Rising country singer-songwriter Austin Jenckes announced a special benefit concert at City Winery on December 2nd. The proceeds from the event, titled If You Grew Up Like I Did – Presented by Austin Jenckes and Friends, will benefit John’s Toast, an organization to help those who suffer from anxiety, depression and other forms of mental wellness. Featured guests and friends will be announced in coming weeks. In addition, each attendee will receive a copy of Jenckes’ debut album If You Grew Up Like I Did.
Jenckes explains, “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate music than by playing a show with friends I’ve been fortunate enough to work with this year.” Adding, “John’s Toast shines a positive light on mental health awareness and I’m very thankful to be joining them for this event.”
Tickets are $25.00 and available now at City Winery’s website.
Quickly becoming an Opry regular since his debut this past summer, Jenckes took part in the Opry Country Classics series last week, performing on the historic stage at the Ryman Auditorium for the first time in his career. See photo above.
John’s Toast is a formal organization to help those who suffer from anxiety, depression and other forms of mental wellness and has developed into a series of live events. Our goal is to bring awareness to the efforts of John’s Toast and our partner Pivotal Moments by providing a digital educational platform for 8th – 10th graders focused on mental wellness, free of charge, to school districts across the nation.
John’s Toast began in 2007 and grew to be a social media movement each year on Oct. 25th. The toast began when the founder’s family took a moment to toast their son and brother, John, who died of suicide two weeks prior. Across the globe as the clock strikes 8 p.m. on Oct. 25th, friends, families and celebrities come together to virtually toast John. Every year, new friends join old friends to raise a glass for a brief moment of reflection of those lost too soon, remembering smiles and laughs.
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