The show is part of the 20th anniversary celebration for Thistle Farms, the Nashville-based organization whose mission is to heal, empower and employ girls who have survived trafficking, prostitution and addiction.
The concert event, also featuring fiddle-playing songwriter Amanda Shires and blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland, takes place in the Ryman Auditorium on May 3rd. Thistle Farms creator Becca Stevens will join several of the girls of Thistle Farms during the concert to share stories of inspiration and hope.
The organization supports more than 1,500 women through international partners and a national network of sister organizations, and now employs 50 local survivors. With plans for an early summer opening, Thistle Farms is investing $3 million in a brand new manufacturing facility in addition to an expanded cafe and event space, along with their Body & Home line of handmade products.