Nashville's flood victims will certainly be on the minds of attendees at the 2010 99.5 WYCD Downtown Hoedown this weekend in Detroit.
It won't be far from their wallets, either.
Throughout the free festival, which runs Friday-Sunday (May 14-16), the radio station will run a Nickels For Nashville campaign to raise money for the American Red Cross' relief efforts in Music City. Collection points will be located around Hart Plaza, while a large container on the Hoedown stage will keep a running tally of the donations.
In a statement, WYCD Operations Manager/Program Director Tim Roberts explained that, "We've heard from countless artists that their homes are flooded, bands have lost their gear and obviously they aren't the only ones. So many families have been displaced because of this disaster. Even during all of this, the Nashville artists still remain fully committed to entertaining their loyal fans in Detroit...In turn, we wanted to do something special to rally behind them and support the relief effort."
This year's Hoedown features headliners such as the Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley and Detroit's own Uncle Kracker, as well as Darryl Worley, Julianne Hough, Stephen Cochran, Steve Azar, Randy Houser and local country acts like Julianne, JoCain, Derringer, the Forbes Brothers and more. Information is available at www.wycd.com.