The article below was originally published on February 17, 2023 and was updated on March 29, 2023 to reflect the event's cancellation. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the cancellation of this event.
By Crystal Hochhalter, Music Night Chair
We are excited to announce our lineup for Music Night 2023. Our USN house band, The K-12 Situation, will kick off the evening with some fun tunes. And, we are bringing in Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame member Gretchen Peters as our headliner. Peters songwriting credits include Country Music Awards Song of the Year "Independence Day"
recorded by American country singer Martina McBride, "You Don't Even Know Who I Am"
recorded by American country singer Patty Loveless, and "Here I Am"
recorded by Canadian singer Bryan Adams. Additionally, Peters has released an impressive discography of independent work
This annual concert for USN parents, caregivers, and friends ages 21 and older takes place in the Durnan Auditorium and Edgehill Lobby, and will be held Saturday, April 1 starting at 6 p.m. Dinner and drinks will be provided by Sadie’s, Sweetability Bakery and Lipman Brothers.
Proceeds from this event will support improvements to the River Campus concessions facility, including a mobile concessions cart and equipment for our concessions stand. This is a perfect night to bring a date, hang out with old friends, or meet new people. We would be thrilled to see you there and beholden if you wish to go above and beyond and purchase a sponsorship for this event.
to purchase tickets and sponsorship levels:
$100 - General Admission: includes one ticket ($50 for faculty & staff).
$500 - Poet: includes two tickets.
$1000 - Songwriter: includes four tickets and name/business recognition on entrance banner.
$2000 - Artist: includes six tickets, name/business recognition on the entrance banner and verbally acknowledged by Co-Chairs on stage at the event.
Previous Music Night headliners:
2022: Tennessee Dead with Gabe Dixon and Victor Wooten
2021: Music Night All-Stars (Virtual)
2020: An Evening with the Compass Records All-Stars
2019: Darius Rucker, Steve Gorman, Peter Holsapple, and friends as The Invisible Hand
2018: Gabe Dixon
2017: The Wooten Brothers
2016: Manifest Density
2015: Dierks Bentley & Friends
2014: Big & Rich
2013: Shooter Jennings with Steve Gorman, and Bobby Keys
2012: Trigger Hippy featuring Joan Osborne
2011: Take 6
2010: Maura O'Connell
2009: Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush, and Jerry Douglas
2008: Ben Folds
2007: John Prine
2006: Alison Brown
2005: The Long Players with Special Guests
Additionally, prior to 2005: Beth Neilson Chapman, Kim Carnes, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, Matraca Berg, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Delbert Mclinton, Suzy Bogguss, Tim O'Brien, and Bela Fleck