Third Man Records To Host Musicians For Marquita Telethon On October 20th

Article Contributed by IVPR | Published on Wednesday, September 30, 2020

More than 50 artists and musicians are coalescing around Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Marquita Bradshaw, who made history as the first Black woman to win a statewide party nomination in Tennessee.

On Tuesday, October 20th, Nashville native William Tyler—with the help of fellow musicians Tristen, Erin Rae, Margo Price, Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift, Roseanne Cash, Caitlin Rose, and many more —will take to the airwaves in support of Bradshaw’s campaign. The telethon, hosted by Third Man Records, hopes to build on Bradshaw’s already snowballing momentum. 

“I see in Marquita Bradshaw's campaign not only a stark and inspiring contrast to the old con job style GOP candidates Tennessee continues to elect, but an actual inspiring and galvanizing individual who not only ideates change—she lives it,” says Tyler, who spearheaded the upcoming Musicians For Marquita Telethon live stream.

Bradshaw sent shockwaves across the state when she beat her opponent, James Mackler, and his campaign budget of $2.1 million in the August Democratic Primary with her $8,420 grassroots-raised budget. A single mom from South Memphis, and career environmental activist and organizer, Bradshaw speaks to the hearts and needs of people across party lines, and the well-being of Tennessee & the U.S. as a whole. 

Music fans are invited to join in support of Bradshaw by attending the telethon via YouTube live stream on October 20th at 5 PM Central. Find out how to be more involved in Bradshaw’s historic campaign at

Who: Third Man Records along with 50+ artists partner with Marquita Bradshaw's Historic Grassroots Campaign for U.S. Senate

What: Musicians For Marquita: A Telethon hosted by Third Man Records

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 beginning at 5 PM Central

Where: YouTube live stream—link to be released 24 hours before the stream begins. Follow @thirdmanrecords on Instagram for updates. Click here to donate and RSVP.