Music Gives: Together for St. Jude

During a summer without live music festivals, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is here to fill that void with the Music Gives livestream!

Join WJBC and St. Jude for the Music Gives: Together livestream on Thursday, August 13th beginning at 4:00 pm CT for a celebration of music and food all while giving back – because together, nothing is impossible. This exclusive 6-hour live event will feature a fusion of music and culinary content designed to maximize engagement and donations to the St. Jude lifesaving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.

The music and culinary entertainment rage across different stages and music genres including Country, Rock, Pop, Gospel and Christian, Latin, and more to highlight how St. Jude is continued its lifesaving work thanks to the support of generous people like you!

Don’t miss out on the live performances and featured stories from former St. Jude patients and current supporters. Find the full schedule HERE and join us to support St. Jude on August 13th!

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