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Crowds Attend 'Christmas 4 Kids' Concert

Posted at 10:27 PM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 23:27:30-05

The annual "Christmas 4 Kids" fundraising concert raised money for children in need Monday night at the Ryman Auditorium.

The concert aims to bring Christmas to hundreds of under-privileged mid-state children each year.

This year's sold-out show featured The Marshall Tucker Band, Restless Heart, Shenandoah, and Craig Wayne Boyd.

The money raised will allow 400 kids to buy Christmas presents not only for themselves, but their families as well.

"The kids will come with a list, and they wanna buy for mom and dad, brother, sister, and grandma and grandpa," said President of the event, Linda O'Connell. "So what we do is, this event is basically for the kids to pick out what they want for Christmas and then we let them buy nominal gifts for the rest of the family because this is their night, so we try to make sure they get that."

Christmas 4 Kids also throws the children a Christmas Party and gives them a brand new winter coat.