Even though the holiday season is now over, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s never a good time to help support some of your local causes.
Last year, The CMBeat did a feature on the non-profit organization, Christmas 4 Kids, which is a cause that helps collect and donate toys for children that may be less fortunate in the Middle Tennessee area. The article talks about information about their organization, the charity’s annual show held every year at The Ryman Auditorium in Downtown Nashville, along with information about their inaugural Tour Bus Show. (If you would like to read this article, you can do so by clicking HERE.)
So in honor of the Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show, I wanted to do a quick recap of the special event. Besides holding a benefit concert every year, the other main resource that the organization uses to raise money is in the annual Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show that takes place at the Super Walmart in Hendersonville, Tennessee. For a small donation you can tour the buses and see how country stars travel in style, along with meeting some of the artists! If you’d like to find out some of the artists that were at the Tour Bus Show last year, be sure to check out the list of artists below. Along with giving the children presents for Christmas, each child will receive a brand new winter coat.
Kimberly Schlapman (from Little Big Town)
Bailey Guy – 2019 Miss Tennessee – Tenn USA
Chloe Warren – Sumner County Outstanding Teen
Christine Williamson – Miss Tennessee
Craig Wayne Boyd
Donnie Lee Strickland
Machalia Bennette – 2019 Miss Williamson County
My One and Only
Samantha Havenstrite – Miss Chattanooga 2019
The Tennessee Werewolves
The Young Fables
Three Doors Down
After all the years efforts are combined, several buses picked up over 400 children to take them to a party held in their honor, hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The special event for the kids provided a lunch graciously donated by Garth Brooks, along with live music and dancing. The party continues when everyone hops back on the buses to go to a parade that is led by the Nashville Trolley, and goes almost a five mile stretch, featuring more than 70 tour buses, ending at the Super Walmart in Hendersonville. Each child was then greeted with their chaperone, and given spending money to buy what they wish. While making their way through Nashville the following day of the tour bus show, you could see a line of buses making their way through town to Hendersonville.
It was such a great time getting to attend the Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show in 2018. All the country music artists and people that were there were so kind. It was nice to see all these people generously donate their time and to help make this wonderful event happen for this admirable cause!
Did you attend the Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show? What did you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts, so leave me a comment below or on social media!