Music City Star Performer Program
EXEMPLIFYING A SPIRIT OF SERVICE & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
What is a Music City Star Performer?
A Music City Star Performer is defined as any convention, conference, or meeting group who incorporates voluntary service or experiences into their Nashville meeting. Give a star performance in our community through the donation of time, funds, or supplies.
Ways You Can.
Below are just a few Nashville-based charitable organizations that you can support.
American Red Cross
When your group partners with the American Red Cross, you help save lives in Nashville and the surrounding communities by supplying local hospitals with life-saving blood products. The American Red Cross will bring everything needed to collect blood to you at your meeting location and walk you through the steps of coordinating the blood drive and recruiting blood donors. Donating blood only takes about an hour and 1 donation can save up to 3 lives. So, your meeting attendees can donate on-site and make the most of the rest of their time in Nashville. Call 615-330-2151 or visit www.redcrossblood.org to schedule your blood drive today.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is an ecumenical Christian ministry that provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Habitat family partnerships enable dignity of life for those who choose it and work to achieve it, help to create safer neighborhoods for more children, and facilitate a pathway of hope for those we serve. www.habitatnashville.org 615-254-HOME (4663)
Hands On Nashville
For more than 20 years, Hands On Nashville (HON) volunteers have been addressing critical issues facing the Middle Tennessee community such as hunger, homelessness, and environmental protection. Today, HON is one of the largest volunteer resource centers of its kind in the world and is a recognized leader in creating and managing successful, community service projects for local and national companies. www.HON.org 615-298-1108
Second Harvest Food Bank
Founded in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee relies on a network of growers, manufacturers, wholesalers, grocery stores, and individuals to donate food that is distributed to the community through more than 400 not-for-profit agencies in Middle Tennessee. Partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, child care facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. www.secondharvestmidtn.org 615-329-3491
Thistle Farms is a social enterprise of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. By hand, the women create natural body care products as good for the earth as for the body. All proceeds benefit Thistle Farms and its two-year residential program, Magdalene. www.thistlefarms.org 615-298-1140
W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School
W.O. Smith Music School provides music instruction to children who qualify for the free and reduced price lunch programs in public schools in middle Tennessee. 650 children, ages 6 to 18, receive private or group instruction, an instrument as well as their learning materials for the cost of 50¢ per lesson. All of our more than 220 teaching artists are volunteers. We transform lives through music. www.wosmith.org 615-255-8355
Make It Uniquely Nashville.
Here are some ways you can orchestrate a one-of-a-kind star performance for your Music City meeting.
- Host an event with Thistle Farms employees sharing the story and selling their all-natural, hand-made products.
- Schedule an All Access Expedition at the Nashville Zoo to provide funding for improvement of its animal care program.
- Host a benefit or donate the proceeds of an auction to Schermerhorn Symphony Center's Music Education Initiative.
- Volunteer at the historic Civil War site, Fort Negley.
- Organize a music concert to benefit Musicians On Call: Nashville.
- Organize a 5K run or walk to benefit W.O. Smith Music School.
- Donate extra convention bags or other supplies to the Nashville Rescue Mission.
- Donate money, school supplies or musical instruments to the Nashville Alliance for Public Education which supports local schools' music programs.
- Donate money to the Music City, Inc. to support projects such as the Music City Walk of Fame.
- Organize a food drive to benefit Nashville Salvation Army's Stop Hunger program.
- Create and give custom Giving Cards to benefit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
- Organize volunteers through Hands On Nashville.
Tell Us Your Story. Did you or your organization give a star performance? We want to hear about it.
See recent Star Performers.
The Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp will recognize each group that exemplifies a spirit of service and social responsibility during their Nashville meeting by awarding a Music City Star Performer certificate. Each January, a selection committee will award an overall Star Performance for the previous calendar year. Tell us about your star performance at email@example.com.
For additional information, please contact your Nashville CVC convention services manager.