05/10/2010

Dierks To Participate In Nationally Televised Telethon For Nashville Flood Aid This Sunday, May 16

Dierks will join the star-studded lineup for Music City Keep On Playin' - A Benefit For Flood Relief, which is the first nationally-televised telethon for Nashville flood aid. Other performers include Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, CeCe Winans, Jaci Velasquez and Will Hoge. Music City Keep On Playin' will be broadcast live and commercial-free on GAC this Sunday, May 16 from 8-10pm EST. Tickets to the live event at the historic Ryman Auditorium are available now! Reserved tickets are $25 and a limited number of gold circle tickets are $150 and include preferred seating and a commemorative Hatch Show event poster. There is a limit of four $25 tickets per person and two $150 tickets per person. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ryman.com and www.opry.com, by phone at 1-800-SEE-OPRY (733-6779) or in person at the Ryman box office. GAC has partnered with WKRN TV in Nashville to simulcast the live telethon on Comcast channel 245 (over the air delivery at 2.2). They will also run the telethon as an encore presentation on May 16 at 10:30 p.m./Eastern on channel 2 (over the air delivery at 2.1). XM Satellite Radio will also simulcast the live telethon. The concert will re-air on GAC at 10:00 p.m., 12:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. and the phone banks will remain open during the re-airs. All money raised will go to those in need in Middle Tennessee. Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will be the organization processing and distributing donations. This event is being presented by GAC, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau and Gaylord Entertainment.