Kelly Clarkson may have gigantic pipes but she also has a gigantic heart. Over the course of her career, she's taken part in special events and fundraisers that matter to her, using her platform to raise awareness of whatever her causes may be. Beginning in 2014, Clarkson has put together a holiday show in Nashville, Tennessee to raise money for charities of her choosing. The 2016 "Miracle on Broadway" show is set for Friday, Dec. 16 and she's finalizing plans for her big night.
Clarkson took to Facebook Live (seen here) to sporadically announce it was her last visit with the Nashville Public Library which she finds to be a significant location. "If you've never been here, you've got to come to Nashville Public Library. It's amazing! It's so much more progressive than I thought. You think like archaic library... not at all!," she gloats.
Kelly Clarkson brought her daughter to the library where she gave a reading of her first children's book "River Rose and the Magical Lullaby" while complimenting the staff along with the programs the library offers. The professor who does readings at the library drew a picture of Clarkson's children's book cover and Clarkson loved it so much she had to have it. "I did a reading for 'River Rose' and it was so amazing so I stole it!" she quietly passes the picture along.
The point of her meeting at the Nashville Public Library of course was to work on her charity event. Proceeds go to The Fruition Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. A portion of the proceeds go to Abe's Garden, Nashville Public Library Foundation, Second Harvest and W.O. Smith Music School in partnership with CID Entertainment.
Along with Clarkson, she's invited special guests to attend to perform. Among those include friend and mentor (and former mother-in-law) Reba McEntire who is grandmother to she and husband Brandon Blackstock's four children. Also attending the charity benefit is Ronnie Dunn, The Steeldrivers, Steve Wariner, Raelynn, Kelsea Ballerini with more artists to be announced at a later date.
Pre-sale tickets are on sale today (Nov. 2) via kellyclarkson.com or through Ticketmaster. The code for the pre-sale is KCMIRACLE16 and features several VIP packages. Those packages include merchandise, meet and greets and private performances with Clarkson. The higher the ticket price, more add-ons become available including a cash bar and access to the silent auctioning of signed items such as instruments, collectibles and photos donated by Clarkson and friends.
General tickets go on sale Nov. 4.