Nashville Government Dropped Nearly $10K on Celebratory Concert for Last Month’s Mass Vaccination


Nashville spent nearly $10,000 for 7 hours of live music, cheerleaders, and mascots to celebrate mass vaccinations with the now-suspended Johnson & Johnson vaccine. As The Tennessee Star reported, Mayor John Cooper announced these celebratory aspects of the mass vaccination two days before last month’s event.

According to an invoice obtained by The Star, these were costs incurred by “live music production event support.” The invoice didn’t offer any further details about those costs. The exact total came out to $9,836.47.

In our public records request, The Star asked about the total costs of the celebratory aspects of the event – that included the cheerleaders, mascots, and any staff members assisting in the setup or facilitation of the celebratory aspects to the event, like audio engineers.

It is unclear whether the invoice provided by Metro Government covered the total costs of all celebratory aspects of the mass vaccination event. Metro Government officials didn’t respond to inquiries on that matter from The Star by press time.

Last month’s mass vaccination event at Nissan Stadium inoculated around 10,000 individuals with the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine. The CDC has noted that the vaccine is just over 66 percent effective in clinical trials of preventing COVID-19.

24 days later, the CDC and FDA recommended that the J&J vaccine be suspended temporarily due to reports of adverse reactions like blood clots. Tennessee immediately suspended deployment of the vaccine. In the same press release, Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) officials admitted that the suspension wouldn’t have an adverse impact on vaccination rates: they explained that supply continues to surpass demand.

On Friday, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) held a second emergency meeting to review the J&J vaccine. Last week, ACIP declined to lift the suspension on the vaccine.

One 29-year-old Nashville woman told reporters that she was one of the reported cases of J&J vaccine blood clots. However, she wasn’t vaccinated through the mass vaccination event; she received the vaccine at a hospital the day before.

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Corinne Murdock is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and the Star News Network. Follow her latest on Twitter, or email tips to [email protected].





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5 Thoughts to “Nashville Government Dropped Nearly $10K on Celebratory Concert for Last Month’s Mass Vaccination”

  1. Maggie Twin

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    1. Daniel Meredith

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  2. Kevin

    Seems like there are more still open questions than answers. Typical Demoncrat transparency!

    Maybe it’s not by accident that the “clotting” issue found with the J & J vaccine appears to be effecting primarily women, 18 to 49 years of age. Hmmm, not like this world hasn’t seen this kind of “selection” process attempted before. And how sick, to have a “celebration”.

    NCVC Foundation, aka, the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation. That quasi-governmental “corporation” set up to launder tourist dollars away from funding needy citizens needs. Funny that there are always checks and services going from the City to the NCVC, but not the other way around! And good luck trying to find out the details behind the NCVC.

    Wake up Nashville!

  3. Unreal. Did you know that sanitation and good nutrition have done more for public health than any vaccine or pill? Fact. Eating right and exercising are indeed healthy options one should consider.

  4. rick

    The demented Commie Cooper and his band of Democratic brown shirt comrades know what’s best for the peons of Nashville and no one needs to question how money is spent. Long live Commie Cooper and his comrades!