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Artist Troy Castellano and McNamara's Irish Pub & Restaurant Partner on Holiday Fundraiser

Singer/Songwriter Troy Castellano and McNamara's Irish Pub & Restaurant Partner to Host Holiday Fundraiser and Instrument Drive Supporting Instruments For Education

Holiday Writers Round Featuring Troy Castellano, Chris Garner, Justin Love, and Ryan Boey

December 9th, 6-8 PM CST

Middle Tennessee-based Instruments For Education (IFE) is set to host its holiday fundraiser and instrument drive. Raising money and collecting musical instrument donations for Nashville-area school classrooms, the magical night of music will take place on Thursday, December 9th, 2021, 6 PM CST at McNamara's Irish Pub & Restaraunt (2740 Old Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN. 27214, PHONE: 615- 885-7262), an ongoing drop off location for this worthy charity, and will include a line up of unforgettable performances from singer/songwriters Ryan Boey, Chris Garner, Justin Love, and Troy Castellano. There is NO cover! Cards will be placed on tables with donation QR codes and all proceeds will go to IFE.

Have an instrument you’d like to donate? Bring it to the show and they will place it into the hands of teachers, students, and classrooms! Your support is what allows these instruments to be brought into the schools and utilized to enrich students' lives and their education. Please follow IFE's social platforms and consider donating even if you are unable to attend! Other drop-off locations include Bluesman Vintage (4922 Port Royal Road, Unit B1, Spring Hill, TN, 37174 ) and Ridenour Rehearsal Studios (1203 Park Avenue, Murfreesboro, TN, 37129). You can also donate here.


As a way to give back to the community, Veteran Singer-Songwriter, Troy Castellano founded Instruments For Education (IFE) in the summer of 2018 and launched the non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization to provide Middle Tennessee-area schools and teachers with musical instruments for their classrooms and students. IFE collects, purchases, and distributes musical instruments and provides them to school classrooms that may not otherwise have it in their budget to purchase instruments. Allowing upcoming kids a hands-on way to learn about musical instrument(s), IFE has donated/placed over 400 instruments since 2018! Join our mailing list and be the first to receive info on upcoming events! Visit the website here. In addition to providing musical instruments to students, all donations are tax-deductible.


Troy Castellano’s musical career began in his home state of Minnesota where he wrote songs for and played in original bands spanning many genres. Early on, he was on Tommy Lee's (Motley Crue) 2010 Methods of Mayhem, winner of several battle of the bands, country showdowns, and songwriter's competitions, played Midway Stadium with Cheap Trick and Styx in St. Paul Minnesota. Castellano decided to dedicate his time to his music career and relocate his family to Nashville. A true and extremely prolific songwriter, Castellano enjoys the process of creating music. Whether it's songwriting, singing, playing, or producing, he loves every aspect of making music. In his songs, he makes every word count. Castellano is also an accomplished jingle writer. He has had numerous independent cuts, major holds, and hosts regular songwriter rounds at some of Nashville's most prominent venues including The Bluebird Cafe The Listening Room Cafe, 6th and Peabody, The Local, Tin Roof, and has played many of the industry's most popular songwriter's festivals including Muscle Shoals Songwriter's Festival, Westhaven Porchfest, Tennessee Motorcycle and Music Revival, etc. He has also recently appeared on 650 AM WSM's Nashville Today, Mainstreet Today, WSMV’s Today in Nashville, NashFM’s The Ty Bentli Show – Ten Minute Tune, and more. Castellano also has to his credit music placements on multiple TV shows on CMT, MTV, TLC, Discovery, CW, Spike, Fox, and has already enjoyed success with many independent cuts including “Grateful,” recorded by multi-award-winning Christian artist, Chris Golden (formerly with The Oak Ridge Boys band), which reached #1 across 4 National Inspirational charts earlier this year. When he is not writing or performing, Castellano can be found in his small home studio, My Blue Heaven Studio, where he produces everything from competitive songwriter demos to full singles for artists and writers. The music he creates out of his studio has been used on TV shows, been on hold with major recording artists as well as charted singles for rising artists. Look for Castellano's song “I Wanna,” co-written with Justin Love and John Cirillo, to be featured in TNT’s original CLAWS series finale, which will air later this year streaming on Hulu, DIRECTV, TNT, Spectrum On Demand or via download on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu, Amazon Video.

For more information on Instruments For Education, visit the website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. You can learn more about Troy Castellano and his music here.


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