Nashville, Tenn. – January 20, 2016 – Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (MHAMT) is hosting its 18th annual Jammin’ to Beat the Blues event on April 19th, 2016. This year offers a new spin with the first ever Denim & Dazzle Pre-Party featuring food, drinks, and fun at the Ryman Auditorium.

This event raises awareness about behavioral health issues and resources that are available to help individuals and families who are impacted by mental illness. It will be held at the Historic Ryman Auditorium with tickets available for purchase online. This year’s concert will feature The Time Jumpers and surprise Special Guests.

President and CEO of MHAMT, Tom Starling states, “We are so fortunate to have country music legend Vince Gill help us plan this concert for the 6th straight year. To honor him and those who contribute to mental health awareness, the Vince Gill Ambassador award will be presented at intermission.”

Jammin’ to Beat the Blues is Tennessee’s largest event for mental health and has sold out for the previous seven years. Past performers have included Vince Gill, Joe Don Rooney, Patty Loveless, Taylor Hicks, Emmylou Harris, John Anderson, Rodney Crowell, Striking Matches, Amy Grant, Ashley Monroe, & many more! MHAMT looks forward to the continued success of this event as it brings awareness in Middle Tennessee.

About Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been providing services to the Middle Tennessee community for over 66 years. Its mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.

Over the years, MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. By being a frontline resource for the community, MHAMT is in a position to identify important mental health needs in Middle Tennessee, and then often facilitates the development of programs to meet those needs or enhance resources to address service gaps.

For more information, please contact AVMS, PR for Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee, 615.348.7768,