Mission & Charities
Music City Festival, Inc. (IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization EIN # 45-3527760) produces the Music City Festival and BBQ Championship, The Music City Car Show, The Swine Ball and other event throughout the year. We embrace the spirit of Nashville with an extensive network of volunteers and over $28,500 in donations to charity over the past four years.
Music City Festival and BBQ Championship celebrates the “music” in Music City and features a Tennessee State BBQ competition on the last weekend in August. During a two-day period, we host live music in downtown Nashville as well as an Amateur and Professional BBQ teams who compete on a level sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network and Kansas City BBQ Society.
Shriners Hospitals for Children® is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay. Their Lexington, KY facility is within a 200 mile radius of Nashville.
Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) exists to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred service-connected injuries on or after September 11, 2001. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. The tragic events of Sept. 11 are often the reason warriors say they felt a sense of duty to volunteer for the military. These individuals chose to defend our country, and that is why we honor them. Sept. 11 also served as a catalyst for conflicts Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Operation Iraqi Freedom refers to military operations in Iraq that began March 19, 2003 and officially ended August 31, 2010. Operation Enduring Freedom refers to combat operations in Afghanistan in support of the War on Terror.
The Music City Festival, Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization. EIN # 45-3527760