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Nashville Music Comes Together For ‘Sophie Shines’

Sophie SalvesonNashville’s music elite are coming together to present “Sophie Shines,” a concert and silent auction event that will benefit the Sophia Salveson Trust Fund.  The fund is dedicated to providing financial support to 19-year old Sophie’s ongoing recovery following a serious stroke she suffered in March.
 
Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Larry Carlton, Melinda Doolittle, Mandisa, Mike Eldred, Etta Britt, Chris Rodriguez, Annie Sellick & Pat Bergeson, Michael Londra, Lisa Cochran and others will be joining Tim Akers & the Smoking Section, a funk band comprised of Nashville’s A-team studio musicians.  “Sophie Shines” will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 25, at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville.
 
On March 1 Salveson suffered a massive stroke leaving her with little-to-no movement on the right side of her body and major damage to the speech and comprehension center of her brain. Her recovery has been remarkable and unprecedented in many ways, but the road ahead to improvement is long and incredibly expensive. Even with excellent insurance, the costs are astronomical and will remain so as Sophie’s rehabilitation continues.
 
As a result, the music business/art-related friends of Salveson’s family have decided to put together an event to help raise funds.  She is a 2011 graduate of Hume Fogg High School in Nashville and was attending her first year of college at the Chicago Institute of the Arts.
 
Sophie’s parents, Marabeth Quin and Paul Salveson, have been a part of the music industry in Nashville for over 20 years.  Their music industry friends have joined forces to make this event an evening to remember forever as well as a tremendous tool for building financial support for Sophie’s long and successful recovery.
 
Please visit www.sophieshines.com to buy tickets or make donations. VIP tickets are available now for $125 and include the best seats in the newly renovated house, plus valet parking and more. General admission tickets will go on sale June 6.
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