• Kingsport Chamber News Release - Party on the Moon Returns to Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner

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    January 03, 2018
    Wednesday, January 3, 2018                                                                                    
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                
    Bob Feagins
    Executive Director of Communications & Development
    Kingsport Chamber
    Office: (423) 392-8815
    Mobile: (423) 967-8839
    Party on the Moon returning to play for Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner!
    “Nation’s Number One Party Band” to headline the stage at “Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year!”
    NOTE:  Attached please find a photo of Party on the Moon, Party on the Moon logo, Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner logo, Kingsport Chamber logo and Kingsport Spirit logo.
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Back by popular demand, Party on the Moon is returning to Kingsport!
    “The Number One Party Band in the Nation” will headline the stage for another incredible night of entertainment at the Kingsport Chamber 71st Annual Dinner.
    “Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year” will take place Friday, February 2, 2018, at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, Kingsport. 
    The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.     
    The public is invited to attend.
    Tickets will go on sale for Kingsport Chamber members on Monday, January 8, 2018.
    Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
    Tickets are $125 and can be purchased at your Kingsport Chamber (400 Clinchfield Street, next to Food City in downtown Kingsport) or by calling (423) 392-8800
    Last year’s event was another record sellout and this year’s dinner is expected to be as well.  Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.
    As a special offer, this year’s Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner ticket will also be good as a complimentary ticket to any Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra concert during the 2018 season.
    MeadowView will be offering a selection of wines available for purchase the night of the event. To pre-order, please call MeadowView at (423) 578-6618.
    In addition, a special guest room rate, which includes breakfast for two, is offered for only $141 to Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner attendees who would like to spend the night at MeadowView. 
    The rate for hotel guest room only is $115. 
    Reservations can be made by calling MeadowView at (423) 578-6600 and must be received on or before Friday, January 12.
    Last year, more than 1,700 individuals attended the popular event, which remains the largest Chamber annual dinner in the nation.
    Eastman serves as title sponsor and WJHL News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities as host sponsor.  Holston Valley Medical Center is the entertainment sponsor, Eastman Credit Union serves as concert hall and stage sponsor, Appalachian Power, Chef’s Pizzeria, East Coast Wings & Grill and WorkSpace Interiors are the associate sponsors, and Food City is the printing sponsor.
    “The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner promises to once again live up to its billing as ‘Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year,’” said Kenny Lawrence, Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner chair and WJHL News Channel 11/ABC Tri-Cities president and general manager.  “Last year was my first Annual Dinner and I was truly blown away by this incredible event.  It’s a magnificent evening and a can’t miss event.  Once again, the team at News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities is truly honored and thrilled to serve as host for this affair…now for our nineteenth consecutive year.”
    The theme for this year’s event is “Celebrating The Kingsport Spirit!”
    “We are very excited Party on the Moon is back…we just keep a good thing going…or playing as the case may be,” Kingsport Chamber President & CEO Miles Burdine said.  “Your Kingsport Chamber continues to be a sold-out, highly anticipated event.  We are most grateful to the superb support of our sponsors and the 1,700-plus individuals who attend.  As our major fundraiser, this dinner is very important to us.  We are very proud of this event and extremely grateful to all of those who support it each year.” 
    The event has more than 120 corporate sponsors.  These include: 
    Title Sponsor:  Eastman.
    Host Sponsor:  WJHL News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities.
    Entertainment Sponsor:  Holston Valley Medical Center.
    Concert Hall & Stage Sponsor:  Eastman Credit Union.
    Associate Sponsor:  Appalachian Power.
    Associate Sponsor:  Chef’s Pizzeria.
    Associate Sponsor:  East Coast Wings & Grill.
    Associate Sponsor:  WorkSpace Interiors.
    Printing Sponsor:  Food City.
    Media Sponsors:  ABC Tri-Cities; Cumulus Tri-Cities; Daytime Tri-Cities; Kingsport Times-News; Lamar Advertising Tri-Cities TN/VA; Spectrum Reach; The Business Journal Tri-Cities TN/VA; The Loafer; VIPSeen; and WJHL News Channel 11.
    Red Carpet Sponsors:  Daytime Tri-Cities and VIPSeen.
    Table Sign Sponsor:  Mycroft Signs.
    Photography Sponsor:  VIPSeen.
    Excellence:  ABC Tri-Cities; BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee; Chef’s Pizzeria; East Coast Wings & Grill; Eastman; Eastman Credit Union; Holston Valley Medical Center; Indian Path Medical Center; KBM Commercial Properties; Mountain States Health Alliance; Mountain States Medical Group; The Overlook at Indian Trail; Thompson Construction Group; True Line Construction; WJHL News Channel 11; and WorkSpace Interiors.
