Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles—also known as one-half of multi-platinum country duo Sugarland—will perform a rare, intimate solo show at the Murchison Performing Arts Center in Denton, Texas on January 15, 2011, to benefit Attic Community Playground, a non-profit organization supporting the performing arts.
“Attic Community Playground is one of my dearest charities,” Nettles says. “Art programs within schools continue to be cut. To me this is a very sad fact. I not only enjoy a career in the arts, but I also enjoyed and benefited from the performing arts as a kid. Music, band, chorus, drama—each of them provided me with outlets of emotional exploration and self expression, and offered me an avenue to develop self confidence.”
Proceeds from the show will go to the Ponder High School Band and Choir Program in Ponder, Texas, and the music program at The Museum School of Avondale Estates, Georgia—a suburb of Nettles’s adopted hometown of Atlanta.
2008 ACM Best New Male Vocalist (and native Texan) Jack Ingram will open the show, which Nettles promises “should be a night of banter, music and, of course, fun for a good cause.”
Here’s what Jennifer posted on her web site about the event: “In the spirit of spreading the love and sharing the warmth, I will be performing a benefit concert for one of my dearest charities, Attic Community Playground. This show will be an intimate solo performance held on January 15th at the Murchison Performing Arts Center of UNT in Denton, Texas. Jack Ingram will be opening. Should be a night of banter, music and, of course, fun for a good cause. Proceeds will go to the Ponder High School Band and Choir Program in Ponder, Texas, and the music program at The Museum School of Avondale Estates, Georgia.
Anyone in the Denton, Texas area who might want to attend the event, can check for tickets here. I think we’re all used to seeing Jennifer and Kristian together, but anyone who likes to listen to Jennifer sing (and I’m pretty sure that’s most of us), know that this is going to be a great benefit performance, for a very worthy cause.
I hope you will all check out ACP’s web site, to learn more about this organization formed in January 2010 with the goal of raising public awareness for the musical, performance and literary arts.
That’s it for now. Off to work I go! You guys have a great Tuesday. I’ll talk to you soon!
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