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Monday, January 15, 2018

The 25th Annual Alive at the Bluebird concert series benefiting Alive Hospice has seen sold out shows virtually every night since the kick off last week. Today, we’re excited to announce the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks will join Kent Blazy, Pat Alger, Victoria Shaw and Tony Arata for an Alive at the Bluebird show at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Seats for the very special performance are $250.00, and pre-paid advance reservations can only be made through www.bluebirdcafe.com beginning Thursday, January 18 at 8:00 a.m. Central.

Brooks' history with the Bluebird Cafe has been well documented. Capitol Records A&R executive Lynn Shults was in the famed 90-seat club on a night when Brooks performed in 1988. Brooks was signed soon after, and the rest, as they say, is history.

"...so, what do I owe the Bluebird...I owe everything I have," Brooks confessed in the trailer for Bluebird: The Movie about hearing Tony Arata perform his eventual smash hit "The Dance" at the Bluebird Cafe.

"We are tremendously grateful to the songwriter community for the steadfast support of Alive at the Bluebird for 25 years," said Alive Hospice President/CEO Anna-Gene O'Neal. "Garth started his career in the intimate company of these dedicated professionals, and so we are thrilled that he can join us for this special anniversary year."

Two special items have been donated to Alive Hospice to be auctioned during the 25th Annual Alive at the Bluebird concert series. A beautiful original "Wings to Fly" oil painting donated by acclaimed artist Deann Hebert and an Epiphone FT-100 acoustic guitar donated by Earl E. Owens, a prominent Nashville manager, producer, promoter and public relations executive who was cared for by Alive Hospice last year. The guitar will be autographed by all artists and writers performing during the Alive at the Bluebird series, and both items will be available for bidding online at www.bluebirdcafe.com and in person on the final night of the series.

About Alive Hospice: Alive Hospice is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit that provides compassionate care and support for terminally ill patients and their families, grief support for adults and children, and education about the end of life. Alive Hospice was founded in 1975, making it the first hospice program in Tennessee and the Southeast, and the first in the nation to provide hospice care in private homes. Alive Hospice is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, call 615-327-1085 or visit www.AliveHospice.org.

Alive Hospice's Mission: We provide loving care to people with life-threatening illnesses, support to their families and service to the community in a spirit of enriching lives.