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12.03.2011 This Holiday Season, Nashville-based Artist Gabe Dixon & WRLT Lightning 100 Join Forces to Help Those Less Fortunate

Named Lightning 100’s December “Artist In Residence,” Dixon and the station will work to raise donations for Second Harvest Food Bank, Toys for Tots and The American Red Cross

As the holidays approach, many of us long for home; spending most of his time on the road, singer/songwriter Gabe Dixon is no different.  This year, Gabe will spend his holidays in his hometown Nashville as WRLT Lightning 100’s first “Artist in Residence.” As “Artist in Residence”, Dixon will join the Lightning 100 team, working together to make a greater impact on the local Nashville community in a very real way, particularly in these hard economic times.
 
For the entire month of December, Dixon and Nashville’s Independent radio station will work to support food, clothing, toy and blood donation programs through Second Harvest Food Bank, Toys for Tots and The Red Cross.  The Nashville-based artist will make a number of appearances and live performances at various charity programs around his hometown, encouraging fans and friends to join him in the spirit of giving.
 
Not only will those who attend these events have a chance to meet Dixon and see him perform, but they will also have the opportunity to do their part and help those less fortunate by bringing food, toys and clothing donations to these events.  As a bonus, those who donate two cans of food and/or a new toy will receive an exclusive 4-track Gabe Dixon EP that was recorded live from his last Nashville Sunday Night live broadcast on WRLT.  The EP includes tracks from his most recent, critically acclaimed album One Spark. In addition to scheduled appearances, Dixon will be a "guest DJ" for WRLT, co-hosting the request lunch hour with Lt. Dan throughout the season. Look for Gabe’s Christmas Video and holiday blogs on Lightning100.com.
 
Below is a schedule of the live appearances/performances:
 
Dec. 3:               
Live Performance:  Encore Condominiums Remote from 1-4 pm.  Drop-boxes for Toy & Food Donation.
 
Dec. 9:               
Live Performance:  Whole Foods in Green Hills w/ 2nd Harvest Food Bank from 4-6pm.  Drop-boxes for Second Harvest Food Bank.
 
Dec. 9:               
Appearance/Meet & Greet:  American Red Cross (Charlotte Ave). Those who give blood will receive the 4-track Gabe Dixon EP
 
Dec. 13:            
Co-Host Twitter Tuesday edition of the Request Lunch Hour with Lt. Dan.(noon-1pm CST)
 
Dec 15:             
Co-Host Theme Thursday edition of the Request Lunch Hour with Lt. Dan. a theme will be chosen and Gabe will host musical interludes (noon-1pm CST)
 
Dec. 16:            
Co-Host Facebook Friday edition of the Request Lunch Hour with Lt. Dan.(noon-1pm CST)
 
Dec. 18:             
Performance Broadcast Live on WRLT:  Gabe Dixon and Friends Show at Nashville Sunday Night (3rd & Lindsley, 8-10pm)
 
Second Harvest Food Bank: http://secondharvestmidtn.org
Toys For Tots: http://www.toysfortots.org
The Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org