Neal & Harwell attorney Bill Ramsey will host the 30th Annual Ode to Otha street party on Saturday, June 1, at 1711 Sweetbriar Avenue from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Ode to Otha is a family friendly event with activities for everyone to enjoy. 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 The Rising Stars Fife and Drum Band, Stacy Mitchhart, Bashful Mountain Duo, Blue Mother Tupelo, Chip Greene, Juke Skywalker, Kenny Brown, 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 wonderful cause. The event is sponsored by Bill and Lisa Ramsey, Neal & Harwell, Martins Bar-B-Que, The Ridge, Yazoo Brewing, Brantley Sound, Lightning 100 and the Nashville Bar Association.

“Since its inception, Ode to Otha has raised more than half a million dollars for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee,” commented Bill Ramsey. “We invite you to help us continue to make a difference in the lives of those who are experiencing hunger. $30 Admission is all-inclusive, with admission for kids 12 and under, free.”

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ode-to-otha-tickets-878121504057

Additional online donations can be made directly to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee at: http://shfbmt.convio.net/site/TR/Events/VirtualFoodDrive;jsessionid=00000000.app30113c?NONCE_TOKEN=A63EE26E9D77BCF77536BB0C935B2D02&px=1428306&pg=personal&fr_id=1363

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 www.othaturner.com.

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee 

For 46 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 across the 46 counties in its service area. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 420 nonprofit Partner Agencies across Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, congregate meal sites, 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 secondharvestmidtn.org.