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July 03, 2022

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High Hopes Announces Strings & Stories Event

Three award-winning songwriters in the Jamison Theater at the Factory at Franklin on Thursday, March 3.

High Hopes Development Center will host its 12th annual Strings & Stories fundraiser featuring three award-winning songwriters to be held on Thursday, March 3, in the Jamison Theater at the Factory at Franklin. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at highhopesforkids.org/strings-stories.

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“After going virtual last year, we are looking forward to being back in person for Strings & Stories,” said Brandy Blanton, High Hopes Director Development.

This year’s event will focus on entertainment with beer and wine served as the doors open at 6:45 p.m. All attendees will receive a special food treat from Catering & Events by Suzette. Tim Nichols, chairman of the High Hopes board and renowned songwriter, will serve as the emcee for the night.

Performers will include:

  • Grammy-winning Natalie Hemby has worked with Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris, Sheryl Crow, Lady Gaga, Little Big Town and more. Hemby is one-fourth of the critically-acclaimed The Highway Women with Brandi Carlisle, Maren Morris, and Miranda Lambert. She recently released her second record, “Pins and Needles.”
  • Barry Dean is a country and pop music songwriter. He is a Grammy-nominated songwriter and has a daughter who receives services from High Hopes. 
  • Marc Scibilia, known for his 2012 single, “How Bad We Need Each Other,” recently released his newest album, Seed of Joy.

In addition to selling tickets to Strings & Stories, High Hopes continues to solicit sponsors at a variety of levels. Sponsors will be invited to an exclusive pre-party reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres from Catering & Events by Suzette. Contact Blanton at bblanton@highhopesforkids.org or 615-550-1437 for more information.