Celebrating the convergence of business and arts, the finals for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville’s first annual Music City Corporate Band Challenge were held at the Massey Performing Arts Center at Belmont University on Sun., March 15. Competing were Avenue Bank’s “The Hummingbirds,” AllState Insurance Company’s “The Good Hands Band,” The Myers Company’s “Next of Kin,” BMI/Landmark Digital’s “Royal Tea$e,” Nashville Symphony staff’s “Phil and the Harmonics,” Vanderbilt University’s “Soul Incision” and winners MTA’s “Transit.” In addition to bragging rights, Transit earned prize money and an opportunity to perform at the 2009 CMA Music Festival. Net proceeds from the Challenge will benefit Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Business Scholarship Fund, as well as the Arts & Business Council Community Engagement Programs.
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