The Nashville Ballet announced that its annual fundraising gala will feature musical performances from singer/songwriter Ben Folds and breakout duo The Civil Wars. The artists will perform some of their popular songs as the Nashville Ballet dancers perform original routines choreographed by Nashville Ballet Artistic Director/CEO Paul Vasterling.
“Collaborating with musicians of this caliber for innovative productions like Ballet Ball illustrates the versatility and talent of Nashville Ballet,” Vasterling said. “Putting ballet dancers, The Civil Wars and Ben Folds on the same stage shows that Nashville Ballet is where fine art meets southern culture.”
Folds is slated to play his songs “Zak and Sara” and “Selfless, Cold and Composed,” while The Civil Wars will perform their recent hits “Barton Hollow” and “Poison and Wine.”
The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 3 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in downtown Nashville. 400 of Nashville’s arts supporters will enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by a silent auction and seated dinner. A limited number of Late Party tickets will also be available for $95, which will allow attendees to enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres before the performance and late night dance party.
Ballet Ball raises money for Nashville Ballet’s outreach initiatives in Middle Tennessee. More info here.