Embracing Hope Chattanooga presents Blues, Bluegrass, & BBQ

Hosted by Embracing Hope Chattanooga
$20 – $30
Sunday, May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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We are a new committee made up of representatives of multiple Mental Health organizations that recognize the lack of access to the resources provided in our area. We are educating our youth and fundraising to create more approachable access and guidance for everyone to the Mental Health Resources.

This event is Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for a celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month with Blues, Bluegrass, & BBQ in the gardens at the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo. This family-friendly overall wellness event features local live music and BBQ tastings from your favorite Chattanooga Smokehouses! We will also have Vegan/Vegetarian options.

Featuring live music from Broke Down Hound, Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers, and Slim Pickins Bluegrass. We will also have a mindful meditation, sound therapy, ART120 will be present with their Rolling Stones Art Car, and the Silver Slippers children’s dance troupe will be performing. Help us erase the stigmatism of Mental Illness by celebrating with us!

Tickets include all BBQ tastings from the participating restaurants. All non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages are purchased separately.

Children six and under are FREE (no food tickets included)
Children seven and over: $15 (five food tickets)
Early Bird: $20 (limited quantities available)
Advance: $25
Day of: $30
Day of Student with valid Student ID: $15

Beer will be available for purchase at the event provided by your favorite local breweries.

One in five Americans will cope with mental illness during their lifetime, according to NAMI. Since 2017, the
Chattanooga Mental Health Awareness Committee has been committed to raising awareness, building
connections, and reducing stigma for southeast Tennesseans dealing with behavioral health issues or substance
use disorders.

In honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month, the committee proudly announces its second annual
benefit, Embracing Hope for Mental Health, featuring an afternoon of Blues, Bluegrass, & BBQ.

The event will be held on May 19, 2019, at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, from 1 – 5 p.m., and showcase some of Chattanooga’s top talent and restaurants, with performances and food available throughout the day.

Proceeds from this year’s benefit will go to the following organizations:

Mental Health Association of East Tennessee
o Expand Mental Health 101, an outreach program which addresses stress management, signs and
symptoms of mental illness, bullying, self-harm and suicide prevention to middle and high school
students within Hamilton County public and private schools.
o Extend the current Peer Recovery Call Center to include Hamilton County resources so callers can
be supported and linked to appropriate treatment resources.
 Support local work of these exemplary support organizations who education, advocate and
promote wellness in our community.

NAMI Chattanooga (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
DBSA Chattanooga Pendulums (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (

Whether giving as a sponsor or simply purchasing a ticket as an attendee, you can help impact mental health
resources here in Tennessee.

Coming soon…. www.embracinghopecha.org

For more information please email Monica@caravantribe.com


Sunday, May 19
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$20 – $30
Primary theme:
Youth Voice
Secondary themes
Event Tags:
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Professional Development
Handicap Accessible
Handicap Accessible
Age Range
All ages


Monica M Kinsey
Collaborating Organization(s):
Volunteer Behavioral Health, Johnson Mental Health, Erlanger Behavioral Health, Parkridge Valley, Focus Treatment Center, CADAS, NAMI, Depression Bi-polar Support Alliance, TN Suicide Prevention Network, Mental Health Association of East TN, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Unum Healthcare, Helen Ross McNabb, AIM Center, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Campus Dean of Students Office, Caravan


Chattanooga Choo Choo
1400 Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
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