November 2016

Musician’s Hall of Fame | November 17

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Lassie McDonald Crowder, Garden, Giverny, 2015, Oil on linen, 10” x 8”

Cherish the Night, returning for its eighth year, has a history of bringing the worlds of prestigious music and high-quality art together to serve the greater good. The event is hosted by and benefits Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS), a nonprofit network of school and community programs that help young people cope with emotional and social issues.

On November 17, attendees are invited to the Musician’s Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and the event’s infamous silent auction. “This year’s auction is a great cross section of fine art, jewelry, and experiences,” explains Erin Daunic, chief development officer for STARS. “We get a lot of support from local industries, hotels, and restaurants. The arts community is also incredibly supportive of this event.”

Following the auction will be a performance from Troy Gentry of the award-winning country duo Montgomery Gentry, along with special guests. “The concert area curves around the stage, bringing patrons closer to the talent, as if they were in your home playing just for you,” says Ron York, owner of Belle Meade’s York & Friends Fine Art Gallery and art chair for Cherish the Night. “Troy will ask his friends to join him on stage to share stories and songs. That part of the event is always a last-minute, welcomed surprise.”

Though it seems like an all-star event—and it has raised over one million dollars for STARS — the organizers encourage attendees to let their hair down. “It’s a casual and festive event,” Daunic says. “We call it Nashville-chic.”

The eighth annual Cherish the Night will be held at the Musician’s Hall of Fame, 401 Gay Street, on November 17, 6 to 11 p.m. For more information and ticket sales, please visit www.cherishthenight.org.

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