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Thistle Thursday

by Bingran Zeng October 01, 2013

Thistle Thursday

In addition to a hot cup of coffee brewed by  Just Love Coffee or a health-conscious, healing tea brewed from Possitifitea, guests of the Thistle Stop Café will be able to enjoy a new layer of goodness: live music every Thursday night.
Beginning October 17, we will launch the live music series  Thistle Thursdays
 
In addition to an eclectic line up of artists, local food trucks will be on site from which you can buy your dinner, eat in the Thistle Stop  Café and our head barista, Terry, can make you  what is becoming known as THE best latte in town.

Terry, as well as other Thistle Stop  Café employees Arletha, Tasha and Christy, are all residents or graduates of Magdalene, the two-year residential community for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking and addiction. Fifty percent of Thistle Thursdays' cover charge will benefit the Thistle Stop  Café and Thistle Farms, the social enterprise that is run by the women of Magdalene.


The inaugural event on October 17 will feature Universal Republic Records artist, Erin McCarley. While she has performed all over the world, Erin calls Nashville home and understands the importance of supporting local organizations for women, like Thistle Farms. “I know about music being a healing process through writing and recording my album. I’m so thrilled to share some of those songs at the Thistle Stop Café, a place that is all about the healing power of love.”


Thistle Farms founder Becca Stevens says, “The theme of the Thistle Stop Café is ‘a story in every cup’ and by adding live music on Thistle Thursdays, we can honor 'a story in every song.' We want to offer this space for artists to share their gift of music with the community and to give the women of Thistle Farms a stage in which to share their stories.”

The first announced lineup of shows can be found on the Thistle Stop Café website. Like  Thistle Stop Cafe on Facebook and follow @thistlestopcafe on Twitter for Thistle Thursday announcements,  photos and live tweets.

Bingran Zeng
Bingran Zeng



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