro Team of caregivers based on Medical Center Parkway. Alive Hospice is the only hospice in Middle Tennessee with a dedicated pediatric team to provide this specialized care. When cure is no longer possible, Alive Hospice’s pediatric team provides pain and symptom management for patients, and emotional and spiritual support for the entire family.
This care is provided by a team that includes physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. Alive Hospice’s pediatric program served 21 pediatric hospice patients and their families in 2013 in the agency’s 12-county service area.
The Bluebird Cafe has been a supporter of Alive Hospice for more than 21 years, hosting a concert series each January as a fundraiser for the nonprofit hospice provider. Bluebird in the Boro is a continuation of that tradition, supporting Alive Hospice’s services in Rutherford County.
“It doesn’t get better than having The Bluebird Cafe experience for a wonderful cause, and so close to home,” said Lynn Lien, a Murfreesboro resident and Alive Hospice board member. “These songwriters are doing something just incredible to help Alive Hospice’s pediatric patients and their families. When our Murfreesboro community comes out for Bluebird in the Boro, each and every person will be making a big difference for these sweet kids and families, too. We hope you’ll make plans to attend.”