RelayLIVE, a free and reimagined version of Nashville’s traditional American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, makes its debut here in Music City on Saturday, April 23. Everyone is invited to come fight cancer at every stage from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Cumberland Park, just south of Nissan Stadium.
SESAC award winning singer/songwriter, Shawn Byrne, is one of the ten talented local artists scheduled to perform at this year’s event.
“My mother is a two-time cancer survivor and was recently diagnosed with leukemia so this organization means a lot to me,” says Shawn. “RelayLIVE is an opportunity for me to mix my passion for music with my passion for this amazing cause. I’m honored to be able to be a part of this and hopefully will get to brighten someone’s day.”
Other performers include Alanna Royale, Stella//James, Jordan DePaul, Nikki Williams, Megan Davies, Raquel Cole, Zeke Duhon, Jenn Bostic and Daphne Willis.
Teams will raise funds through food sales, games, and other engaging activities at the park to support the programs and services of the American Cancer Society. The festivities will also include a POUND workout, line dancing and fun contests.
Cancer survivors are invited to come enjoy a catered dinner from Puckett’s Grocery, free massages and a special sitting area to listen to the day’s music. Sponsors include Bandit Lights, Service Management Systems, Bone McAllester Norton, and Alex Makes Things.
Byrne is no stranger to the music scene. With 20 cuts to his name, a SESAC Writer’s Award for “Ol’ Cook Pot” (recorded by The Duhks), television appearances on Good Morning America, Jimmy Fallon, the CMA Awards and many others; he has shared the stage with some of Country Music’s finest including Rodney Atkins, James Otto, Ashton Shepherd, Kelleigh Bannen, Mark Collie and many others; has played legendary venues like the Grand Ole Opry, The Ryman, Nissan Stadium during CMA Music Festival; performed in front of former president George W. Bush for his homecoming celebration in Midland, TX and has been a part of countless songwriters festivals. It’s no wonder why the Nashville Scene has labeled Byrne, “Nashville’s Best Kept Secret.”
For more information about cancer or services offered by the American Cancer Society, please call 1-800-227-2345 anytime, day or night.