Get Ready to (Barn) Dance With Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill and Ashley Monroe
Rodney Crowell, Vince Gill and Ashley Monroe are ready to have one heck of a (barn) dance party. The three country stars, as well as some yet-to-be-announced special guests, will put on their dancing shoes (er … dancing boots?) for the third annual Celebrity Barn Dance.
The 2016 Celebrity Barn Dance is set to take place at the Jaeckle Centre — an equine facility that’s billed as the largest barn in the South — in Thompson’s Station, Tenn., on Oct. 29. Those in attendance will dance the night away as Crowell, Gill, Monroe and more play their well-known songs and take some requests.
“When Vince and I bring a group of our friends together, we have a blast playing music that makes you want to dance all night long,” says Crowell in a press release. “We’re lucky to be in Nashville so we can bring the best talent together to jam while the crowd dances the night away, all in support of Music Health Alliance.”
More musical acts for the Celebrity Barn Dance will be announced as the event gets closer. The Music Health Alliance aims to “create a safe and confidential place for the music community to gain the very best healthcare and health insurance solutions through defined and transparent advocacy services, with an emphasis on the prevention of illness and overall wellness,” according to the MHA’s website. In the past three years, the organization has secured more than $12 million in healthcare resources and offered assistance to around 4,600 music industry workers.
“The beneficiary, Music Health Alliance, provides an invaluable and in many cases life-sustaining service to our music friends,” Jaeckle Center owner Teresa Jaeckle says. “Our barn has an Olympic-size indoor arena, which allows us to accommodate the event. We turn the barn into a dance hall and have a blast.”
Tickets for the third annual Celebrity Barn Dance, available for purchase online, are $500 per pair or $1,600 for a table of eight. In addition to the music, fans that buy tickets will also be treated to a southern-style buffet dinner, wine tasting, whiskey tasting and a meet and greet with the artists.
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