A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee is hosting its annual benefit concert, “Rock the Cradle,” on Friday to raise funding that will support its ongoing awareness campaign of the Safe Haven Law.
Natalia Taylar, Johno Clayton and Monet Maddux will present a night of live music starting at 6:30 p.m. April 13 at The Shed next to Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville.
The gate opens at 6 p.m. and food and beverages will be available for purchase at The Smokehouse. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. A variety of kids’ activities will also be offered. Chairs are welcome as there is no assigned seating.
Tickets are $10 in advance for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are available at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson Maryville, Windy City Grille, Dandy Lions, and at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets will increase to $15 at the event.
Rock the Cradle is sponsored by The Shed at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Home Federal Bank, WIVK FM, Blount Memorial Hospital, Knoxville Pediatric Associates, Doug and Kay Overbey, Blount County Farm Bureau agent Jeff Pewitt, Blount Discount Pharmacy, designSensory, Print Edge, Campbell Party Rentals, WBIR TV, GoTeez and The Daily Times.
The proceeds from “Rock the Cradle” will fund education and awareness to women across the state on the Safe Haven Law — reminding them that there is another option for those who are pregnant and scared.
The law allows mothers of newborns to anonymously surrender unharmed babies to staff at designated facilities within 72 hours of birth without fear of being prosecuted. Ninety-seven babies have been safely surrendered under the state’s Safe Haven Law.
For more information on Rock the Cradle or the organization, call A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee executive director Shannon McCloud at 865-254-2208 or visit www.secretsafeplacetn.org.