Lightning 100 Presents the Sixty Five Roses Showcase benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation


Nashville’s Independent Radio, Lighting 100, is proud to announce the Sixty Five Roses Showcase. This collaboration with Nashville Sunday Night is benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Tennessee. Featuring five-talented Nashville artists, the showcase is both a good time and a good cause. This event will take place at 3rd & Lindsley on July 16th at 6:30pm and will be available to livestream via

Lightning 100 is proud to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Tennessee along with Nashville’s Top 30 Under 30. Lightning 100 Vice President Tom Hansen nominated Promotions Manager Delaney Fanning for this honor, and the foundation announced her acceptance on April 11th. This program brings together a number of active, hardworking, and influential young professionals to aid one cause: finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. 

Her involvement in this program led Fanning to book Lightning 100’s Sixty Five Roses showcase in order to fundraise and bring awareness. In addition to this showcase, Lightning 100 is supporting the Foundation with a number of auction items which will be available for bidding starting on June 14th.

“As a member of a group of individuals who have been selected based on community involvement and career success, I am committed to raising funds and awareness to help the mission of the CF Foundation. I have a goal of raising $5,000 to make a difference in the lives of the 40,000 children and adults in the U.S. battling CF. It’s an honor to champion such an amazing cause, and I hope you’ll support me in my endeavor by purchasing a ticket to Nashville Sunday Night on 7/16 or making a donation!”
– Delaney Fanning

About The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Tennessee

The world’s leader for the search for the cure of CF. Over the past three decades, their work has more than doubled the life expectancy of those with the condition. Fostering care and support by providing aid in all landscapes of life including medically and financially. With over 130 care centers, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has consistently helped those in need.

For other ways to support the Foundation’s mission, you can participate in their annual auction beginning on July 14th. Items in this auction include signed memorabilia donated from the Lightning 100 and Live on the Green archive.

About The Sixty Five Roses story

The 65 Roses story dates back to 1965 when 4-year-old Ricky Weiss, hearing the name of his disease for the first time, pronounced cystic fibrosis as “65 Roses.” The term took off for young children and today, “65 Roses” is referenced by children with CF around the world to pronounce the name of their disease.

The Sixty Five Roses Showcase Lineup

Jake Etheridge – This Nashville based singer-songwriter and actor hails from South Carolina. Born into a family of musicians, Etheridge has talent in his genes. He has penned songs for TV/Film including Shameless, Pretty Little Liars, and Super Girl. His upcoming release is one to look out for, straddling on the line of emo-folk and indie-rock.

Kaylee Federmann Boston born, Nashville based Kaylee Federmann is a storyteller by hear and songwriter by trade. Her music has been turning heads for years with songs like “Her Song” receiving high praise on TikTok. Her music style is refreshing, akin to artists like The Strokes and Taylor Swift.

Phillip-Michael Scales – Born and raised as a Midwesterner, Scales now calls Music City home. He describes his music as a blend of indie-rock storytelling and passionate blues—”dive bar soul” for short. His new single “My Oh My” is perfect for a beautiful southern summer night.

ZG Smith – ZG Smith comes to us from Los Angeles as a former member of Smooth Hound Smith turned solo artist. Smith says that being at home during the pandemic gave him the time to listen to music for pure enjoyment again. That mix of throwback hip-hop, EDM, folk and more influenced the music he then began to create.

Young Summer – Young Summer is preparing to release her sophomore album this October. The singer-songwriter has her origins in Washington D.C. and is now based in Nashville. She debuted with her album SIREN 10 years ago, followed by a 2016 EP, You Would Have Loved It Here. Her newest record can be described as honest and vulnerable indie/alternative pop.

About WRLT Lightning 100

Locally owned and operated for over 30 years, WRLT Lightning 100.1 FM, Nashville’s Independent Radio, has maintained an unwavering dedication to the city through its unique on-air programming and live events. The format of this award winning radio station affords it a wider range of music genres with a focus on local, emerging, and national artists.

For any further questions about the showcase or foundation contact [email protected].

Buy your tickets today to support their mission and to see performances by Jake Etheridge, Kaylee Federmann, Phillip-Michael Scales, Young Summer, & ZG Smith!