LEBANON, Tenn. (October 21, 2016) – Middle Tennessee Lions Club is proud to announce the first annual ‘Evening of Music for Sight’ on Thursday, November 10 at the Capitol Theatre, 110 West Main St. Lebanon, featuring country legend, Ronnie McDowell along with The Burrito Brothers, Mike Aiken Trio and Cumberland River Band. The evening benefits the Lions’ Sight Service initiative, which provides much needed eye surgeries to those who are not able to afford the procedures. Tickets are $50 for floor seating and $35 for general seating. There will be a meet and greet with featured artists for an additional $15. Tickets can be purchased here.
The purpose of the Middle Tennessee Lions Club’s Sight Service is to provide financial assistance to citizens of Middle Tennessee, who do not qualify for public or other non-public resources and otherwise have to do without necessary treatment, in obtaining vision-related medical treatment in designated hospitals.
This benefit concert features some of Nashville’s favorite musicians including Ronnie McDowell, a true country legend with hits like “Older Women,” “The King is Gone” and “You’re Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation.” The Mike Aiken Trio known for their Grammy-nominated CD, “Captains & Cowboys.” Cumberland River Band whose songs can be heard on the TV series “Justified.” The Burrito Brothers, legendary country-rock group, known best for classic songs, “Wheels”, “Wild Horses” and "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke."
The event is produced by LoweRider Entertainment.
About The Lions Club:
Lions around the world are impacting the lives of 100+ million people during the Centennial Service Challenge. They are strengthening our communities by helping reach our Centennial Service Challenge goal by planning a youth, hunger, vision or environmental service project! Lions Clubs International is a nonprofit organization that gives 100% of donations to serving others. All administrative costs are covered through the payment of dues. Lions started in 1917 in Chicago by a businessman named Melvin Jones but got its purpose from Helen Keller when she asked the Lions to become “Knights of the Blind” at the International Convention in 1925. Now Lions can be found in 210 Countries.
About Ronnie McDowell:
Following the death of Elvis Presley in 1977, Ronnie McDowell came out of nowhere to dazzle the world with his heartfelt and self-penned tribute song “The King Is Gone” on the independent Scorpion label. The record took off immediately, gaining airplay on country and pop stations across the country and around the world. To date, “The King Is Gone” has sold more than five million copies. McDowell charted more than thirty Top 40 hits on the Billboard country music charts. Two of his singles, "Older Women" and "You're Gonna Ruin My Bad Reputation," reached No. 1 on the country charts, while eleven more reached Top Ten. He has also released more than twenty studio albums. McDowell also achieved notoriety when he sang 36 songs on the soundtrack “Elvis,” the Dick Clark-produced television movie that featured Kurt Russell as the performer. He also was the singing voice for the television movie “Elvis And Me”, the ABC television series about the early years of Elvis’ career titled simply “Elvis” as well as, the 1997 Showtime special “Elvis Meets Nixon.” While Elvis Presley has played a big part in Ronnie McDowell’s musical career over the years, Ronnie continues to entertain audiences with his own blend of romantic intimacy and country excitement.
About The Burrito Brothers:
The Burrito Brothers are still going strong! This is a group with an illustrious past and a bright future. Trace the winding paths of Country, R&B and Rock & Roll and you’ll find them there along with their contemporaries like Poco, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Commander Cody, Creedence Clearwater Rival, New Riders, Pure Prairie League and many others. This pioneering hippie-country-rock band has continued to celebrate this musical legacy and serve up fresh contributions to The Burrito Brothers incredible body of work. They’ve never fallen short of being outstanding and they certainly are today. You can hear their influence on many of the artists that came after them such as the Eagles, Jimmy Buffett, Dwight Yoakam and Zac Brown. The Burrito Brothers classic hits include “Wild Horses”, “Sin City”, “Wheels”, “Beggars Banquet”, “White Line Fever”, “Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Loud, Loud Music”, “Close Up The Honky Tonks”, “Hot Burrito #1.”
About Mike Aiken Trio:
This well-traveled troubadour, sea captain and Grammy-nominated recording artist may have been born in the wrong century. As a sailor he has logged over 30,000 bluewater miles. As a songwriter he puts pen to paper and shares his colored and colorful life - from trail riders, aging rodeo champs, sea captains, Rastafarians and outlaws on the lamb, he draws the threads of these independent spirits together. Expect upbeat, rootsy grooves, from slide guitar to honky-tonk hooks, percussion and harmony vocals that take you to the heart of a summer jump-up.
About Cumberland River Band:
Paying tribute to tradition, while carving their own distinct sound. Cumberland River Band has found its own unique style in the bluegrass world. Their ultimate goal is to help preserve the national heritage that is bluegrass music. Bound by ties of blood family members Dustin Middleton, Joey Jones, and Jamie Stewart anchor Cumberland River Band and infuse into their music the passion passed down by generations of musicians. To these men this music is a cultural heirloom. Each and every song is drawn from personal experience. Music isn’t something they do it’s a reflection of who they are. Their latest critically acclaimed award wining CD is aptly titled "The Way We Live."