The 2nd annual Ride for Dime Nashville charity show, which raised money for local animal rescue Proverbs 12:10 and the non-profit Ride For Dime took place on October 5th at Nashville Center Stage. All of the bands playing were playing for free.
The event kicked off with a tribute ride down to the venue. The show itself began with a Pantera tribute set by Nashville band, Hell Head, which was followed by sets from Chicago’s Habit of Force, Scottsville’s BeyonDuplication, and Scranton’s Digital Collapse. The event was hosted by Sirius XM Liquid Metal’s Jose Mangin, who even joined several of the acts on stage to help out on vocals for various Pantera covers.
Nashville’s Voodoo Prophet, who’ve been featured on Mangin’s program several times (Mangin even joined them on stage for their final song–see photos below!), were the last act on before the headlining act of the night, the mighty Sevendust! Sevendust launched into a set featuring fan-favorites like “Strong Arm Broken”, and “Denial”, but also featured newer tracks from their 2013 release, like “Decay” and “Till Death”. Unfortunately, with ~20 minutes left in their set, Sevendust’s equipment blew out. From what I gathered, this was a result of the prior days show, in which their gear had gotten wet and not had a chance to fully dry. This was definitely a bit of a bummer, but they managed ~25-30 minutes of great music before this happened, so all in all, it was still a good time.
While the final tally for the total amount of money raised from the event is not fully added up yet, previous RFD events this year in Dallas and in Pennsylvania raised $5,000 and $2,300 respectively. Check out photos of Voodoo Prophet and Sevendust below!