A chance to win a Nissan Rogue is only one part of the Center for the Arts’ annual fundraiser, Backstage Bash, held Saturday night.
The party also features a swinging street party featuring the big band, Music City Swing. The party begins on the street with cocktail hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and Music City Swing taking the stage at 8 o’clock. Music City Swing is a 21-piece band plays music from the ‘40s through today in its own hard-swinging, big-sounding way.
Money raised by the event will be used to continue bringing visual and performing arts to Murfreesboro for both children and adults. The mission for the Center for the Arts to enhance Murfreesboro’s quality of life by providing a variety of arts and opportunities to educate and entertain people of all ethnicity, ages and income levels.
Tickets for dinner and the concert can be purchased for $100. Tickets for entry in the concert portion only are just $35. All event tickets can be purchased on backstagebash.org, at the Center for the Arts box office or by calling 904-ARTS.
Winners of the 2012 BachFest Student Music Competition perform Sunday in two public concerts Sunday at Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 1140 E. Cason Lane in Murfreesboro. Both concerts are free and open to the public. The BachFest event is sponsored by Holy Cross Episcopal Church and the Scheide Fund of Princeton, N.J.
Winners in the College division will perform in a 3 p.m. concert, while winners in the Junior division, grades 7-12, take the stage at 6:30 p.m. The actual competition is Saturday.
An added feature of this year’s BachFest is the addition of concert pianist, recording artist and music educator Luisa Guembes-Buchanan as a judge. Originally from Peru, Buchanan lives in Cambridge, Ma., and has performed extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. As part of the BachFest weekend, Guembes-Buchanan also will conduct a master class at MTSU open to all music students.
9-11 a.m. - Feed America First
Volunteers needed on the third Thursday of every month at 315 Murfreesboro St., off John Bragg Highway.
9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. - Wellness Fair
MTMC’s Mobile Health Unit along with the Susan G. Komen Mobile Mammography Unit will both be there to offer FREE medical screenings. Lane Agri-Park, 315 John R. Rice Blvd. Pat Whitaker, 615-898-7710
7:30 p.m. - Grease
Performances: 7:30 Thursday-Saturday nights and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 18. Riverdale High School, 802 Warrior Drive.
7 p.m. - Steel Magnolia
2 p.m. Sunday matinee through March 25, no Saturday show. Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St. 615-904-ARTS (2787) or boroarts.org
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. - St. Patrick’s Day Brunch
Benefits Jesse C. Beesley Animal Humane Foundation. Donation: $20. Maple Street Grill, 109 N. Maple St. 615-217-1030
1-4 p.m. - St. Patrick’s Daytime Dance
Featuring Bill Sleeter. St. Clair Street Senior Center, 325 St. Clair St.
1-3 p.m. - Special Recognition of John W. Smith
One of the first African Americans to own a business in downtown Murfreesboro will be honored during a special event at Patterson Park Community Center on Mercury Drive. Buy tickets at Second Chance Ministries for $25 each or call 220-9130 or 977-1520.
2-6 p.m. - Chili Cook Off
Toys R Us off of Old Fort Parkway.
6 p.m.-? - Backstage Bash
Featuring: Music City Swing. Tickets: Dinner-dance $100 per person, dance only $35, raffle ticket $50. Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St.
9 p.m. - Night of the Living Cover Bands
Benefits the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp and Tennessee Teens Rock & Roll Camp. Wall Street, 121 N. Maple St., Murfreesboro.
3 p.m. - BachFest
Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 1140 E. Cason Lane