RADIO.COM, in partnership with the Island Time Music Festival, now in its 12th year, has been chatting it up with this year's superstar performers lending a hand to raise awareness and operating costs to sustain The Little Yellow School House for disabled children on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico.
Night 2 kicks off Thursday February 25 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT with performances from LOCASH, Blackberry Smoke, A Thousand Horses, and more. Rob + Holly had a chance to talk with this year's host, Kellie Pickler, about what the charity means to the children who live and learn on the island, and what fans have in store during the show over the next few days.
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Over the years, The Little Yellow Schoolhouse has grown from six students to now 68 full-time attendees and has a 79% conversion rate at educating children to a level that they are accepted in public schools. Without the help of the Country music community over more than a decade of charitable events, that number was completely out of reach. Due to the pandemic, the one-of-a-kind festival has gone virtual this year with performances scheduled from February 24 through 27.
"My favorite thing about Isla Mujeres in general," Kellie says, "is the people. The community; it really is family." Listen to the full interview with Kellie and Rob + Holly above, and watch our conversations with LOCASH, Runaway June, and Lee Brice as you await the start of the show.
Now on day 2 of 4, tickets for the "pay what you can" festival are available now. Events and artist schedules are subject to change. This year's virtual event is produced and directed by award-winning cinematographer Shaun Silva and TackleBox Films.
As you enjoy the special performances over the next few days, remember that The Little Yellow School House needs your help. There are two easy ways to donate: Text "Island Time" to 202-858-1233 (message and data rates may apply), or visit islandtimemusicfest.com.
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