‘MUSICALLY FED’ PARTNERS WITH WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE & CMA FEST.
Updated: Feb 15
For Immediate Release
June 14, 2019
Story by Tom Roland
‘MUSICALLY FED’ PARTNERS WITH WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE & CMA FEST TO LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL NASHVILLE HUNGER INITIATIVE
Phoenix-Based National Non-Profit Distributes Excess Backstage Catering
To Charitable Organizations That Feed Local Communities
NASHVILLE, TN – Musically Fed today announced the successful launch of their Nashville initiative with co-partners Warner Music Nashville and The Country Music Association at this year’s CMA Music Festival. The non-profit coordinated the distribution of excess backstage catering over five days from ten different WMN and CMA venues and stages to deliver more than 800 meals to local Nashville charities that included Nashville Rescue Mission, The Salvation Army Center Of Hope and Nashville Launch Pad.
Musically Fed works with artists, promoters, management and venues to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed the homeless, hungry and food insecure. The Phoenix-based non-profit – whose past national partners have included The Zac Brown Band, Fleetwood Mac, Kenny Chesney, and Shawn Mendes – researches and identifies local opportunities, then coordinates all aspects of food pick-up, transport and drop-off. “The daily mission of Musically Fed,” says organization founder and director Maria Brunner, “is to make it easy for promoters, performers and their teams to leave each city they visit with a lasting positive impact. With the help of Warner Music Nashville and the CMA, we’re excited to have launched our Nashville initiative with such resounding success. We hope it now serves as an example – and a challenge – for the rest of the music industry to get involved.”
More than 32 deliveries of food were gathered from CMA Fest’s June 6–10 events, including Warner Music Nashville’s sold-out Hunter Hayes/Cody Johnson co-headlining concert at Ascend Amphitheater. “Our chairman, John Esposito, and Warner Music Nashville prides itself on community involvement,” says Chad Schultz, VP Radio & Streaming, Marketing at Warner Music Nashville, “so it was a natural fit to partner with Musically Fed. Together we helped rescue and distribute unused food from not only our showcases at the Riverfront Park, Ascend and Nissan stages but also from our artists’ fan parties held throughout the weekend. We look forward to partnering again for CMA Fest 2020.”
Contact: Maria Brunner/Insight Management at (480) 951-1882 or Insightmg3@aol.com
For additional information on Musically Fed, visit www.MusicallyFed.org