Tickets go on sale mid-August
A product of the heartland – Metamora, Illinois – Jake Maurer has been headlining at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge in Nashville since 2007. Raised on corn, Garth Brooks, and football, the Metamora High School student-athlete eventually went on to play college football at Eastern Illinois University where he earned a teaching degree and met his wife Katie.
Inspired by other artists such as Pat Green, Jake played his favorite “Red Dirt” Texas country songs in college which eventually inspired him to start writing songs.
After college, Jake and a fellow teacher/coach discovered their common interest in playing guitar. Jake and “Sledger” mixed their love of country and rock and started “Irons in the Fire.” After two years of Illinois dive bars and honky-tonks, Jake moved to Nashville. Well… Days later, Jake landed a gig at Tootsie’s and has been playing there ever since.
Arnold’s Country Kitchen is a mom and pop family business started by Jack and Rose Arnold in 1980. Food is made fresh daily from scratch, just like your grandma’s home cooking. On any given day you can bet you’ll find at least three Arnold family members on site cooking and serving folks.
Arnold’s Country Kitchen was awarded a prestigious James Beard American Classics Award in 2009. “We’re honored and humbled to be able to serve so many each day – and even more so to have that passion recognized by others,” Khalil Arnold. Additionally, Arnold’s has been written up in publications such as Garden & Gun, Maxim, Southern Living, SAVEUR andBon Appetit; as well as been featured on shows like Diners, Drive in and Dives.
It’s fitting that the Inaugural Music City Harvest Party will celebrate the Harvest and feast on cuisine provided by Arnold’s Country Kitchen.
Bringing “Auction Style” to the Music City Harvest Party is Jay Cash from Murfreesboro, TN.
Jay and his team conducted more than 60 professional fundraising events across North America in 2019, the highlight of which was sharing the stage with President George W. Bush at Gilley’s in Dallas.
In 2018, Jay won the International Auctioneers 2nd Runner Up Champion from National Auctioneers Association (NAA), the most prestigious award given to auction professionals.
Jay is a second-generation auctioneer with a clear rhythmic and entertaining chant (bid calling) that is just the right speed and always understandable. He was one of the first to become a “Benefit Auctioneer Specialist” (BAS), a designation given by the NAA.
Amy & Brannan Atkinson
Lisa Maki & David Osborn