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01/16/2018

The Charley Foundation Presents “Hitmakers & Rum Chasers” Hurricane Relief Concert to Benefit U.S. Virgin Islands Children

Featuring performances by Marc Beeson, Kent Blazy, Erin Hart, Love & Theft, Danny Myrick, Jerrod Niemann and Bridgette Tatum, and dinner created by celebrated USVI guest Chef Mathayom Vacharat

NASHVILLE (Jan. 15, 2018) -- Hit songwriters converge at City Winery in Nashville on Tuesday, Jan. 30, to lend their talents for a hurricane relief concert to benefit children in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) affected by hurricanes Irma and Marie.

Presented by The Charley Foundation, the Nashville-based501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support to charitable agencies addressing the critical needs of children, the evening will feature songwriters and musical guests performing and telling the stories behind their hits. A special dinner buffet and specialty cocktail menu will be created by renowned USVI chef Mathayam Vacharat. Ty Bentli, host of NASH FM 103.3’s “Ty, Kelly & Chuck,” and Elaina Smith of "Nash Nights Live" will serve as the evening’s emcees.

The concert lineup includes Marc Beeson (“When She Cries,” “We Are Tonight,” “She’s Got a Way with Words”), Kent Blazy (“If Tomorrow Never Comes,” “Gettin’ Her Home,” “Ain’t Goin’ Til the Sun Comes Up”), St. John songwriter Erin Hart (“Freedom in the Wind,” “Breathe,” “Boys on the Boat”), Love & Theft (“Angel Eyes,” “Runaway,” “Whiskey On My Breath”), Danny Myrick (“She’s Country,” “I Love This Life,” “International Harvester”), Jerrod Niemann (“Love Love,” “Drink To That All Night,” “What Do You Want”), and Bridgette Tatum (“She’s Country,” “The Yee-Haw Song”).

“The storms had a devastating impact across the U.S. Virgin Islands,” said Carolyn Miller, founder of The Charley Foundation. “Children are among the most vulnerable affected and the talent assembled for this concert will directly help many kids in need.”

All proceeds benefit children's charities and family relief organizations located in the USVI. Beneficiaries include the Gifft Hill School, The Virgin Islands Children's Museum, St. John School of the Arts and Family Resource Center.

As a resident of St. John since 1995, Chef Mathayom Vacharat is the owner and head chef at Mathayom Private Chefs and St. John Catering at Windy Level. His home was destroyed by Irma. His experience as executive chef at premiere fine dining restaurants on St. John lends his cuisine a breadth of influences ranging from Asian Fusion to Progressive American to Caribbean Flair. Chef Vacharat is creating an island-inspired custom buffet along with the perfect Blue Chair Bay Rum drink pairings for this event.

Curb / Word Entertainment, Average Joe’s and Montgomery Bell Academy are among the event sponsors.

Cocktails and dinner begin at 6:30 p.m. with showtime beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for dinner and cocktails are $125 each. Standing room only tickets, including cocktails, are priced at $50 each. To purchase tickets and additional information, visit The Charley Foundation website here.

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