Make sure to take a look at what The Tennessean has to say about our incredible event that is quickly approaching!This is just a friendly reminder…We are only 22 days out from the show.
Vince Gill and the Nashville Predators Foundation, key STARS supporters, were celebrated on National Philanthropy Day by the Nashville Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for their profound impact on the work of non-profit organizations.
A famous Gill lyric was quoted in the presentation of the award, 2013 Philanthropist of the Year, “no matter what you make, all you can take is what you giveaway.” In response, Gill joked he used to be a non-profit. Touched by the honor, Gill said quite simply,” love our own. Try to be kind….it just makes sense to help people.”
Several STARS staffers and board members were on hand to lend their own support to Vince and the Predators for their consistent and amazing support of STARS.
The Nashville Predators Foundation has supported STARS bullying prevention efforts and educational programs through Kids On The Block. Along with this, STARS has provided bullying prevention training to the Nashville Jr. Predators’ young athletes and families and partnered with Predators’ player Colin Wilson on a recent Tennessean column.
For the past five years, Gill has partnered with STARS on Chair-ish the Night With Vince Gill & Friends. On November 22, a magical night of music and art returns to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for Gill’s surprise lineup of guests which previously included Sheryl Crowe, Alison Krauss, Dierks Bentley, Keb’ Mo’ and Amy Grant. The benefit helps Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS) assist mid-state youth, families and schools with tough social and emotional barriers to learning.
The evening begins with an art auction and cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. Visit STARS Facebook page for a preview of the beautiful art available for purchase.
The concert is at 8:30 p.m. with limited seating, exclusive patron tickets are available for $275.00 which includes premium concert seating and a post-concert meet and greet with Vince Gill. Individual tickets are $175.00 and tickets for only the art auction and cocktail reception are $75. For more information, contact STARS at 615-983-6805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Celebrating its 5th incredible year, Chair-ish The Night With Vince Gill & Friends returns to the beautiful Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum on Friday, Nov. 22, for a night of art and music with Gill’s surprise lineup of guests which previously included Sheryl Crow, Alison Krauss, Dierks Bentley, Keb’ Mo’ and Amy Grant.
Bringing a surprise line-up each year, in 2012, Vince Gill brought songwriter Natalie Hemby, Sheryl Crow & Keb’ Mo’ for his annual benefit for STARS. (Photo by Peyton Hoge)
During the benefit, which helps Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS) assist mid-state youth, families and schools with tough social and emotional barriers to learning, the prestigious ADAM Award will presented and nominations are now being accepted for the individual who has consistently gone the extra mile to promote the importance of accepting differences among mankind (ADAM). Deadline is October 18 and click here for an application.
Patron chairs for the star-studded Gill benefit are former Tennessean Titans and Franklin businessman Derrick Mason along with Nashville philanthropist Kelly Crockett who say the 5th year for this event will be its best ever.
“Kelly and I are thrilled to be joining Vince Gill in helping an organization make a difference daily in the lives of so many Middle Tennessee families, schools and communities. November 22nd will be a remarkable night of music with Vince set to surprise us again with an incredible lineup of talented friends,” Mason said.
Benefit chairwoman Christy Smith said the conservatory of the Country Music Hall of Fame is the backdrop of the huge silent auction and unique art event where notable artist and gallery owner Ron York is creating ten star-themed paintings which Gill will sign as well as other gorgeous pieces from area artists. Visit STARS Facebook page for an art preview.
“Prior to the concert will be a fun social hour and a silent auction including impressive array of items from Predators and Titans tickets and jerseys to autographed stools used by the Gill and guests during the concert and a one hour of guest hosting on 102.5 The Game with George Plaster and Willy Daunic,” Smith said. “A very special part of the pre-concert festivities is the presentation of the ADAM Award established In 1999 by Kids On The Block founder Alva Duke in memory of her son, Adam, born with Down Syndrome. This incredible program of STARS helps kindergarten through sixth grade students understand, accept and honor differences while fighting prejudice and injustice.”
Chair-ish The Night With Vince Gill & Friends is being presented Friday, November 22 with an art auction and cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. in the Conservatory of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum followed by a 9:00 p.m. concert in the Ford Theatre. With limited seating, exclusive patron tickets are available for $275.00 which includes premium concert seating and a post-concert meet and greet with Vince Gill. Individual tickets are $175.00 and tickets for only the art auction and cocktail reception are $75. For more information, contact STARS at 615-983-6805.
A nationally recognized and evidenced-based resource for student assistance, training and professional consultation, STARS assists students, families and schools with prevention, intervention and treatment services addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social and emotional barriers to success. Founded in 1984, STARS staff operate in schools and community sites throughout Middle Tennessee via STARS Specialists, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services as well as through Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse (YODA) as a licensed alcohol and drug out-patience treatment facility. Their Kids On The Block puppetry program helps educate kindergarten through sixth grade students about health and social concerns that affect their lives while promoting an understanding and acceptance of all children and adults regardless of their differences.