$10 ADV / $12 DOORS / Age 21 And Up
The Basement East Presents Nash Aid for Puerto Rico
Nashville artists perform songs from legendary Live Aid concert of 1985
Tuesday November 21st, 8 p.m.
Basement East co-owner Mike Grimes, musician/producer Joe Pisapia (k.d. lang,
Guster) and Luis Marin, a photographer, filmmaker, artist and Puerto Rico resident are teaming up for victims of Hurricane Maria.
On Tuesday, November 21, the trio spearheads Nash Aid for Puerto Rico, a fundraiser at the Basement East, with proceeds benefiting the Universal Hope Initiative, a 501c3 that provides clean water solutions and alternative power to residents of Rincon, Puerto Rico, Marin’s hometown. Marin was inspired to put on this event after seeing most of relief supplies and assistance concentrated in the island’s more densely populated metro areas. Hurricane Maria, which made landfall on Puerto Rico on September 20, devastated the island’s infrastructure.
Next week’s Nash Aid lineup boasts sets from Joe Pisapia & Friends, The Lone Bellow’s Zach Williams and Brian Elmquist, Alanna Royale, Jason Eskridge, Dean Moore, Jeremy Lister, Chris Mitchell & Friends and Neil Night (Jamie Rubin, Audley Freed, Jared Reynolds, Jen Gunderman and Marc Pisapia). Those Nashville luminaries will recreate iconic Live Aid 1985 performances from the likes of Queen, Tom Petty, U2, Neil Young, The Who, Elton John, Phil Collins and others.
Just as Live Aid was needed to help save lives in the wake of the devastating Ethiopian famine of 1983 to 1985, Puerto Rico needs our help now. Fifty percent of the unincorporated United States territory’s residents are still without power, while many more are without food, clean water and other essentials. We’re counting on your support and we hope to see you next Tuesday.
Proceeds benefit The Universal Hope Initisative universalhope.org/