On February 21st, people packed into 3rd and Lindsley for a wonderful night of celebration and support of Forget Me Not; an event to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s disease. Gracious host, Focus on the 615, held a benefit in support for Abe’s Garden, an organization here in Nashville that is devoted to the research and care of those suffering from the disease. Several incredibly talented artists took the 3rd and Lindsley stage to bring recognition to the disease that affects numerous people across the world.
Singer/songwriter, Andy Buckner, started the night off at Forget Me Not. His grizzly, bluesy vocals drew the crowd in while he sang his hit song “My Hometown.” However, the talent didn’t stop there. The dynamic duo of David Fanning and Leah Turner took to the stage next. The writing partners mixed their powerful vocals with equally moving songs to give the crowd a really phenomenal show. Talent after talent took on the Forget Me Not stage featuring acts like the bombshell blonds of Lucy Angel, country music duo Smithfield, Trick Pony, Dean Alexander, Colby Dee, and Jesse Lee. The show wrapped up with American-sweetheart, Olivia Lane—who gave an incredibly high-energy performance as usual. She surprised the crowd with a new twist on Michael Jackson’s ‘Man In The Mirror,” which blew the crowd away. She reminded the audience how to have fun with her closing song “Make My Own Sunshine.”
Focus on the 615 proudly donated 100% of the proceeds made that night to the incredible people at Abe’s Garden. Patrons couldn’t hand over wads of cash fast enough as the night went on. The combination of good music and good company reminded everyone just how important Forget Me Not was for the awareness of Alzheimer’s disease.