Representatives from Nashville’s film and music community gathered together Monday night (June 3) for the annual Hollywood Meets Nashville party, held each year at the start of the CMA Music Festival week.
The purpose of the party, as explained by Donna Caldwell, is to bring together the two communities for networking and a relaxing evening. The invitation-only event had a second purpose this year, as guests were asked to bring donations for Second Harvest Food Bank, with some of the food and supplies earmarked for Oklahoma. Caldwell says she hopes to add to the one event she has each year by creating workshops and seminars for people to attend. “People are excited about the idea,” she said, “so I have to work to get strategic partnerships with businesses in town who will support our efforts.”
“This is a wonderful party to raise awareness for Second Harvest and to help people who have lost so much,” Joseph McLean Gregory said. Of the party, Gregory, founder and CEO of The Hope Diamond Collection, said the Nashville community has always welcomed all aspects of entertainment to the city, including all genres of music.