Benefit News

Valentine’s with the Paisleys • Nashville Rescue Mission • Chris Cagle and Saddle Up! • Alive at The Bluebird • Y108 Soldier Salute • Henry Paul helps fight cancer

Brad & Kimberly Paisley

Valentine’s Day/Nashville Film Festival Benefit with the Paisleys

The Nashville Film Festival is hosting its second annual La Fete du Cinema fundraising dinner on February 14. This year’s theme, “Shaken Not Stirred,” celebrates all things James Bond. Special agents Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley will again serve as hosts, joined this year by co-hosts ice skating legend Scott Hamilton and his wife Tracie. BRAVO and Top Chef All-Star Chef Richard Blais will prepare a Bond-inspired menu, and Tom Black will pair the courses with wines from his celebrated collection. Tickets are $2500/couple or $8000/table. Learn more at www.lafeteducinema.com or call 615-742-2500.

The Nashville Film Festival takes place April 14-21 at the Regal Green Hills Cinemas.

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Kirk Whalum and Friends Concert for Nashville Rescue Mission

Kirk Whalum will host a benefit concert for Nashville’s homeless community on Sunday, January 9 at Visions Production Studio. A pre-concert reception will be held at 5:00 p.m. and the show begins at 6:00 p.m. Proceeds go to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Other performers include James Otto, Michael Card, Rod McGaha, John Stoddart, The Wailin Canes and Marcus Finnie. Details at www.kirkwhalum.com.

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Chris Cagle

Chris Cagle Celebrates Saddle Up! 20th Anniversary with Benefit Concert

Chris Cagle will perform at TPAC’s War Memorial Auditorium on February 12 at 7:30 p.m. The show benefits Middle Tennessee’s oldest and largest recreational therapeutic horseback riding program and the only one exclusively serving children and youth who have disabilities.

The benefit concert kicks-off Saddle Up!’s year-long 20th anniversary celebration. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.tpac.org or call 615-782-4040. For sponsorship inquires visit www.saddleupnashville.org or call 615-794-1150.

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Alive at The Bluebird Concert Series Benefits Alive Hospice

The 18th Annual Alive at The Bluebird concert series kicked off January 1. The series benefits Alive Hospice and will help those facing the end of life receive the care and support they need. A full calendar of shows and performers is available at www.aliveatthebluebird.org. The series runs Tuesday through Saturday nights in January at The Bluebird Café.

Participating artists include Amy Grant, Vince Gill, John Oates (Hall and Oates), Bill Lloyd (Foster and Lloyd), Kim Carnes, Craig Wiseman, Matraca Berg, Rivers Rutherford, Jeff Black, Sam Bush, Kent Blazy, Cory Batten, Tom Kimmel and more.

The January 1 show featured Todd Cerney (writer of “Good Morning Beautiful” and “I’ll Still Be Loving You”), Wood Newton, Rich Fagan, Liz Hengber, Tim Buppert and Bob Regan.

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Y108 Soldier Salute Show Benefits Operation Troop Appreciation

Zac Brown Band and Craig Campbell performed recently at the Y108 Soldier Salute Show at the Pepsi Roadhouse in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Proceeds benefited Operation Troop Appreciation a Pittsburgh-based charity that supplies necessities and creature comforts to our forces overseas. The Soldier Salute raised $10,000.

(L-R): Jack Christopher, Bigger Picture Group; WDSY’s Jane O’Malia; Zac Brown Band’s John Hopkins; WDSY’s Stoney Richards; Zac Brown Band’s Clay Cook; Zac Brown, and WDSY’s Monty.

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Henry Paul of BlackHawk Presents Donation to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Henry Paul, frontman for BlackHawk, presented a check for $10,000 to the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center on behalf of the late Van Stephenson, former member of BlackHawk. Paul and Dave Robbins established the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Fund just after Stephenson passed away and have been contributing to the fund through money raised from concerts and various events. This year Chad Raymon and Chadd Charles, promoters for The Tricky Hoedown, helped BlackHawk raise money for the cause with their annual fall concert event in Tennessee.

Pictured with Henry Paul are Dr. Hal Moses, Vanderbilt staff members and Chad Raymon and Chadd Charles.

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