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Joe Kelly’s Big Damn Music Jam Announces Monthly Residency at 3rd & Lindsley

Multi-Genre Showcase to Feature Established Artists and Up-and-Coming Talents

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 13, 2024) – On the heels of a wildly successful standing room only show at the Whiskey Bent Saloon during the recent CMA Fest, Joe Kelly’s Big Damn Music Jam announces a monthly residency at Nashville’s legendary listening room, 3rd & Lindsley.

The kick-off show of the monthly series is scheduled for Wednesday, August 14. Doors are at 6:00 pm, with a 7:00 pm showtime. The final lineup for the concert will be announced soon.

Joe Kelly’s Big Damn Music Jam is the brainchild of Self-Proclaimed Head of Vibe, Joe Kelly. Described by Kelly as a “monthly recurring micro-music festival,” Joe Kelly’s Big Damn Music Jam had its beginnings as a showcase for artists signed to Kelly’s company, CDX Records, to perform during CMA Fest in 2023 and 2024. Both shows featured a heady mix of legendary artists including Larry Gatlin, T. Graham Brown, Paulette Carlson (formerly of Highway 101) and rising stars, including Donice Morace, Herrick, and MTV’s Jon Brennan, among others. Both concerts were filled to capacity, and the success of the shows prompted Kelly to initiate moving the event to a bigger venue and open the submission process up for non-CDX artists to be able to submit for consideration to perform.
“Get ready for a musical journey like no other! We’re thrilled to announce our new monthly showcase, where fresh talents and seasoned artists from all genres come together to share their passion, creativity, and soul,” states Kelly. “Don’t miss out on these electrifying nights of unstoppable music and unforgettable moments. Join us in celebrating the endless possibilities of sound and the boundless spirit of artistry!”
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Joe Kelly’s career started in radio in Ohio and as a mobile DJ in 1980. After a 1990 move to Nashville Joe began his professional record company career as he joined DPI Records working for the legendary Jim Foglesong and Mae Boren Axton. Joe Kelly worked at CDX Nashville from 1992-1999 before leaving to join Intersound Country and Platinum Entertainment where he was named Southeast Regional Director of Promotion and controlled a seven-state area with sixty-two major radio markets. In 1997, Joe became the co-owner/operator of a country nightclub in Northeast Ohio. He quickly established the venue as a national act tour stop and was the head talent buyer and concert promoter. Joe held his interest in the club and promoted shows for a decade, working with many artists, including Toby Keith, Blake Shelton, Joe Nichols, The Kentucky Headhunters, Leroy Parnell, Rhett Akins, Confederate Railroad, Daryle Singletary, David Allen Coe, Mark Wills and a host of others. Joe joined Blue Diamond Records in 2001, as Vice President, where he directed all label divisions, including A&R, marketing, promotion, sales, press and publicity. In 2004, he and two partners launched their own Aspirion Records Group where Joe assumed the role of Vice President of National Promotion, collaborating on all label divisions including A&R, marketing, sales, press and publicity in the promotion of label-signed and distributed artists such as John Corbett, Joe Nichols, Collin Raye, T. Graham Brown and many others.

In 2011, Joe’s career came full circle when he rejoined CDX Nashville as Director of Marketing and Label Relations. He then purchased the company from its founder Paul Lovelace. Since becoming the owner, Joe has invented a new radio airplay monitoring system called TRACtion and started publishing charts in multiple formats including Mainstream Country, AAA Rock, Americana, Southern Gospel, Positive Country, True Indie and Texas Country. In addition, Joe launched CDX Records, a full-service distribution and label services label with its distribution through Sony Orchard. Joe also owns and operates The Joseph Henry Agency (booking agency), Triumph Publicity and Promotion and The Big Damn Music Jam.