Sing Out! to benefit OutCentral


The Café at Outloud will host Sing Out!, a benefit concert for OutCentral, Nashville’s new GLBTQIF Cultural Center, on Friday, Sept. 21, beginning at 7p.m.

Scheduled performers include Steph Mahan, Namoli Brennet, Freddy Freeman and Friends, Matthew Ebell, Tim Toonen and Abby McDowell. A donation of $10 is requested, but no amount will be refused. Sister Right of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will emcee.

The Café at Outloud is located at 1707 Church Street in Nashville and is a smoke and alcohol free environment. Its expanding menu of coffee, teas and light fare is prepared in house using as many fresh, locally grown, and homemade ingredients as possible.

According to producer Freddy Freeman, the event will showcase a diverse lineup of Nashville’s best-known gay and lesbian vocal artists and musicians. 

“I’m excited to share this opportunity to give back to the community,” Freeman commented. “We hope this is the first of many cultural events that will feature talent from across the country.”

Organized early in 2007, OutCentral plans to open its storefront next to the Café on Church Street this fall, housing programs, meetings and non-profit business operations. 

According to executive director Jim Hawk, OutCentral will be “a positive energy filled environment where organizations can collaborate, where enduring relationships can be created, where there is integration rather than isolation, and where recreation and education flourish.”