Emmylou Harris’ Canine Charity Event Fetches a Festival of Activities for Second Annual Woofstock

emmylou-harris-dogsTwelve time Grammy-award winning country and folk icon Emmylou Harris is sharing her passion for pet adoption and animal-rescue as she hosts her second annual WOOFSTOCK 2013 during the week of CMA Music Festival at the Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, TN.

Woofstock is a charity event, where all proceeds benefit dog-rescue organization Bonaparte’s Retreat and community outreach program Crossroads Campus, whose storefront operation Shop & Adopt recently opened in Germantown. On Saturday, June 8th, the public is invited to a festival at the Fontanel Mansion. This all-day concert event includes a performance by Emmylou Harris, as well as other artists and songwriters which will be announced soon. Admission is open to the public and tickets can be purchased for a $20 donation either the day of the event or pre-sale by going HERE. Children twelve and under and dogs are free.

Woofstock at Fontanel Concert Benefit:
Saturday, June 8th, 2013 from 11am-5pm
The Fontanel Mansion
4225 White Creeks Pike / Nashville, TN 37189

Various venders will be featured during this event, including booths for Bonaparte’s Retreat, Woofstock, Crossroads Campus, the Nashville Humane Association, as well as different rescue operations, pet services, veterinarians, and artists. Participants will enjoy the live all-day concert as well as several animal-centered activities such as a “Dog Beach”: a shaded creek bed that run along the Fontanel property and “Dog Playground” area will include space for Frisbee, ball toss, and other exciting games. Nashville veterinary specialists will be on hand for doggy first-aid.

More about Emmylou Harris and Bonaparte’s Retreat: Emmylou’s desire for helping animals resonated when she adopted her dog Bonaparte from a shelter. Bonaparte stayed with Emmylou for ten years. After his passing, she was inspired to create a way to save animals that shared the same fate as her beloved Bonaparte. Founded in 2004, Bonaparte’s Retreat is dedicated to providing nurturing foster care for dogs when allotted time at Metro Nashville Animal Control has elapsed and to help them find permanent loving homes.

With more than 15 million albums sold worldwide and currently on the road promoting her album, Old Yellow Moon, with Rodney Crowell, it is no wonder why Emmylou Harris has, in the last decade, gained admiration as much for her eloquently straightforward songwriting as for her incomparably expressive singing. Leaving her mark in the industry for the last thirty plus years, her previous release, Hard Bargain, featured the heartfelt tune Big Black Dog. With its loping canine-like rhythms, is also a true tale, about a black lab mix named Bella.

On top of her long list of accomplishments as one of country music’s greatest songwriters, Emmylou is involved with various animal charities and organizations. She has been an active supporter of the Nashville Humane Association, done a PSA for PETA as well as participating in their dog house building campaign and has been a Goodwill Ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society. For more information on Emmylou Harris, please visit www.EmmylouHarris.com.

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