Thursday, May 15, 2014
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
W.O. Smith Music School
1125 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
Tickets: $40 in advance, $60 at the door

Spring Fling: The Birdhouse Thing 2014

As part of a continued effort to provide affordable musical lessons to children of low-income families, the W. O. Smith Music School will host Spring Fling: The Birdhouse Thing at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 15 at its Eighth Avenue South facility. Tickets are $40 in advance or for $60 at the door. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres from Nashville's top caterers, specialty food shops and restaurants.

The annual fundraiser includes both live and silent auctions of wooden birdhouses designed and decorated by Nashville celebrities, renowned artists and professionals including Music Row executive Ted Wagner, interior designer Lisa Stevens, architect Tom Bauer, Emma’s Flowers staff and chef Arnold Myint as well as local artists Delia Seigenthaler, Jay Swafford and Lucy Ray. Also up for auction are other unique art works and gift packages to local businesses such as a personal tour of Antique Archaeology, furniture built by craftsman Bob McGill, handmade jewelry by Jennie Okon, a painting by Music Row executive turned artist Rob Hendon, packages to Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel, Hermitage Hotel and The Wild Cow and a Harpeth Hall Summer Camp Scholarship. Returning again for BirdHouse Thing 2014 is the celebrity online auction with concert tickets and meet-and-greet passes available through www.mclemoreauction.com.

The BirdHouse Thing is an important fundraising event for the nonprofit school to continue to provide youth on reduced and free lunch programs with the opportunity to study music for just 50-cents per lesson. The school relies heavily on the talent and instruction of volunteer faculty as well as the generosity of the greater Nashville community to assist with annual administrative and operational expenses so that children can take voice lessons and learn to play instruments. You can support The Birdhouse Thing and the W.O. Smith Music School by sponsoring the event, or by making in-kind donations for the live and silent auctions. Sample in-kind donations include artwork, gift certificates, tickets to shows, a round of golf, jewelry, and collectables. For more information, call (615) 255-8355. Be sure to check out photos from past years in the event archive.