Founded in 2008 by Louisville, Kentucky native and artist manager, Josh Bleidt, who saw the opportunity to utilize music and celebrity-driven events to raise awareness and funds for a variety of causes. Throughout its nearly two-decade history, Concerts 4 A Cause has raised well over a million dollars to assist children’s hospitals, veterans organizations, flood and tornado relief, music education, first responders, and more. It has worked alongside such notable celebrities as Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Montgomery Gentry, Jelly Roll, Brad Paisley, Travis Tritt, Trace Adkins, Sara Evans, Justin Moore, Joe Nichols, Aaron Lewis, Sam Moore, T. Graham Brown, Gretchen Wilson, Michael Ray, Lorrie Morgan, Lee Greenwood, Dierks Bentley Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Aaron Tippin, Ricochet, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna Judd, Jamey Johnson, Danielle Peck, Halfway to Hazzard, Janie Fricke, John Berry, Bryan White, Jeannie Seely, Senate Majority Leader Gerald Neal, and many more! Their events have been featured nationally on outlets such as Fox News, CMT, GAC, Honkytonk TV, RFD-TV, just to name a few. For more information on Concerts 4 A Cause, to make a donation, or to be notified of upcoming events, please visit Concerts4ACause.org.
Josh’s first taste of the music industry came when he ran a production and marketing company with industry veterans Marc Oswald, manager of Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and others, and singer, songwriter and host Gary Chapman. Through Josh’s dealings with these musicians, he felt a strong need to help bridge the gap of what these artists needed when it came to a charitable partner. He formed Concerts 4 A Cause in 2008 as a result. Halfway to Hazard was the first group on board to support the cause and the rest is history. Josh not only manages Chad’s solo career and Halfway to Hazard, but also manages pro bowl honor kicker Rob Bironas of the Tennessee Titans and works with UFC Superstar Rich Franklin. He also serves his Alma Mater on the EKU International Alumni Association Board and his college fraternity’s National Council/Board of Directors. Josh has taken on a consultant role with the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and is helping coordinate a possible HOF tour, developing new and innovative programing in conjunction with the HOF and is continuing to work on their already successful Stars over Appalachia program. Josh has also taken it upon himself to secure the items for the silent auction you will see at the induction to help raise additional funds for the HOF.