Nashville, Tenn. (February 15, 2024) — Legendary southern rock group The Outlaws and hitmaking country band BlackHawk today announced their seventh annual Freeborn Jam. The concert, benefiting the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and MusiCares, is set to take place on June 1 at The City Winery in Nashville.

Henry Paul, a founding member of both The Outlaws and BlackHawk, is pleased to continue the tradition that helps a cause near and dear to his heart. In 2001, Van Stephenson, Paul’s friend and bandmate (a founding member of BlackHawk), passed away from melanoma. After his passing, BlackHawk established the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund

“The survival rate for people who contract melanoma, the cancer that took Van’s life, has gone from no chance of survival, to an 80% survival rate in the last ten years,” explains Paul. 

“That is why we do what we can to help.”

To date, the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund has donated over $500,000 to Vanderbilt for cancer research and nearly $150,000 to MusiCares.

Tickets for the seventh annual Freeborn Jam go on-sale this Friday, February 16 at 3:00 p.m. / CT via

About BlackHawk

For more than 30 years, BlackHawk has shared a unique sense of harmony with their voices, their songs and their fans. It’s a harmony that has sold over seven million albums, scored some of the most distinctive country radio hits of the ’90s, and still draws tens of thousands of fans to their electrifying live performances. Today, BlackHawk continues to honor its past as it forges its future, and does it all with a commitment that takes the group’s music – and harmony – to a whole new level.

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About The Outlaws

For The Outlaws, it’s always been about the music. For more than 40 years, the southern rock legends have celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Today, The Outlaws have returned with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the  road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.

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