Rock On The Range Donates To Nashville Disaster


With its Nashville neighbors experiencing unprecedented flooding and damage, Columbus, Ohio's annual Rock On The Range Festival - May 22 and 23 at Columbus Crew Stadium - will make a $.50 cent donation per ticket sold to the Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund. The Fund, consisting of a partnership between the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Office of the Mayor of Nashville, and Davidson County’s Office of Emergency Management, will support relief efforts necessitated by flooding, which has impacted so many lives.

ROTR headliner Slash
"From all of us involved with Rock on the Range, our hearts go out to the victims of the horrible flooding in Nashville. We cannot stand idly by and watch, so we are acting. The rock fans of middle-America are here to support the rescue and rebuilding efforts and we're pleased to be making this donation on behalf of everyone attending the festival in the coming days," commented Joe Litvag, co-executive producer of the festival for AEG Live.

Grants from the fund will be made to nonprofits supporting relief, restoration and clean-up efforts in the Davidson County area in the aftermath of the flooding and storms. Donations are being accepted through The Community Foundation's website or by mail at P.O. Box 440225, Nashville, TN, 37244.

Gary Spivack, co-executive producer of the event for Right Arm Entertainment, says, "Rock On The Range is all about the music. It's also the people's festival. The people of the great Music City need support. ROTR is happy to lend a hand to our brothers and sisters of Nashville."

Following this year’s Rock On The Range - featuring a lineup led by Godsmack, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Slash and Three Days Grace and featuring performances from 38 artists on three stages - organizers will make a Monday, May 24 announcement with a total of funds donated.

[Published on: 5/12/10]

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