The Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County will presents the First Annual Songwriters in the Round, a country-theme music event, April 1 at Colab Gardens in Stuart at 6 p.m.
The first-of-its-kind fundraising dinner and dancing extravaganza will feature a cocktail hour set among the garden’s a rock waterfall and koi pond, while local musician Kyle Arnold performs. As they sip, guests will indulge in appetizers made and served by the students from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County’s Culinary Program from their famous Fork in the Road food truck. Guests can also participate in a a silent auction, V.I.P. meet-and-greet, and photo opportunities.
Then, dust off your boots and get ready to be transported to Nashville with Songwriters in the Round, a unique, intimate musical experience that offers “behind-the-music” concerts. The event will spotlight some of the best of Nashville’s singer/songwriters, including two-time Grammy-nominated independent songwriter and recording artist Jamie Floyd. Floyd has written songs recorded by Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Ronnie Dunn, Brian McKnight, Ty Herndon, Ashley Monroe, Madi Diaz, Cassadee Pope, and Kellie Picker.
Rob Hatch, from Cross City, Florida, will also lend his talents to the evening. The songwriter moved to Nashville in 2001 and has since achieved his first number one song, “If Heaven Wasn’t So far Away,” recorded by Justin Moore in 2008. In 2014, Hatch was named the S.E.S.A.C. Songwriter of the year, fueled by his two number one songs, “Goodnight, Kiss” by Randy Houser, and “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice, who was awarded the 2014 A.C.M.’s Single Of The Year and has since gone double platinum.
Local favorite singer, songwriter, and musician Tom Jackson will round out the evening’s lineup. Jackson was a finalist for the Texaco Country Showdown 2011 and N.B.C.’s The Voice.
While enjoying this incredible acoustic performance and listening to stories behind beloved country music songs, guests will savor The Chef’s Table farm-to-table gourmet three-course dinner. Following dinner, the night will explode with the Tom Jackson Band as they play today’s country hits.
Funds raised will support the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, through award-winning programs designed to guide and inspire young people aged 6-18.
Tickets are $250. For more information, click here or call Colette Beland at (561) 222-9345.