Cumberland Heights Concert Patron Party
The annual Concert for Cumberland Heights was held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and featured Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter John Hiatt and his band to benefit the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent and Young Adult Treatment at Cumberland Heights.
Patrons and other special donors gathered together for a pre-concert celebration at the Downtown Hilton Hotel.
Cumberland Heights is a nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment center which uses the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to help patients.
2016 is the 50th anniversary of Cumberland Heights and the 20th anniversary of this benefit concert, which has raised more than $3 million to assist patients with treatment for alcoholism and addiction.
The Artclectic Patron Party, held to benefit University School of Nashville (USN), was chaired by Ann Kloeppel and Melissa Rittenberg, and the overall chairs were Angie Howard, Loraine Lippolis and Dana Strupp
Celebrating 20 years of art, 52 artists, chosen by a panel of jurors, gathered for the school’s signature event.
Among the artists were: Wade Lincoln, Tim Hooper, Stephen Hutchins, Roger Clayton, Randy Purcell, Nathaniel Mather, Matt Dennis, Margaret Ellis, Larry Fuldauer, Leslie Haines, Larry Fuldauer, Alex Lockwood, Christina Cohn, Charlotte Terrell, and many more who brought all kinds of art from jewelry to paintings to ceramics.
Refreshments were by Merchants and Benjamin and Max Goldberg, and included: deviled eggs, beef tenderloin on rolls, a cured meat and cheese platter with nuts, fruits, bread and pickled vegetables, lots of desserts and much more.
Guests included: Chris Howard, Nick Lippolis, Mike Upchurch, David Kloeppel, Edward Rittenberg, Tom and Ann Curtis, Tory and Will Fitzgibbon, Gail and Jeff Jacobs, Bernice and Joel Gordon, Kim and Roy Dano, and Doug Brown.
Sister Cities World of Friendship Party
Sister Cities of Nashville, a local non-profit with a mission to connect the people of Nashville to the world, held its annual World of Friendship event which featured local restaurants, food trucks and caterers offering international fare and an internationally themed silent auction.
Held at the Nashville City Center, the event included a tribute to Sister Cities of Nashville’s founder and first President Steve Cobb.
About 250 guests attended, including David Briley, Jim Shulman, Mina Johnson, and Nancy Van Reece, along with the consul general of Japan and honorary consul generals and former ambassadors.
Nashville has eight international sister city partners: Edmonton, Canada; Caen, France; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Magdeburg, Germany; Mendoza, Argentina; Taiyuan, China; Tamworth, Australia; and Kamakura, Japan.
Bangkokville, Delicias Colombianas, Desserts by Mo, House of Kabob, Little Gourmand, Lucky Bamboo, Nama Sushi, Party Fowl, A Taste of Spain, and Two Ten Jack provided all kinds of treats from French crepes and Mexican wedding cookies to chicken kabobs and hummus.