It’s a familiar notion in the close-knit Nashville community: artists, musicians and industry coming together for a great cause, but rarely do so many take off their label, radio, or otherwise affiliated hats and come together under one roof. Such is the scenario with The Big 98’s 2nd Annual Battle For The Bones Halloween Music Festival on October 31 benefitting one of the music industry’s most worthwhile causes. For one night only, 13 acts including Jake Owen, Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Scotty McCreery, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, and more will come together to throw Nashville’s biggest Halloween party – with proceeds benefitting the FTL Sarcoma Fund, www.ftlsarcomafund.org, which was created from the last wishes of 28-year-old music business star Lindsay Walleman who lost her battle with sarcoma last April.
Battle For The Bones Music Festival will take place at Cannery Row beginning at 8 p.m. across four stages. Tickets to the event range from $45 for general admission to $150 for VIP with limited group packages available. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketweb.com or by visiting wsix.com.
Line-up: Jake Owen, Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Raging Idiots, Scotty McCreery, Thompson Square, Kristian Bush, Parmalee, Frankie Ballard, Gloriana, Jana Kramer, Maggie Rose, and DeeJay Silver. Sponsors for the event include Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire, Bud light and Six One Five Vapor.
On April 9, 2013, Lindsay Walleman lost her less than three-month battle with sarcoma at the age of 28. Throughout Lindsay’s journey and even among her last wishes was an expressed desire to advance sarcoma initiatives. It is in Lindsay’s honor that the FTL Sarcoma Fund was born. Our organization, in partnership with the T.J. Martell Foundation, seeks to expand national sarcoma awareness with fundraising initiatives geared specifically towards sarcoma research among the nation’s leading institutions, scientists and doctors. FTL is an acronym for “For The Linds,” which was the phrase used by her coworkers at Warner Music Group as they dedicated all artist successes in her honor during her rounds of chemo and treatment. Hundreds of emails, pictures, buttons, and stickers were exchanged, and thus the “FTL” phrase and logo became a popular symbol of Lindsay’s battle with the disease. Over 98% of all donations are used to fund research efforts to help find a cure for sarcoma. In 2013, FTL donated nearly $50,000 to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tenn. and expect to DOUBLE that achievement in 2014.