The Listening Room, one of Nashville’s most iconic music and dining venues, is proud to host a virtual concert for the Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF), a non-profit dedicated to inspiring youth through entertainment and education-focused initiatives. The virtual concert is exclusively for Seacrest Studios and will be distributed to all 11 hospitals that house a studio, including Nashville’s own Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
This installment is the first of RSF’s The Nashville Sessions to take place inside a venue, as previous tapings were held outdoors or in recording studios. This special taping will feature performances and interviews with four artists: Maddie & Tae, Lainey Wilson, Walker Hayes and Lindsay Ell, as well as a behind the scenes tour of the venue and an interview with The Listening Room’s owner and operator, Chris Blair.
“Music is a universal language that unites and inspires, and we hope this segment encourages patients and their families,” said Blair. “The Ryan Seacrest Foundation’s mission is so important, and we are humbled to have been chosen to host a taping for The Nashville Sessions.”
“We are grateful to be able to join forces with the iconic Listening Room to create exclusive musical content to share with our Seacrest Studios in children’s hospitals across the country,” said Meredith Seacrest, Executive Director and COO, Ryan Seacrest Foundation. “Our hope is that this concert and tour of the venue helps to transport patients from their hospital rooms to feeling like they are in the heart of Music City.”
The Listening Room worked closely with the RSF team to execute filming in a safe, socially distanced environment. All interview and performance footage will be packaged and distributed to Seacrest Studios later this spring for patients and families to watch from the safety of their rooms through closed-circuit networks linked to Seacrest Studios.
“Hanging out with the bravest kids we know in Seacrest Studios sounds like a pretty good day to us,” said Taylor Dye of the award-winning country duo Maddie & Tae. “Even though we couldn’t be in the studios in person, we wanted to make this as special as we could and we had a lot of fun doing it!”