REMINDER — ParkLife Concert to help the homeless


by Dave Carew

If you could take one simple step to help homeless human beings get off the streets and gain a better life . . . would you do it?

Here’s the step:

Please consider attending the ParkLife benefit concert/festival coming to Sevier Park in 12South on Saturday, August 31.  Admission is FREE, with donations of any size enormously appreciated.

How, specifically, will this help the homeless? Your donation will go directly to fund Lambscroft, the local non-profit covered by the Associated Press and The Tennessean, which helps homeless men and women gain a safe, effective pathway off the streets. One key way Lambscroft does this is by offering free culinary-arts (cooking) training to homeless people at its facility called The Cookery on 12th Avenue. Homeless men and women attend the free training school . . . learn how to become cooks and chefs . . . and gain the employment (and other) skills they need to gain a brighter life.

But this training, of course, is only free for the homeless. It costs money to provide it. So that’s where your donation comes in . . . and how you can make a powerful and EMPOWERING difference in the life of human beings working to turn their lives around.

Oh . . . and did I mention there will be great bands there to entertain you? They include:

  • The Choir
  • Neulore
  • Waterdeep
  • The Bobby Hayden Story
  • The Cold Stares
  • Evoka Project
  • Zeb Barron
  • McDarrin Tyler

As the bands play, you’ll enjoy a community cookout, “Bouncy Fun” for the kids, and great food trucks (all of which are tithing a portion of their profits . . . so just by EATING you’ll be contributing!).

Please “Save the Date” (Saturday, August 31, starting at 1 p.m., bands starting at 3:30 p.m.)

For more information, please visit:

For more information about Lambscroft, please visit:

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at and Dave is also a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising / marketing / public relations writer.

Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville by Dave Carew—which was praised by The Tennessean as “beautiful, haunting, powerful”—is now available in an all-new paperback edition. For more information, please visit and/or the page on Facebook:

Do you want to help homeless people in Nashville learn culinary arts and other employment skills that provide a specific, effective path off the streets? Please visit and consider making a financial contribution. Any amount is very helpful and appreciated. Thank you.


Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew



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