Lady A & Friends Star in 4th Annual Dustin J. Wells Foundation Gift of Music Concert • Clay Walker To Host Second Annual MS Benefit • “A Night of Nostalgia” with Jo Dee Messina
Lady Antebellum will headline the fourth annual Dustin J. Wells Foundation Gift of Music concert Friday, February 18, at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville. Additional special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. All proceeds benefit Nashville’s W. O. Smith Music School. A select group of students will also perform.
The Dustin J. Wells Foundation was established by Nashville cosmetic dentist, Dr. Dennis Wells to honor the memory of his son. The foundation has raised nearly $200,000 for the W. O. Smith Music School. For more information on the Dustin J. Wells Foundation log on to www.dustinsgiftofmusic.com and for more information on the W.O. Smith Music School, log on to www.wosmith.org.
On March 2, country artist Clay Walker will host the second annual Chords of Hope: The Clay Walker MS Benefit Concert at the Wildhorse Saloon. The concert, presented by 98 WSIX and produced by Clay’s charity, Band Against MS (BAMS), will help raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) research with proceeds going to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Tickets for the concert, being held during the National MS Education and Awareness Month, are on sale now through the Wildhorse Saloon, www.wildhorsesaloon.com.
After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996, Walker founded BAMS, a not-for-profit public charity committed to providing educational information and funding programs for those living with MS, and funding programs researching a cure for the disease. To date BAMS, www.bandagainstms.org, has raised more than 2 million dollars.
Jo Dee Messina will be the special guest performer at “A Night of Nostalgia,” a Valentine celebration at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, located on West End. Messina will perform songs from the 1920‘s and 30‘s at this romantic event, hosted by Holy Trinity Montessori School. Guests will enjoy light fare, dance to the big band music of the Pat Patrick Show Band, and have the opportunity to bid on fabulous auction packages. Also, the Bellevue School of Dance will have instructors to teach some fun group line dances to all.
Auction items that evening include tickets to Brad Paisley’s February 26 concert along with limo transportation to the concert and a personal “meet and greet” with Brad; an Escape Day Spa package, a Loews Destination Retreat; a Cottage Get-Away weekend at Blackberry Farms, a chance to go “pick” with Mike Wolfe, owner of Antique Archaeology and host of American Pickers, and many more items. Tickets are available online at www.anightofnostalgia.com.