Brittany Howard, Sheryl Crow, Hayley Williams Protest Tennessee Drag Ban With Love Rising Benefit Concert in Nashville

Love Rising is an upcoming Nashville-based benefit concert in response to Tennessee’s new law banning drag performances on public property or anywhere children are present. It takes place March 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The lineup includes Brittany Howard, Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, Hayley Williams, Julien Baker, Amanda Shires, Brothers Osborne, Yola, Allison Russell, and more. Find ticket information below.

Proceeds from the concert will go to Tennessee Equality Project, Inclusion Tennessee, OUTMemphis, and the Tennessee Pride Chamber in Partnership With Looking Out Foundation. Donations are currently being accepted by the Looking Out Foundation. The Tennessee Equality Project is encouraging the state’s resident to register to vote.

“As a queer, intersectional artist and mother, raising my child in Nashville, it’s important to me to support these wonderful Tennessee LGBTQIA+ advocacy organizations, working so hard to build bridges, reduce harm and promote equality for all Tennesseans,” Allison Russell said in a statement. “LGBTQIA+ contributions and creativity are foundational to every genre of modern song and arts performance. I think it speaks volumes that so many in our community are feeling the same call to support, celebrate and uplift!” 

“SB3/HB9 and SB1/HB1 are clearly targeted attacks on Tennesseans who haven’t done anything wrong,” Jason Isbell added. “These bills add up to an attempt to eradicate a valuable part of our community and force good people to live in fear. We can’t in good conscience just stand by and let that happen.” 

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