The Weekendist: Benefits Upon Benefits Upon Benefits Edition [Flood 2010]

Looking for even more great ways to spend your money? There’s a lot of talented folks in this town (both Nashville natives and visitors) and they’re doing their part in to help our city recover. Heading to the movies this weekend? Try switching things up and stopping by one of the many fundraising events happening this weekend instead. You’ll be entertained, and you’ll go home knowing that your money went right back into your city.


  • Bongo Java Art Opening, benefitting the Nashville area Red Cross. 7-10pm at Bongo Java (Belmont). 100% of print sale profits by area photographer Chad McClarnon will go directly to the Red Cross. Coffee, live music by Rae Herring, friends and photos – You know you don’t have any better way to spend your Thursday night.


  • Jerry Seinfeld Livebenefitting the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Red Cross. 7pm at TPAC, $47.50-77.50. Jerry Seinfeld will donate the proceeds from his already-scheduled event in Nashville to flood relief.
  • Menchie’s Yogurt Benefit Weekendbenefitting The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Friday-Monday at the 6900 Lenox Village Drive, Suite 6 location. Brand-new (to us, at least) Menchie’s Yogurt will donate 10% of sales through the weekend, and 50% of sales all day on Monday to flood relief. Additionally, they’re matching customer donations up to $2,000 and all donors will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.
  • By The Bootstraps Wine Tasting, benefitting Hands On Nashville. 6pm at MadDonna’s, $20. Wine tasting hosted by Wine To Water.


  • Art Flood – Nashville Flood Relief Benefit Art Showbenefitting Hands On Nashville. 6-10pm at Billups Art in East Nashville, $5 donation. Artwork, non-perishable food drive, music by John Salaway and more.
  • Flatrock Flood Benefit Concertbenefitting the Red Cross, 6pm at Flatrock Cafe. Mindy Smith, Tommy Womack and more will perform in the Flatrock Cafe parking lot Saturday evening, so make a donation and enjoy an evening with some of Nashville’s most talented musicians and songwriters.
  • Cinco in the Gulch, benefitting the Nashville Red Cross and Second Harvest Food Bank, 4-9pm, the Gulch, $10. The original Cinco in the Gulch was, uh, rained out. While the 5k remains cancelled, the party goes on and has been restructured a bit to raise funds for flood relief.


  • Music City Keep On Playin’: A Benefit For Flood Reliefbenefitting The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Ryman Auditorium, 8pm, $25. Featuring Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, CeCe Winans, Jaci Velasquez, Will Hoge and more.
  • 1st Annual Writer’s Block Party$5 from each ticket benefits Hands On Nashville. Parking lot outside The Listening Room Cafe, 12-10pm, $40. Full day of performances by local songwriters.
  • Breon Salon Cut-A-Thon, benefitting the American Red Cross, 2115 Elm Hill Pike from 9am-5pm, $25-40. Need a haircut? Get one this weekend and the usual $25-40 you’d spend on a haircut gets donated to the Red Cross. Not a bad deal.