In Pictures: Kenny Chesney, ASCAP, Bluebird Cafe

Kenny Chesney Celebrates Launch Of Trip Around The Sun Tour

Photo ID (Front Row, L-R): Adrian Michaels (WEA National Director, Radio & Streaming, WMN); Cindy Spicer (PS WFUS/Tampa); Diane Monk (WEA Manager, Regional Radio & Streaming, WMN); Kenny Chesney; Kristen Williams (SVP Radio & Streaming, WMN); Ashley Stegbauer (MD WWKA/Orlando); Guest of Kevin Ebel; Guest of Eddie Rupp; Eddie Rupp (PD WCTQ/Sarasota). Photo ID (Back Row, L-R): Mike Tyler (PD WCKT/Fort Myers); John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, WMN); J.R. Schumann (SiriusXM The Highway); Guest of Mike James; Mike James (PD WPCV/Lakeland); Louis Stokes (DJ WOGK/Gainesville); Ryan Nelson (MD WFUS/Tampa); Cadillac Jack (APD WQYK/Tampa); Guest of Cadillac Jack; Guest of Ashley Stegbauer; Kevin Ebel (MD WQYK/Tampa)

Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around The Sun Tour kicked off the stadium portion this weekend as more than 55,000 No Shoes Nation fans gathered at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The capacity crowd delighted to Chesney’s 25-song set which included his debut Blue Chair Bay/Warner Bros. Records Nashville single, “Get Along.” Before the show radio and label friends gathered to celebrate the event.


ASCAP, Bluebird Cafe Aid School Systems In Nashville, Napa Valley

Pictured (L-R): ASCAP’s Mike Sistad, NSA student songwriter Lily Ophelia, hit songwriters Pat Alger, Carly Pearce and Tony Arata. Photo by Ed Rode.

ASCAP teamed with the Bluebird Cafe for Napa at The Bluebird Cafe on April 11. Sponsored by ASCAP, the event benefitted Notes for Education, which supports music education programs in both the Nashville and Napa Valley communities.

Wine flowed from acclaimed Napa wineries Gargiulo VineyardsTwomey Cellars and Knight’s Bridge Winery as hit songwriters Pat Alger, Tony Arata and Carly Pearce took their places in the round. Jeff Gargiulo, owner of Gargiulo Vineyards, and David Duncan, president and CEO of Silver Oak, closed the show with their band The Silverado Pickups, and Lily Ophelia, a student in the songwriting class at Nashville School of the Arts (NSA), opened the show.
Silent auction items raised over $80,000 and included hand-written lyrics of Garth Brooks’ “The Dance” and “Unanswered Prayers,” and Pearce’s “Every Little Thing,” VIP tickets to Notes for Education’s Bluebird Cafe event in Napa, and a Napa getaway.

Pictured (L-R): Tony Arata, Pat Alger and Carly Pearce. Photo by Ed Rode.



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