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TPAC Gala Fundraiser 2013

TPAC Gala Fundraiser 2013 will be at Andrew Jackson Hall in Nashville, TN - August 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

As one of Nashville's premier benefit engagements, TPAC Gala provides critical funding to support the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's (TPAC) educational, cultural, outreach and community engagement activities.

Attire:  Black tie or Rockabilly Chic

Approximate Gala Timeline:
6:30 pm - Cocktails & Silent auction
8:00 pm - Applause Awards
9:00 pm - Entertainment

Gala Co-Chairs: Theresa Menefee, Bob Deal, and Jason Bradshaw

Patron Committee Chairs: Anita and Larry Cash and Marci and Stephen Houff

Reservations Chair: Julie Boehm

Auction Chair: Lauren Peck

Applause Award Honorees: Dale Allen and Nissan North America

Floral Designer: Phillipe Chadwick

Theme: Million Dollar Quartet

This hit Broadway musical is inspired by the spontaneous recording session in 1956 when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley chanced to meet at Sun Records in Memphis – playing TPAC May 6-11, 2014.

Entertainment: Wanda Jackson

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jackson is the first female to release a rock and roll song with “Let’s Have A Party” in 1958, topping the charts.  She is widely regarded as “The Queen of Rockabilly,” who pioneered new musical ground with the likes of Cash, Lewis, Perkins and Presley in the early years of rock and roll.  In addition to her success as a solo artist, she recorded and toured with dozens of celebrated artists over five decades, including every artist in the “million dollar quartet,” Adele, Justin Townes Earle, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Buddy Holly, George Jones, and Jack White.

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