Thompson Square’s Rollin’ For a Reason Comes to North Nashville

"I’m glad to be able to support the USO," said Keifer Thompson.

Thompson Square’s Rollin’ For a Reason Comes to North Nashville
Photo courtesy Pennington Entertainment

Thompson Square gathered some of Nashville’s biggest motorcycle enthusiasts this past Sunday morning (July 31) for a winding ride through the beautiful backroads of Tennessee to benefit the United Service Organization (USO) of Nashville.

“Our dads were in the military, we like America a lot,” Kiefer Thompson explained to Sounds Like Nashville as to why they chose to support the worthy cause. “We recently went overseas with another organization and to feel as patriotic as you feel on foreign soil surrounded by your military is just unbelievable. We brought that feeling back with us and I think that’s part of the reason we chose USO.”

This ride marks the second year the in a row Rollin’ For a Reason has made its way through Music City. And as with all things, practice makes perfect. This year featured more riders, more planning and a whole lot less left turns.

Kiefer has never been shy about his enthusiasm for motorcycles, so combining what you love with a worthy cause made perfect sense to the couple.

“Kiefer loves to ride, and it’s just an excuse really for him to get out and be able to get on his bike since we’re very rarely home,” Shawna Thompson continues. “We’ve actually experienced how our vets are treated, firsthand and it’s sad. The USO helps that financially.”

Following the trek, riders were invited to step out of the heat and into the much cooler Natchez Hills Winery at Fontanel for an acoustic performance from the married duo. The couple took the stage and performed hit songs from their impressive catalogue, including their most recent single “You Make It Look So Good.”

“You don’t need an excuse to ride, so I don’t need an excuse to drink,” Shawna said, wine glass in hand, prepping to continue the set.

No total donations have been announced for the event yet, but anytime a group of people come together to support the troops, it already counts as a success.

“It’s just something we want to do,” Kiefer says. “It feels good to us and everyone around, we were all laughing and having a good time. I’m glad to be able to support the USO.”