NASHVILLE— Country Music’s consummate caring artist, Vince Gill, is lending his musical talents once again on Tuesday, November 1 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for the Vince Gill & Friends Concert for STARS (Students Taking A Right Stand) helping their important work of assisting young people throughout Middle Tennessee overcome tough social and emotional barriers to learning.
Rodger Dinwiddie, STARS chief executive officer, said they are thrilled Gill, who has been such an amazing friend to the non-profit agency, is joined this year by Angie and Troy Gentry, of Montgomery Gentry, as event patron chairs for another star-studded evening for the students of STARS.
Event Co-Chairs, Christy Smith and Karla Calderon, said guests from Canada to Kansas and California as well as wonderful local supporters are expected to attend the spectacular evening with a Silent Auction featuring an array of trips, luxury items and the popular event related musical items.
“We are so honored Vince and his special guests will help STARS continue their critical service to Middle Tennessee families from helping teens cope with peer pressure, bullying, substance abuse and violence to the Kids On The Block puppetry program. Combined with incredible musical guests, the silent auction features an impressive array of items from the artists’ autographed guitars and hand-crafted Hinkle ladder back chairs to Titans and Predators sports packages,” Smith said.
Founded in 1984, STARS specialists operate in elementary to high schools serving more than 50 schools and community sites within a seven-county area helping tackle tough social and emotional issues including addressing youth substance use and abuse prevention. Their highly successful 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. STARS is a nationally recognized resource for training and professional consultation.
“Tough economic times hits our youth even harder as many are ill-equipped to deal with this additional stress. Partnering with Vince on an event of this caliber stands to positively impact so many lives,” Dinwiddie stressed.
Vince Gill & Friends Concert for STARS is being presented Tuesday, November 1 with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum followed by an 8:00 p.m. concert. 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. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-983-6805.