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-- -- time is still recovering from the massive floods many businesses still closed city officials saying there's one point four billion dollars in damage.
Just a month from now the Country Music Association is music festival takes over the city for four days.
With concerts on the riverfront and an LP field both currently in -- condition due to the flooding.
Will music city be ready for the thousands of fans expected to attend the festivities this year.
Joining me now is Steve Moore chairman of the board of the Country Music Association.
Steve good to see you -- the two venues being ready what kind of shape are they in now.
Well there in good shape tour -- LP fill this morning and the general manager titans and assured me that the -- will be ready the show will go on and they have a huge production me there today and all the vendors and of planners were -- meeting so.
We're excited the show will go on as mayor confirm last week Nashville and open for business but we're excited about having it.
There was much equipment.
Musicians equipment that was destroyed the -- can be an issue at all.
Not necessarily I'm at a lot of artist and -- -- equipment and some -- music facilities down on the river.
And there were some great losses their per share.
But you know if you know anything about music city and Nashville.
The production people -- very resilient.
So we feel like we will be ready.
This will be probably the largest and most exciting music fest in the 39 years that we've had -- best.
Well certainly people will be rallying around the city what about the money and where it's -- and it is going to someplace special.
Well you know historically we have had half of those proceeds dedicated to what a program -- keep the music playing.
Foundation which dedicated those funds for music education instrument.
To national public schools the other half went to typically education.
And this year the board had decided it would -- an easy decision that don't have those proceeds be dedicated.
To the flood relief program collar community foundation.
That the mayor's office have set up.
So we expect a considerable donation to those flood relief efforts.
This year we're just -- delighted to be able to be a part.
This community and and make that contribution definitely.
This is sort of a self serving question -- -- -- do you need volunteers.
What he tells us anything you said that we've had a lot of request for volunteer who actually holding a fair.
This Saturday in Nashville for folks who want to volunteer work the passable.
Because the more money we save on labor stuff can contribute more of the flood relief so we are entertaining volunteers to work -- the event.
And -- helped create a larger contribution.
For the -- for flood relief victim definitely.
Are you still expecting a lot of fan -- -- state.
We are -- you know.
It's hard to stop the show in Nashville.
There has been as -- -- some just some heartache.
Of disaster in certain communities but.
As you know or may not know you know the if -- attended.
From all the United States and foreign territory so it's it's -- a global and international platform of music.
-- executed in Nashville so will have fans from all the United States.
Come to Nashville experience so -- last time.
Called music fest then we still like most of that all the event that normally scheduled.
We'll go on its -- -- you gotta tell people some of the artists or appliance.
Well you know we've got.
Everyone from Taylor Swift a Brooks and Dunn to.
Tim McGraw especially in there's a lot of big artist by -- -- benefits and that the artistic community has really stepped up.
Tremendously to this great event all -- different types of events this week.
So it's been it's been a row finishing process actually state thank you is good city and -- more thanks for having me chairman of the board now.
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