The Features peformed a lively set to headline I'm Still Beautiful. The group will perform at Walnut House in Murfreesboro on Friday, April 8.
Any time there is an opportunity for music and fashion to unite, the end result can be something picturesque. And when you throw in a cause, it can make an event even more remarkable.
On Thursday, March 3 at Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tenn., musicians and fashion designers joined together for I’m Still Beautiful – an event to raise money and awareness for young adults battling cancer. A disease that touches almost everyone either vicariously through someone else or in first person, all proceeds raised throughout the night were donated to I’m Too Young For This.
With music beginning the evening, tones escalated from soft sounds from Holley Maher and segued into some floor-stomping tunes from Run With Bulls. A little heavier than the opener, leading man Brad Sample fired up the crowd with some charismatic movements and also pitched in a revved up cover of Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer “ to lead up to the Kopecky Family Band, which has been a top-notch live act lately and proved why as they showcased an energetic set before the night’s fashion show.
Consisting of cancer survivors, the catwalk was lit up by models adorning garments from designers Charles Lord and Olia Zavozina among others. As the females strutted, smiled, smirked and gave the occasional fun-filled body language to the crowd, one could tell the models were having a great time. This excitement extended to the male models as well. Once worried about their lower than normal short lines, they handled it with ease as they flexed and beamed to the crowd.
To wind down the night, The Features took the stage shortly after the fashion show came to a close.
Playing new cuts from their upcoming album that will be released in July, the group upped the ante a little more instead of actually winding down. With their circus-like rock sounds and melodies from front man Matt Pelham, they played choice cuts from Exhibit A and Some Kind of Salvation while closing with “Thursday.”
But with a group to the right of the stage demanding an encore, they soon entered back with a few more songs to fashionably close the evening around the midnight hour.