Jason Isbell, Maren Morris, Sheryl Crow, Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Allison Russell are among the artists who will perform at a Nashville charity concert for several organizations serving the LGBTQ+ community, “Love Rising Tennessee,” held in partnership with the foundation. Look Out will take place on March 20 at Bridgestone Arena.
The concert will feature Isbell and Russell, including Hozier, Brittany Howard, Brothers Osborne, Amanda Shires, Julien Baker, Joy Oladokun, Yola, Jake Wesley Rogers, Mya Byrne and the Rainbow Coalition Band. Additional performers will be announced soon.
Tickets for the event go on sale on Wednesday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Proceeds will benefit the Tennessee Equality Project, Inclusion Tennessee, OutMemphis and the Tennessee Pride Chamber, and the Look Out Foundation will accept donations and double donations up to $100,000.
This list is a response to the many anti-LGBTQ+ laws passed in Tennessee over the past decade and especially recently, such as the now-famous Senate Act 3 and House Act 9. Other laws from Tennessee this year include a law that allows officials to refuse marriage on religious grounds. Several laws prevent transgender students from playing sports that align with their gender identity. and one law banning gender-acknowledged health care for minors.
Says Russell, “As an eccentric artist and Nashville parent, Supporting these great Tennessee LGBTQIA+ advocacy organizations is important to me. working hard to build bridges, reduce harm, and promote equality for all Tennessee residents.” I think it speaks to so many people in our community who feel the same call to support, celebrate and uplift!”
“Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 9 clearly target Tennessee citizens who have done nothing wrong,” Isbell added. “These bills include attempts to eliminate valuable parts of our community and force good people to live in fear. We cannot have a good conscience to just stand and let it happen.”