Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris, Jason Isbell And More To Play LOVE RISING, a Benefit Concert For LGBTQIA+ Charities
Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris, Jason Isbell, Hayley Williams, Hozier, Brittany Howard, Brothers Osborne, Amanda Shires, Julien Baker, Joy Oladokun, Yola, Jake Wesley Rogers, Mya Byrne and Allison Russell, and the Rainbow Coalition Band are among the artists who will play LOVE RISING, a benefit concert for the Tennessee Equality Project, inclusion tennessee, OUTMemphis and The Tennessee Pride Chamber.
The concert is March 20 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and is presented by Live Nation.
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Wednesday and net proceeds will benefit those organizations. The Looking Out Foundation will support the event by accepting donations and doubling contributions received up to $100,000.
"This one is an important one," Brothers Osborne said in an Instagram post. "We're proud to be a part of Love Rising, a benefit concert for @tnequality, @inclusiontn, @outmemphis and @tnpridechamber in partnership with @lookingoutfoundation. March 20, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville."
Maren Morris posted: "Art & community are, and have always been, oppression's medicine. 🏳️⚧️🏳️🌈
Let's show these politicians that they do not speak for all of Tennessee. Love will prevail.
All ages are welcome. Tickets on sale tomorrow will benefit @tnequality @inclusiontn @outmemphis + @tnpridechamber"
The press release explained that since 2015, Tennessee has enacted more anti-LGBTQIA+ laws than any state in the country. The most recent are Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 9 — two anti-LGBTQIA+ bills that ban all performances deemed male or female impersonation from taking place on any public property in the state, as well as in any location where people under 18 could be present.
"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," said Allison Russell 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!"
Jason Isbell added: "SB3/HB9 and SB1/HB1 are clearly targeted attacks on Tennesseans who haven't done anything wrong. 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."
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.