O’Charley’s and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee will celebrate the 11th annual Stars For Second Harvest benefit on Tuesday, June 9 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Presented by O’Charley’s and hosted by acclaimed hit songwriter Craig Wiseman, the show will begin at 7:30 pm and will feature unplugged acoustic style performances with headliner Dierks Bentley and some of country music’s most acclaimed songwriters and performers
Host Craig Wiseman said, “On the heels of Dierks’ emotional performance at the ACMs, we’re thrilled that he’s agreed to headline our show for the first time this year. The talent that takes the stage in support of Stars for Second Harvest continues to inspire and excite me and this year might be our best yet!”
Joining Bentley are Charles Esten (Deacon Claybourne) and Lennon and Maisy Stella (Maddie and Daphne Conrad) from ABC’s NASHVILLE. An actor for many years, Esten’s television appearances include “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and “The Office.” During his three seasons on NASHVILLE, Esten has been honored to perform at the Grand Ole Opry and the historic Ryman auditorium. He is a featured artist on the seven very successful “Nashville” soundtracks that have been released to date.
Lennon and Maisy are 15 and 11 years old, respectively, but they have already had experiences that some wait a lifetime to achieve. Despite never having lessons, both girls have been singing their whole lives and playing a multitude of instruments. In 2012, Lennon and Maisy began starring in the ABC drama hit series, NASHVILLE. Prior to appearing on the show, they had their first taste of stardom when their cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend” went viral on YouTube. The performance allowed the singing sisters to capture millions of hearts worldwide and resulted in an appearance on GOOD MORNING AMERICA. Now their YouTube channel has over 72 million views and nearly 650,000 subscribers.
The “Nashville Cast VIP Experience” tickets will be on sale Friday, May 1 at 10am and sold for $250. The VIP tickets will include premium seating, a meet and greet with Charles Esten, Lennon and Maisy and other performers, as well as a special gift bag. There are only 58 available with an 8 per person limit. To purchase a “Nashville Cast VIP Experience” ticket visit Ryman box office at Ryman.com.
Concert tickets are on-sale now for both general admission $35 plus applicable service charges and preferred seating $55 tickets and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, Ryman box office, Ryman.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
Proceeds from the concert benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in their efforts to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. For more information, visit secondharvestmidtn.org.