ABA Cares: Information on Helping Those Affected by Nashville Tornado

As you know, the Nashville area was hit with tragedy earlier this week when a devastating tornado hit parts of the city and surrounding areas. Thankfully, the city's entertainment district was untouched. With minor exceptions, the city's hotels, restaurants, meeting spaces, attractions and venues are open.

Shows went on Tuesday night at the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, Lower Broadway honky tonks and other live music venues. Current conventions are ongoing at Music City Center. There was never a disruption at Nashville International Airport. All major attractions are open, except for the Tennessee State Museum because of road closures in North The SEC Men's Basketball Tournament has announced it will go on as planned starting March 11. While we are grateful that even with all the devastation, the music keeps playing in Music City, our friends and colleagues were affected personally.

The Nashville CVB continues to raise funds through Music City Inc., and those funds will be immediately distributed directly to families significantly impacted, with a priority on those employed in the hospitality industry.

If you would like to help, you can make a donation to Music City Inc., the 501c(3) charitable foundation of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. online, Venmo: VisitMusicCity, Paypal: donate@visitmusiccity.com (recipient name) or by Check: payable to Music City Inc. Foundation; send to One Nashville Place, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite G-250, Nashville, TN 37219.

We thank you for your generosity for our friends and colleagues who are in need.

About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


Melanie Hinton, Vice President, Communications & Marketing, ABA
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