Do you have a faith or community group that would like to help us this year by volunteering to man kettle locations throughout Nashville and surrounding areas to fund the year round programs of The Salvation Army? Would you like to take part in a unique musical experience at Fontanel to kick it all off? Basically…would you like to Rock the Red Kettle in 2017?

On October 15, 2017 from 2:30pm to 7:00pm, we will be hosting a musical experience on the Back Porch Stage at Fontanel to kick off our Red Kettle Season for 2017. Our Red Kettles are a vital part of our funding stream to keep our year round programs going. Programs that provide Supportive Housing to homeless families, single women and men, emergency rental and utility assistance to families to keep them from becoming homeless, and Pathway of Hope case management to help families break out of the poverty cycle two generations at a time. We are looking for corporate, civic, and church groups who would be willing to sponsor or adopt kettles throughout Nashville and Keep the Kettle Rocking through Christmas Eve, allowing us to serve more families in the New Year.

So grab your family and your lawn chairs and join us for an afternoon of fellowship and fun!!

Please email Misty.Ratcliff@uss.salvationarmy.org if your group would like to take part! If your organization is interested in sponsoring this event, please click here for more details.

*No outside food or drinks are allowed – Food Trucks will be on-site!

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Artists to include:

Damien Horne – Host and Performer

If you were to ask Damien what his purpose in life is, he’d probably say: to make others believe that they can fulfill their own purpose in this world. Whether it’s through his songs, his public speaking platform, or simply via a one-on-one conversation, you’ll walk away from him feeling like anything is possible.

Damien’s credentials are loaded. Although he was homeless in two different cities (LA and Nashville), he has shared the stage with the likes of everyone from Faith Hill and Big & Rich to Robert Randolph and John Legend. He’s landed publishing deals with Big Love and Warner Chapel. He was also a part of a country music trio The Farm that was signed to Warner Brothers. During their stint, they had two charting singles. “Home Sweet Home” (Billboard Top 20) and “Be Grateful” (Billboard Top 40).

When Damien’s not on the road as an artist he’s working alongside The Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Club. He uses his story of being the first of 12 children in his family to graduate from high school and avoid being a victim of the streets in order to uplift and inspire children from families and neighborhoods just like his. One of his latest
projects is EncourageInspireMotivate.com, a weekly blog showcasing people who are doing their part to make the world a better place. This new online platform complements what he’s currently focused on, “Shine”, which is not only his newest single and the name of his upcoming one man show, but is also the motto by which he lives his life.