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High Hopes’ Strings & Stories Benefit Returns

Enjoy an intimate evening with three renowned songwriters on Thursday, March 2 at the Franklin Theatre.

High Hopes Development Center will host its 13th annual Strings & Stories fundraiser featuring three renowned songwriters on Thursday, March 2 at the Franklin Theatre.

“We’re incredibly excited to be hosting our 13th edition of Strings & Stories at the historic Franklin Theater,” says Brandy Blanton, High Hopes’ director of development. “The atmosphere and acoustics lend themselves perfectly to this event, and we’re looking forward to the performances and tales of the songwriters we’ve assembled.” 

Open-seating tickets to this 21-and-up event include complimentary beer, wine and, fittingly, popcorn. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 7 p.m.

Strings & Stories performers include:

  • Ed Hill has had an illustrious career that has spanned more than three decades. His first single in 1989 was Reba McEntire’s “Til Love Comes Again” to more current hits like “Most People are Good” with Luke Bryan.
  • Cameron Bedell is a Nashville based singer-songwriter from Wichita, Kansas who moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University in 2010. An “American Idol” alum, he has collaborated with the likes of Chris Lane, Jimmie Allen, Lauren Alaina and more.
  • Kevin Griffin is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock band, Better Than Ezra, and here locally as the founder of the Pilgrimage Music Festival.

“Strings & Stories kicks off our annual series of fundraising events for High Hopes,” says Blanton. “Year-after-year, community involvement ensures that we can continue to provide education, therapeutic services and loving support to families who depend upon us for care.”

Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online here. In addition to selling tickets, High Hopes continues to solicit sponsors at a variety of levels. Sponsors will join an exclusive pre-party reception featuring hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Contact Blanton at or 615-550-1437 for more information. 



About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.