Concerts For A Cause October Event Featured Aslyn Nash
Concerts For A Cause wound up a very successful 2019 with its final concert for the year on Oct. 19, featuring Aslyn Nash and Indy’s own Cole Wodruff. As mentioned many times before, the concerts are held in an intimate setting at the Lucas Estate with all proceeds of each event donated to one specific local charity. The October concert benefited the charity A Kid Again. We are proud to have been the media sponsor for Concerts For A Cause again this year.
A Kid Again works to make life for families caring for a child with a life-threatening illness “normal” again by helping them gain back moments of positive, family-shared experiences and memories. A Kid Again is specifically designed to involve the entire family, not just the child who is ill, to improve the well-being of everyone affected by the situation. Its approach helps protect and strengthen the children’s primary support network and personal resolve during the most difficult period of their lives.
For those not familiar with Aslyn Nash, she is an American singer-songwriter from Atlanta. She has released two full-length albums, “Lemon Love” and “The Dandelion Sessions,” as well as a four-disc EP. Aslyn was raised outside of Gainesville, Florida. At the age of 7, she began taking classical piano lessons from her mother. Two singles were released off the “Lemon Love” album: “Be the Girl” and “Gotta Get Over You.” The first single peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. Aslyn’s sound as a performer has been classified as more of an “independent pop/alternative singer.” Her single “Be the Girl” was featured in an episode of “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” on MTV. “Be the Girl” also got featured in the “Bratz Rock Angels” video game. After the release of “Lemon Love,” Aslyn began to tour the United States with such headliners as Ryan Cabrera, Better Than Ezra, Gavin DeGraw, The Click Five and Chris Isaak. The album peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard Top Heatseeker chart.
“Our final concert in 2019 will be fantastic. Both Cole Woodruff and Aslyn Nash are exceptional songwriters and performers. Our guests are in for a real treat,” said Jeff Christoffersen, board member of Concerts For A Cause.
Since 2016, Concerts For A Cause, in addition to bringing in first-rate talent for its performances, has hosted 16 concerts and donated over $200,000 to 15 different local nonprofits. “The response from the community over the past four years has been incredible. I would encourage any live music lover reading this article to join us on Oct. 19. I am confident they will have a great experience,” stated Bruce Kidd, co-founder, Concerts For A Cause.
- 16 concerts hosted since 2016
- Attendance has increased from 100 guests per concert in 2016 to 350 guests per concert in 2019
- Over $200,000 has been donated to 15 different organizations
- Over 5000 kids, adults and families have been supported with those donations
If you’re interested in being entertained with some great live music in an unbelievable setting while supporting a great cause, make plans to attend next year’s concerts.
Sponsors are Key Bank, Sysco Foods, the Watermark Group, the Ackerman Family Foundation, Cochran Exteriors, Screen Broidery.