Creativity Moves Nashville
2013 evening show
Friday's evening show features the nationally touring cast of Playing By Air, performing live with local musicians and organizations that incorporate giving back into their mission.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Vanderbilt Student Life Center
The Tour of smiles
CanJoe*John, the "world's most unique musician, plays the world's most unique musical instrument, the canjoe." Awarded the adult 2007 "Bluegrass Instrumentalist of the Year" by the North American Country Music Association International (NACMAI), and having the distinction of being the first and only canjoe picker to ever perform on the Grand Ole Opry, he has literally taken his one-stringed thing, his canjoe musical instrument, to the outer limits!
The Tour of Smiles is an ongoing musical tour of specialty children's hospitals, mostly located in the state of Tennessee, providing entertainment and distributing the donations of musical instruments to directly benefit patients and their family members under the care of these hospitals.
Originally established to provide musical entertainment and donated musical instruments to children in hospitals to use as "smile therapy". Remains as an ongoing effort to encourage everyone to view and to share among others all the positive values of love, compassion, giving, and the healing power of smiles.
Sing Me a Story
The Sing Me a Story Foundation combines the imaginations of children in hospitals, children's homes, vulnerable youth organizations and hospices with the talents of songwriters to create stories and songs that bring joy to all those involved.
1. Children in hospitals, children's homes, vulnerable youth organizations and hospices around the world are given the opportunity to write and illustrate stories about ANYTHING they want.
2. Those stories are then distributed to our SMAS Songwriters through www.SingMeAStory.org who view the stories, turn them into songs, record them and send them back to the children by uploading them back to the site.
3. Furthermore, the SMAS Songwriters create a SMAS Jukebox Campaign for each song they upload in an effort to raise money for the Partnering Organizations and Sing Me a Story.