Josh Turner will headline the Concert for Cumberland Heights, an annual fundraiser supporting Cumberland Heights’ John Hiatt Fund for adolescent and young adult treatment. The concert is set for October 15 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Striking Matches will open the show.
“I’m looking forward to playing for Cumberland Heights to help them raise money so they can continue the great work that they do,” Turner said. “Alcohol and drug abuse is damaging to the person experiencing it, but it’s also detrimental to their family and friends.”
“The response we’ve received through the years from the Nashville music community is overwhelming. Contributions by artists like Josh have made the event one of the most successful fundraisers at the Ryman,” Walt Quinn, chief marketing officer for Cumberland Heights, said. “We’re thrilled that Josh will be the headliner for the concert this year. He’s an A-list performer who is sure to attract a full house.”
Tickets go on sale July 18 through the Ryman Auditorium box office and Ticketmaster. An online auction will also be held July 18–August 1, featuring specialty tickets and an autographed copy of Turner’s book Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family, and Fatherhood.
Cumberland Heights offers a music therapy program that includes workshops, performances and special visits from music industry professionals. Proceeds will support the John Hiatt Fund which supports adolescents and young adults, ages 14–24 and their families through the recovery process. Since Cumberland Heights established the concert fundraiser in 1996, it has raised almost $2 million.