Members of the Nashville entertainment community walked the red carpet in a virtual Fashion Show in support of the #MaskUp4USA movement, which has now traveled to cities including Las Vegas, Hollywood, and New York City.
Walking the runway were Nashville stars and entertainers including Gnash (the Nashville Predators Mascot), award-winning recording artist Jordan Taylor Moed, The Real World alumni Davis Mallory and video appearances by American Idol Finalists Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo, Dixie Longate (star of Dixie’s Tupperware Party), and Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue.
“This #maskup4usa event totally embodies what I MISS about the entertainment community: coming together from all walks of life to create something celebratory while reminding us why our community is so tight! Creation is life, and life is creation. We just want to get back to creating, entertaining, and living,” said Joe Komara, event participant, and actor/singer/dancer.
All participants included:
- Douglas Johnson – President/Executive Producer Entertainment Plus Productions
- Gnash – Nashville Predators Mascot
- Jordan Taylor Moed – Award-winning national recording artist, songwriter, and CEO of Crashline Studios Nashville
- Davis Mallory – Singer, Songwriter and DJ/2006 Real World Denver Alumni
- Joe Komara – Actor, Singer, Dancer, and Choreographer/Event Co-Emcee
- Sandra Allen – Singer, Actress on Broadway, television, and film/Event Co-Emcee
- Chi Lopes – Choreographer, Dancer and Owner of Shy Dance Productions
- Grace Good – Circus Performer, Instructor and Owner of Grace Good Cirque Entertainment
- Andreas Jacob Rodriguez – Actor
- Grant Lisk – Model
- Anamarie Hinson – Model
- Rachel Weishaar – Model
- Antwon Willis – Actor/Model
- Charity Baroni – Dancer
- Linzie Edwards – Fashion Model
- Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young (Video Appearance) – Singers, Songwriters, Actors, and former American Idol finalists
- Carole Baskin (Video Appearance) – Big cat activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue
- Dixie Longate (Video Appearance) – Star of Dixie’s Tupperware Party, Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding A Mechanical Bull and 16 Other Things I Learned While I was Drinking Last Thursday
“As states have started rolling back their openings, we wanted to elevate the message and leverage the entertainment community across the nation to help inspire our communities to Mask Up,” says Greg Chase, event co-organizer. “The entertainment community is frequently looked at in an emotional way and sadly are some of the hardest economically impacted by the pandemic.”
On the road to recovery, live entertainment will be one of the last experiences we see in the reopening plans, and now more than ever is the time to remind our communities to mask up for each other.
“Wearing masks is a no brainer for our team and me. We want to protect each other, our clients, our families. We also want to keep the entertainment industry moving forward so our talented and passionate entertainers can get back to work sooner than later,” says Doug Johnson President and Executive Producer, Entertainment Plus Productions and Co-Producer of the #MaskUp4USA event.
The organizers plan to challenge the Atlanta entertainment communities to show off their masks in the coming weeks as we all come together to #MaskUp4USA.