Live from downtown Murfreesboro, it’s the Backstage Bash. This year’s annual fundraiser takes on a fresh, smart and funky feel with a Saturday Night Light theme.
The fifth annual event will be Saturday, March 29. The event will take place in front of the Center for the Arts at 6 p.m. Co-chairing the event this year are Britton and Will Fraley and Heather and Mark Kent.
“Everyone’s familiar with SNL, and the theme is perfect for showcasing local talent,” said Heather Kent. “This theme will allow actors from local productions to put on skits for all to enjoy. After all, the Backstage Bash is one of the year’s most popular events because it’s always a good party with great food and music for dancing. But people also want to support the Center for the Arts and the wonderful work that goes on there.”
“The shows they put on at The Center are just wonderful,” said Britton Fraley. “My daughter, Ella, and I just attended ‘Shrek,’ and we both loved it. It was fun for her to see her favorite characters come to life, but it was so well done, the adults stayed entertained, too."
Party-goers will be able to look through silent auction items up for bid and be able to buy $50 raffle tickets for a chance to win a trip to New York City. Maple Street Grill will supply the food for the evening, and popular dance band The Pilots will have everyone dancing in the street.
Proceeds from the event help support the mission and upkeep of The Center for the Arts, which, in addition to providing a stage for local theater, showcases the work of local artists in its gallery and holds summer theater camps and production opportunities for children.
Tickets to the Bash are $100 each and include the food from Maple Street Grill as well as the entertainment.
Tickets are available in advance at The Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St. by calling The Center at (615) 904-2787 or online at www.backstagebash.org.
Tickets for the raffle are also available through The Center for the Arts, and you do not have to be present to win. For additional information and sponsorship opportunities visit www.backstagebash.org.