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Emmylou Harris Shows Passionate Paws for a Cause at Woofstock 2012

Friday, August 18th

Fontanel Mansion, Nashville

Woofstock 2012Great music, a charitable mission, and a whole lotta’ fun…come to the first annual benefit event Woofstock 2012!

The Farm will have a booth set up at the event, so stop by for some gifts and fun items from our boutique, or bring your dog  by for a nail trim, with proceeds to benefit Bonaparte’s Retreat, a dog rescue organization founded by Emmylou Harris.

View the press release below:

Twelve time Grammy award-winning country and folk icon Emmylou Harris shares her passion for animal-rescue and pet adoption as she partakes in the first annual 2012 Woofstock at the Fontanel Mansion in Nashville, TN.Woofstock is a two day charity event, where all proceeds benefit dog-rescue organization Bonaparte’s Retreat.

On Friday, August 17th, 2012 an “invitation only” dinner will take place for guests as well as their “well-behaved pooches” at The Studio.  The vegetarian dinner will be preceded by a silent auction, which will include items from Music City Pickers and Emmy’s Closet, featuring clothing and jewelry from local artists.  Emmylou will also perform and sign autographs after the dinner.

 On Saturday, August 18th, the public is invited to a festival at the south side of the creek at the Fontanel Mansion. This all-day concert event includes performers Emmylou Harris, award-winning singer/songwriter Buddy Miller, chart-topping songwriter Shawn Camp (Garth Brooks, George Strait, Josh Turner, etc) among various others.  Admission is open to the public and tickets can be purchased in the form of a $20 donation, which will be collected at the gate the day of the event. Children twelve and under is free.

  Woofstock at the Fontanel:
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Doors open at 10am; Music from 11am-4pm
The Fontanel Mansion
4225 White Creeks Pike /  Nashville, TN 37189

Various venders will be featured during this event, including booths for Bonaparte’s Retreat, Woofstock, the Nashville Humane Association, as well as different rescue operations, pet services, veterinarians, and artists.   Participants will enjoy the live all-day concert as well as several animal-centered activities such as a “Dog Beach”: a set-up aimed to make any dogs day, filled with fun and goodies for animals and their owners, including beach umbrellas, baby pools, Adirondack chairs, and dog towels.  An additional “Dog Playground” area will include space for Frisbee, ball toss, and other exciting games.  For more information on the event, please visit www.woofstockatfontanel.com.

More about Emmylou Harris and Bonaparte’s Retreat: Emmylou’s desire for helping animals first fostered when she adopted her dog Bonaparte from a shelter.  Rescued just before he was to be euthanized, Bonaparte stayed with Emmylou for ten years.  After his passing, she was inspired to create a way to save animals that shared the same fate as her beloved Bonaparte. Founded in 2004, Bonaparte’s Retreat is dedicated to providing nurturing foster care for dogs when their allotted time at centers like the Nashville Humane Association and the Metro Nashville Animal Control has elapsed and to help them find permanent loving homes.

With more than 15 million albums sold worldwide, it is no wonder why Emmylou Harris was honored in 2012 with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music.  Leaving her mark in the industry for the last thirty plus years, Emmylou keeps the chart topping hits coming, as she released her latest album Hard Bargain in late 2011, which features the heartfelt tune Big Black Dog, a tribute to her cherished Bonaparte.  On top of her long list of accomplishments as one of country music’s greatest songwriters, Emmylou is involved with various nanimal charities and organizations.  She has been an active supporter of the Nashville Humane Association, done a PSA for PETA as well as participating in their dog house building campaign, and been involved in the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch.  For more information on Emmylou Harris, please visit www.EmmylouHarris.com.