May 13, 2022 - Things to Do

Parade honors vets, first responders

Lee Brice is among those performing a private show for veterans, first responders and their families.
Lee Brice is among those performing a private show for veterans, first responders and their families. Photo: Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean/USA Today Network

The nonprofit Tunnels to Towers Foundation is holding a parade down lower Broadway on Friday evening featuring 750 first responders and military families.

Why it matters: Tunnels to Towers supports veterans, first responders and their families with mortgage-free homes.

  • By the end of the year, the organization will have provided homes for over 500 families.
  • It also partners with other groups to provide comprehensive care, including mental health and addiction treatment.

Flashback: Tunnels to Towers was launched in honor of New York firefighter Stephen Siller, who sacrificed his life on 9/11.

Details: Following the parade, a collection of country music artists will put on a concert for an invitation-only crowd of first responders, veterans and their family members.

  • Old Dominion, Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Darryl Worley and Willie Shaw are among those performing.

If you go: The parade begins at 6pm and concludes at the Wildhorse Saloon.

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