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Bluebird in the Boro coming March 3-5

Featuring Murfreesboro’s own Tim James, Marshall Altman, Jeff Cohen & more

Presented by Saint Thomas Health as a benefit for nonprofit Alive Hospice

The Bluebird Cafe experience is coming to Murfreesboro March 3 to 5, and it’s for a wonderful cause! The inaugural Bluebird in the Boro: A Benefit for Alive Hospice will feature songwriters including Murfreesboro’s own Tim James as well as Marshall Altman, Jeff Cohen and others at Mayday Brewery (521 Old Salem Road in Murfreesboro).

Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at http://www.alivehospice.org/boro. Proceeds will benefit Alive Hospice’s pediatric program, giving terminally ill children and their families comfort and support so they can live fully and meaningfully at the end of life.

Bluebird in the Boro will feature the following:

  • Monday, March 3: Marshall Altman, Dylan Altman, Marla Cannon-Goodman, Matt Warren
  • Tuesday, March 4: Tim James, Danny Myrick, Dan Couch
  • Wednesday, March 5: Jeff Cohen, Billy Montana, Kendall Marvel, James T. Slater

Each night will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner from Five Senses, followed by live music from the featured hit songwriters at 7 p.m.

“Alive Hospice has provided so many folks in our community with care and solace. We’re so excited to bring The Bluebird Cafe experience to Murfreesboro and to be involved in supporting Alive Hospice in this way,” said Erika Wollam Nichols, GM of The Bluebird Cafe.

“We are always excited and honored to serve our community in any way possible,” said Gordon Ferguson, CEO at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. “Through our sponsorship of Bluebird in the Boro, we hope to bring awareness and support to the incredible work done for local children and their families.”

Alive Hospice is a nonprofit organization with a Murfreesboro Team of caregivers based on Medical Center Parkway. Alive Hospice is the only hospice in Middle Tennessee with a dedicated pediatric team to provide this specialized care. When cure is no longer possible, Alive Hospice’s pediatric team provides pain and symptom management for patients, and emotional and spiritual support for the entire family.

This care is provided by a team that includes physicians, nurses, hospice aides, social workers, chaplains and volunteers. Alive Hospice’s pediatric program served 21 pediatric hospice patients and their families in 2013 in the agency’s 12-county service area.

The Bluebird Cafe has been a supporter of Alive Hospice for more than 21 years, hosting a concert series each January as a fundraiser for the nonprofit hospice provider. Bluebird in the Boro is a continuation of that tradition, supporting Alive Hospice’s services in Rutherford County.

“It doesn’t get better than having The Bluebird Cafe experience for a wonderful cause, and so close to home!” said Lynn Lien, a Murfreesboro resident and Alive Hospice board member. “These songwriters are doing something just incredible to help Alive Hospice’s pediatric patients and their families. When our Murfreesboro community comes out for Bluebird in the Boro, each and every person will be making a big difference for these sweet kids and families, too. We hope you’ll make plans to attend.”

Sponsors of the inaugural Bluebird in the Boro include: Saint Thomas Health, The Bluebird Cafe, NSAI, Mayday Brewery, Reeves-Sain Foundation, First National Bank of McMinnville (Murfreesboro Branch), Lynn and Dr. George Lien, Rick and Julie Peppers, Kathy and Pat Ryan, Sydney and Dr. Jim Boerner, Matt and Kitty Murfree, Leslie and Dr. Mark Akins, Ashley and Shane McFarland, Tennessee Pediatrics, Debbie and Jim Cope, Woodfin Funeral Chapels, Emergency Physicians at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Drs. Mary and Max Moss, Beverly and Warren McPherson, Mitzi Michaelson/Merrill Lynch, Wren and Ransom Jones, Five Senses Restaurant and Catering, Barbara Futter and Philip DeBusk, Children’s Dentistry of Murfreesboro, Stones River Beverage Mart, and Stewart’s Special Events.