The Greatest Show on Earth!

Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville, TN

The 13th Annual Greatest Show and Auction Ever hosted by Marcus Hummon. All proceeds benefit Nashville's Center for Contemplative Justice. About this Event

Nashville songwriters and performers unite to create incredible impersonations of beloved musicians who “return from the dead”. Famed Nashville songwriter, Marcus Hummon, is set to host a stellar cast, including Prince, Freddy Mercury, Janice Joplin, Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, Smokey Robinson, Otis Redding, George Michael and many more.

Come hear some of the greatest songs ever, performed by some of the greatest people at the 13th Annual Greatest Show & Auction Ever. While you are there you will have a chance to bid on some of the greatest items ever. What could be greater?

Location: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Event Hall

Doors open: 6:00 p.m. for the silent auction bidding (a cash bar and heavy hors d'ouevres will be available)

Show time: 7:30 p.m.

What is the Center for Contemplative Justice?

Several years ago, Becca Stevens, founder of Thistle Farms, and Dick Lodge wrote a white paper (Waiting at the Gates) describing an organization that could serve as a springboard for people launching their own ministries in Nashville and the greater world. A central idea was the creation of a board comprised of representatives from many of the world's religions, to enhance inter-religious dialogue and to draw upon the wisdom and contacts of leaders in Nashville.

And so The Center for Contemplative Justice was formed and granted 501(c)3 status in 2004. It fosters acts of corporate justice, and serves as an umbrella organization for people holding a justice vision so that they may birth their ideas, nurture and grow them, eventually seeking independent 501(c)3 status as the situation warrants it.

The CCJ has two in-house programs. The first in-house program is CCJ-Ecuador, the organization that manages Escuela Anne Stevens and the yearly pilgrimage to San Eduardo, Ecuador in March. The second program, CCJ-Botswana, was formed to manage the relationship with the Holy Cross Hospice in Gaborone, Botswana.

In 2007 a local chapter of Mobile Loaves and Fishes began under the CCJ’s oversight. It has now evolved into a completely independent and robust The Nashville Food Project. The CCJ’s most recent graduate, Larkspur Conservation, opened its natural burial cemetery this past summer.

Tending The Fire Quarterly is a new project under the umbrella of the CCJ. Other initiatives include Regenerative Health Outcomes, MinEd, the Frederick Douglas Project, and Sibimbe Sewing Collective.

The Center for Contemplative Justice is not affiliated with any religious organization or institution, believing that a commitment to transformation through contemplation, leading to acts of justice, binds together many of the world’s religious traditions. We are an independent non-profit corporation with a broad charter to operate for charitable and educational purposes.