Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Americana Music Association and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville partner again to offer exciting Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs

The Americana Music Association and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville partner again to offer exciting Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs
  
NASHVILLE, July 26, 2011 – The Americana Music Association and the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville have once again combined their efforts to present Raising the Bar, one of the most exciting Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs available to attorneys.  The slate of panels on music and entertainment topics will take place during the Americana Music Festival and Conference, presented by Nissan, October 12-15, 2011 at the Downtown Nashville Sheraton Hotel  in the heart of the city. 
 
In its sixth year and titled "Raising the Bar," the CLE program provides attorneys with the ability to obtain 10 - 12 hours of CLE credit for the jointly created panels and workshops.  The Americana Music Association is offering attorneys an incredible discounted conference member rate of $300 (a $200 savings off the walk up price) through July 31st.  This rate includes not only the CLE panels, but also a priority admission badge to attend the evening Music Festival showcases and a ticket to the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards show at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Thursday, October 13, 2011. 
 
“Last years CLE program at “Americanafest” was a huge success and we are excited to again partner with the Americana Music Association allowing us to offer our family of attorneys an excellent opportunity to earn all of their CLE credit for the year by attending interesting, world-class panels,” said Arts & Business Council President & CEO Connie Valentine.  She adds that “This program is an exciting continuation of the CLE programs offered by the ABC year-round.”
 
“We are excited again to partner with the ABC on this legal symposium” said Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association.  “We share a common mission in supporting the businesses that support the arts.”  Hilly added, “Its really one of the best ways I can think of for an attorney to get their required annual credits and to experience Nashville’s premier musical event.”
 
A significant portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Arts and Business Council’s Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts program which provides pro bono legal assistance and education to low-income artists of all disciplines, as well as legal and business services to emerging non-profit arts organizations.  With a roster of over 200 generous volunteer lawyers & professionals, this program has provided an estimated $850,000 worth of pro bono services to the Nashville arts and entertainment communities in just over four years.
 
This special CLE Festival and Conference Registrations are now available for attorneys by calling the AmericanaMusic Association office at (615) 386-6936 . Visit  americanamusic.org for more information.  
 
About The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville drives collaboration between Arts and Business that contributes to the economic and cultural vitality of Greater Nashville.  Other events and programs of the ABC include the Bowtie Awards, ArtWorks, and the Music City Corporate Band Challenge.
 
About the Americana Music Association
The Americana Music Association is a professional non-profit trade organization whose mission is to promote awareness, provide a forum, and advocate for the creative and economic vitality of the Americana music genre.  The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference which will take place October 12-15, 2011 in Nashville, TN, widely recognized as one of the premier events in the music industry.  The Americana autumn event features educational music related panels by day and a stacked schedule of musical showcases throughout the city by night, the week’s capstone is the critically acclaimed Americana Honors and Awards show at the historic Ryman Auditorium, recognizing both annual and lifetime achievements in the Americana music world.
 
For more information on the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashvilleand the Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts contact:  Jaclyn Johnson (615) 743-3055 | jjohnson@abcnashville.org

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