O’Charley’s Restaurant + Bar, the classic American restaurant with locations across 17 states, announced Thursday the O’Charley’s Songwriters Café fundraiser series to benefit the Folded Flag Foundation, the non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships and support grants to the families of our country’s fallen heroes. The first event will feature Thompson Square, Bobby Tomberlin and Lance Miller performing songs from the O’Charley’s Culinary Innovation and Beverage Center to raise money for the Foundation. 

The first O’Charley’s Songwriters Café will be an hour-long performance streamed on the O’Charley’s Facebook Page on Wednesday, July 15 at 7 p.m. CST. While the performance is free to watch, viewers are encouraged to make a donation through a featured Donate Now button, via text by texting FFF to 76278 or by going to www.foldedflagfoundation.org/donate. All proceeds will go to Folded Flag which is uniquely structured as a Foundation with 100 percent of donations going to beneficiaries and no administrative costs. 

“We created the Songwriters Café as a new, creative way to raise money for Folded Flag while also providing top-notch entertainment for people during a time when going to concerts isn’t possible,” said Craig Barber, CEO of O’Charley’s. “Supporting Folded Flag is something we are honored to do and to be joined in that effort by these amazing artists is truly a blessing. I can’t thank them enough for helping us raise money for the families of our country’s fallen heroes. I hope that our viewers will give what they can so that we can maximize the benefit to Folded Flag over the course of the series.”

“O’Charley’s continues to be one of our strongest partners when it comes to raising funds for our organization,” said Kim Frank, president, The Folded Flag Foundation. “The Songwriters Café is a wonderful idea to entertain people during this challenging time and raise money to help our Gold Star families. We are so excited to be a part of it. We have great artists coming together for a great cause, and we are confident that fans around the world will tune in for a free concert and donate to support our mission.”
The Songwriters Café fundraiser series comes just after the July 4th weekend fundraising effort O’Charley’s held in-store that offered guests the ability to purchase a special red, white and blue pie with all proceeds going to Folded Flag.  

This new way of raising funds for Folded Flag is an extension of O’Charley’s Hometown Heroes, a larger giving back initiative by the brand to the communities it is blessed to serve. Hometown Heroes is a multi-faceted campaign that encompasses in-store discounts for healthcare staff and first responders, free meal deliveries to hospitals and helping to feed vulnerable children and their families by sponsoring Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s Hunger Free Summer, among other efforts. 

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