Brackins donates cover charges to New Hope

Brackins owner, Mark Brackins, presents a check to Trudy Hughes, Executive Director of New Hope. Brackins raised $850 for the charity by donating all the cover charges for the month of August.

Brackins owner, Mark Brackins, presents a check to Trudy Hughes, Executive Director of New Hope. Brackins raised $850 for the charity by donating all the cover charges for the month of August.

During the month of August, Mark and Linda Brackins of Brackins Blues Bar in downtown Maryville saved a large percentage of cover charges from their live local and regional music shows to donate to New Hope, the Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center.

“In today’s tough economic times, it’s even more important to give back to our community” said Mark Brackins. After the month’s collection was complete, Brackins presented Executive Director of New Hope Trudy Hughes with a check for $850. “Brackins is a great neighbor and we appreciate all they do for us and the community,” said Hughes.

After the success of August donations, Mark and Linda Brackins have decided to donate a substantial portion of September cover charges to the Smoky Mountain Animal Care Foundation. Brackins, located on Broadway in downtown Maryville, has been a favorite for local and regional music enthusiasts for over 7 years.

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