Break out the Wildflowers and get a case of Full Moon Fever because Backline is throwing a tribute to Tom Petty. In celebration of World Mental Health Day on October 10th, Handle With Care: A Tribute to Tom Petty will gather some of Music City’s finest at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville.
The initial lineup includes a stable of powerhouse female musicians including country maven Wynonna Judd, rising soul songstress Brittney Spencer, bluegrass firebrand Sierra Hull, country-soul crossover Maggie Rose, and more. Also included are Charles Wesley Godwin, Ella Langley, Vince Herman (Leftover Salmon), Derek Wells, and more to be announced. Lindsay Lou will open the show.
Handle With Care will serve as the culmination of Backline’s two-day Harmony In Practice series of workshops that aims to equip mental health care professionals with the skills to best serve members of the music industry. Led by music industry professionals and licensed healthcare providers, the series will cover “firsthand experiences, profession-specific situations, and effective treatment approaches, equipping providers with invaluable skills and tools to support their clients.” Tickets for Harmony In Practice on October 9th and 10th will also include entry to Brooklyn Bowl on October 10th.
Tickets for the Backline Handle With Care tribute to Tom Petty go on sale on Wednesday here. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the 501(c)(3) non-profit Backline which provides a necessary and vital connection for members of the live music industry and mental health resources. Click here for more information.