Events and Appearances

COME CELEBRATE THE MAKING OF MUSIC AND ITS POWER TO HEAL!
to Benefit Mental Health Awareness Program Information
A tradition to honor the Writer, Performer, and Dreamer on the Journey toward Stardom. Through recognizing emerging artists by creating an event to celebrate the Making of Music and assist artists with professional development through networking and providing professional resources at a group discount.

We also want to honor and recognize the venues that support the writers and performers, as well as, services provided by professional resources for artist, and last but not least the music fans and consumers. Every night of the week live music emanates from windows and doors of venues big and small; big names, no names, legends and emerging artists pour their heart and soul out to the delights of music lovers, tourists, and seekers of life.

The business of making music can be tricky to say the least, and an artist must be strategic in investing in their own careers to be effective and efficient. Each artist will be provided a Professional Needs Check List along with a list of contacts and resources approved by Music 4 Mental Health to assist in setting reachable, manageable, and realistic goals.

Each preliminary round is comprised of 5 artist performing 2 original songs live with solo accompaniment. The four weekly Area Venue winners will compete the fifth week for the area title and the chance to perform at the Presenting Venue Sponsor (Hard Rock Café) in the finals and a shot at the top prize.

50 artists will be selected to compete for a shot to be the Cream of the Crop.

Four Area winners will perform at the Hard Rock Café June 20th Finals and compete for a collection of prizes.

Prizes include professional: song analysis, two song studio production, bio analysis, photo session, performance analysis and professional needs analysis, inclusion on Cream of the Crop CD to be distributed through the venues and artist, and television pilot.

Music 4 Mental Health is the national outreach branch of The Heart of Virginia Foundation Inc. a 501 c 3 non-profit.

$20 Donation to Enter
(Benefiting Music 4 Mental Health and is Tax Deductible)

SHOW PERFORMANCES
Weekly Performances Schedule/Locations
May 16, 2011 thru June 16, 2011

Mondays 6-8pm
The Commodore, 2613 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

Tuesdays 9-11pm
Legends (Hermitage Lanes bowling alley), 3436 Lebanon Road, Hermitage, TN 37076

Wednesdays 4-6pm
Red Rooster, 1530 Demonbreun Street, Nashville, TN 37203

Thursdays 7-9pm
Bikini Beach Bar, 1297 Antioch Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

SHOWCASE FINALS
Monday, June 20th at 8pm

Hard Rock Café, 100 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37201

TICKETS
Show Tickets are $5 at the door

BENEFITING

The Music 4 Mental Health

The Heart of Virginia Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation that offers charitable and educational opportunities to promote emotional well-being through the arts and to fight the prejudice and discrimination against persons with mental illness.

Our mission is to raise awareness of a desperate need for expanded and accessible mental health and well being programs, and to erase the stigma of mental illness through education and community outreach.

CONTACT US
Come out meet new folks, and enjoy the making of music!
Contact Tommy 828-280-9350
MusicHeals@Music4MentalHealth.com
For more information, please visit us at: www.theheartofva.org

MUSIC HEALS

A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS

THE COMMODORE

BIKINI BEACH BAR

RED VELOCITY
OASIS DISC MANUFACTURING
RED BIRD MEDIA
ECCENTRIC KLONE PRODUCTIONS
GANS MEDIA
RESOLVE TV
VTV FAMILY OUTREACH FOUNDATION
MC DEAN

UTOPIA OPTICS

ORC-Intellitouch Tuner

Every Minute.org

The Color of Music.org

Indie Connect

GLIDDEN PAINT – The HOME Depot

ALSO THANKS TO ALL OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND ALL THAT MADE THIS PRODUCTION POSSIBLE!

Music 4 Mental Health, in partnership with the Wounded Warrior Project, would like to announce plans are in the works for The Wounded Warrior American Hero’s Tour featuring Tommy Edwards’ All American Southern Rock Review”. We will be posting more information as plans are finalized.

The Heart of Virginia Foundation has provided numerous testimonials, speaking engagements and musical outreach to churches, businesses, organizations, colleges/universities, festivals, museums, support groups and other various groups to further our exempt purpose of disseminating information about mental health and destigmatizing mental illness. We encourage others to seek help with an eye towards avoiding the kinds of tragedies seen at VT and elsewhere.

To learn more about our foundation programs, to schedule a performance or speaking engagement, and/or other inquiries, please contact monica@theheartofva.org