Neal & Harwell attorney Bill Ramsey will host the 29th Annual Ode to Otha street party on Saturday, June 3 at 1711 Sweetbriar Avenue from 2:00-9:00pm. Ode to Otha is a family friendly event with something for everyone. From great music, tasty food and drinks to an interactive kids’ zone; you can bring the entire family along for the fun! Ode to Otha will feature music from artists Sharde Thomas (Otha’s granddaughter) and The Rising Stars Fife and Drum Band, Stacy Mitchhart, Bashful Mountain Duo, Blue Mother Tupelo, Chip Greene, Juke Skywalker, plus special guests. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

Ode to Otha celebrates Otha Turner’s lifetime of music and his legacy. The event was established on the understanding that food and music have the power to make a difference, so the tradition continues. This is an excellent way for the entire family to support a fantastic cause while you enjoy great music and food. The event is sponsored by Bill and Lisa Ramsey, Neal & Harwell, Martins Bar-B-Que, The Ridge, Yazoo, Brantley Sound and the Nashville Bar Association.

Since its inception, Ode to Otha has raised nearly half a million dollars for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. We invite you to help us continue to make a difference in the lives of those who are experiencing food insecurity. Admission is $30. Kids 12 and under free.

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About Ode to Otha
Each year, Nashvillian Bill Ramsey hosts a birthday bash honoring Otha Turner and his music. Otha Turner started playing the fife and drums at local picnic parties at a young age and became the leader of the Rising Star Fife and Drum Corps. He used the money he would make to purchase a farm where he and his family lived. Although Otha is no longer with us, his spirit and music live on in Sharde Thomas, his granddaughter, who continues the centuries-old fife and drum tradition along with other family members in the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band. All proceeds from the event benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. For additional information, visit

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
For more than 40 years, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has followed its mission to provide food to people facing hunger and work to advance hunger solutions. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 420 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, its mission and programs, please visit