If you want a BIG party leading up to the annual CMA Fest in Nashville this IS the one. Lewis Brice and friends gathered for the 8th year of “Lewispalooza” on June 5th outside of Tin Roof Demonbruen. The event was held to raise funds for Hope Song, a non-profit using music to help give cancer patients hope. The success of the night brought out artists and fans who accomplished the goal: $14,000 raised that will help so many.
Performing guests included Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Lauren Alaina, American Young, Tyler Reeve, Rob Synder and many more. From the start at 6pm till the end the music, drinks and food were ever flowing. The crowd of enthusiastic fans danced, sang and never let the heat and humidity of Nashville dissuade them from a good time.
Lewis started Lewispalooza in 2010 to benefit local charities. It has grown with every year and he hopes when the 10th Anniversary comes along in two years they will need more than the parking lot, they will need to entirely block off the street. Hope Song was founded in April 2016 by John Wesley Satterfield and Coby Sherlock at Chipsa Hospital in Playas de Tijuana, Hope Song continues to support the patients at the hospital while they undergo extensive alternative treatment for cancer. The organization arranges for two to three artists to travel to the hospital from Nashville every week to perform for the patients each night. Their vision is to provide funding for cancer treatment to those who cannot afford it in the future.
The Sumter, SC native has a sound rooted at the intersection of country, rhythm & blues and southern rock. His on-stage performances do not allow you to sit back in that seat, it pulls you right in with every song. Additionally, Lewis took on the lead role in the 2014 ACM Song of the Year music video for “I Drive Your Truck,” performed by his brother Lee Brice.
We got a few minutes with Lewis before things got too crazy and learned more about Hope Song, the event and what he has coming up. We apologize in advance for the background sounds, but they were the sounds of organized chaos which led to a great night. It was a long night but felt great to be part of something so strong and meaningful.