The Basement to Bridgestone Arena
80 Venues. 24 hours. 1 World Record.
From empty venues, to cancelled shows, the heart of Music City has taken a beating. As we slowly resurface and aim for life as we knew it, James Hatem is partnering with The U.S. Bartenders Guild and Music Venue Alliance Nashville on Friday, April 9 in an effort to bring awareness to the struggles faced by Nashville’s local music scene in the last year and the resiliency of artists, crews and venues. James, in collaboration with some of Nashville’s finest, is doing his part in bringing hope back to the city by attempting to break a Guinness World Record.
James will be doing his part by attempting to break a Guinness World Record and will be partnering with Nashville’s finest to do so!
The Goal: Perform at 80 venues in 24 hours beating the current standing record of 65, set in 2012 by Norway-based band Helge Toft.
After COVID-19 testing and going to great lengths to make sure his crew has all the necessary PPE to keep
them safe, James will travel through Nashville playing venues of all sizes including Bridgestone Arena, Ascend
Amphitheater, Exit/In, and many more Nashville favorites for live music. With the help of Two Rivers Ford,
James and his small crew will hit legendary spots in Downtown, Midtown, and East Nashville neighborhoods during the attempt.
All donations from fans and sponsors will go directly to Music Venue Alliance Nashville and the U.S. Bartenders Guild to help the amazing venues and bars in Nashville who have been affected by the pandemic.
How we are a COVID-19 safe event:
All crew taking COVID tests provided by registered nurse
PPE worn by all team members
Audience numbers limited at each venue
Following all CDC guidelines
3rd & Lindsley
ACME Feed and Seed
Bento Living Chestnut Hill Rooftop
Big Machine Vodka
Bobby's Idle Hour
Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar
Centennial Park Ampitheater
Centennial Park Pavillon
Curb Event Center
Farmers Market Nashville
Hard Rock Cafe
Harton Recital Hall
Hops and Crafts
Jackson Theater (TPAC)
Jefferson Street Sound Museum
Marathon Music Works
Massey Concert Hall
McAfee Concert Hall
NashHouse Southern Spoon & Saloon
Natchez Hills Winery
National Museum of African American Music
Ole Smoky Moonshine
Polk Theater (TPAC)
Tennessee Brew Works
The 5 Spot
The American Legion
The Back Corner
The Lounge at City Winery Nashville
The Picnic Tap
Tin Roof Downtown
War Memorial Auditorium
AND MORE TBA