SOLID Raises $3,500 for Musicians On Call at 9th Annual Music Row Yard Sale
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Thursday, June 23, 2011) – The Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID) raised $3,500 for Musicians On Call during its 9th Annual Music Row Yard Sale held during the 2011 CMA Music Festival.
Thousands of country music fans filtered through the yard sale held at Bridgestone Arena; one fan exclaimed that the yard sale is “the best-kept secret at the CMA Music Fest!”
Each year, record labels and other music row businesses donate various promotional items to the event for fans to purchase. This year the yard sale’s hottest items included guitars signed by Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum; Miranda Lambert and Chris Young Meet & Greet passes; a target autographed by Blake Shelton; and a number of items autographed by Carrie Underwood.
Rob Bolin (American Idol, Can You Duet) performed at the event and Ty Herndon dropped in to sign autographs for fans.
“It was a great showing of our organization and our music community coming together to rock this event, and we are proud to be able to give a portion of the proceeds to a great charity like Musicians On Call,” said SOLID Community Chair Matt Rizor.
SOLID Community Co-Chair Tiffany Bearden added, “We had a great turnout of loyal country music fans. Some fans even brought rolling carts to load all the merchandise! There was a ton of energy from the fans and volunteers, and we couldn't have asked for a better event. Big thanks to all of the Music Row businesses that made this yard sale a success.”
The annual event is SOLID’s primary fundraising program that supports its organizational programs throughout the year, and also an opportunity for SOLID to provide monetary support for a local charity.
(Pictured: L to R: SOLID Board Members Tony Grotticelli and Matt Rizor, Ty Herndon and SOLID Board Member Tiffany Bearden)