    Hall of Fame:  AccuForce; Appalachian Power; City of Kingsport; Cline Holder Electric Supply; Cumberland Marketing; Domtar; Food City; Impact Plastics; MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center; and Virginia Electric Supply.
    Anniversary:  Creekside Behavioral Health; and The Plastic Surgery Center of East Tennessee.
    Diamond:  First Tennessee Bank; Grindstaff Automotive Group; Hargrove Engineers & Constructors; Hunter Smith Davis; Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra; TEC Industrial; and University of Tennessee.
    Platinum:  Allandale Falls; Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz; Bank of Tennessee; Brandy Mill; Brock; Brown, Edwards & Company; Chantz Scott KIA; Cross Creek; East Tennessee State University; GRC Construction/CainRashWest Architects; Healthcare Trust of America; Honda Kingsport; Jacobs; J.A. Street & Associates; Millennium Auto Collision Repairs; New Peoples Bank; Pal’s Sudden Service; Pepsi; Price & Ramey; Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing; Regions Bank; Rodefer Moss & Company; STREAMWORKS; SunTrust Bank; The Landings; and Tri Elite Holdings.
    Gold:  AT&T; Bristol Motor Speedway; Citizens Bank; GAAM Wealth Advisors; GRIFOLS Biomat; Holston Medical Group; Integrity Capital Management; JTH Engineering; Kingsport Landlord Association; Lincoln Memorial University; Longhorn Steakhouse; Marsh Regional Blood Center; NETWORKS; Olive Garden; Southern Dwellings; Spectrum Enterprise; Spectrum Reach; Town Park Lofts; and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.
    Silver:  Appalachian Ironworks; @Work Personnel Services; BAE Systems; Barge Design Solutions; Blackburn, Childers & Steagall; Cherry Bekaert; Cooper Standard; Cornerstone Village; First Bank & Trust Company; HomeTrust Bank; Master Tool & Dye; NHC Kingsport; Powell Valley National Bank; Prendergast Construction; and Tele-Optics.
    Bronze:  Conservus Real Estate Group; Dominion Senior Living of Bristol; Epic Nine; Jackson Jones Construction; Kingsport Farmers Market; KOSBE; Mattern & Craig; McCarty Holsaple McCarty; Milligan College; Mycroft Signs; Preston Place Assisted Living; Reedy & Sykes Architecture & Design; Saratoga Technologies; S&ME; Smith Brothers Harley-Davidson®; Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice; Thermocopy; Town & Country Realty; Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council; and Wilson Worley.
    “We do anticipate another sold-out event so I would encourage everyone to get their tickets early,” Burdine added.  “It’s going to be another wonderful evening to celebrate our great home of Kingsport.” 
    “The food, the entertainment, the networking, the attire…your Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner has it all and makes for the perfect evening,” Lawrence added.  “We look forward to another exciting night.” 
    They’ve played for President Barack Obama’s Inaugural.  They have performed for Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.  They have played for the President of Nigeria and political figures and celebrities from around the globe.  They have played for Eli Manning’s wedding, Ted Turner and Julius Erving.  They have played for President Donald Trump’s New Year’s Eve Party for the past seven years… …and now the Number One Party Band in the Nation is back again to play for your Kingsport Chamber 71st Annual Dinner!
    Voted the Nation’s Number One Corporate and Private Party Band, Party on the Moon custom tailors music, choreography, state-of-the-art production and entertainment to spectacular specifications.  Based in Atlanta, the award-winning band performs 70s, 80s, 90s, current dance, pop, rock, classic rock, disco, funk, swing, R&B, Motown and new country music.
    Party on the Moon performs world-wide for millionaires, celebrities, global company CEOs, top sales executives, discerning brides and national and local philanthropists – even at the Inaugural Ball!  But no matter who their clients are, Party on the Moon’s goal is always the same: create the perfect party.  The band always performs to create fun, memorable event experiences.  The musicians are world-class, the gorgeous female vocalists top-notch, and the lighting, choreography and sound state-of-the-art.  So, if you want to launch a party that will simply be OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD…book PARTY ON THE MOON!
    The band’s non-stop, high-energy performances always leave audiences craving for more.  Party on the Moon was such a huge hit that President Donald Trump requested the band return again for the seventh consecutive year to perform a five-hour show at his personal New Year’s Eve party at Mar-A-Lago.  “The band (Party on the Moon) is spectacular,” Trump said.  “This is the best New Year’s Eve we have ever had at Mar-A-Lago.” 
    The HalfMoon TRIO features Mark, Big Papa and Tyrone, (drums, piano and bass), with a repertoire spanning almost every genre of music. 
    The Higher Power Choir, voices of inspirational pop, features world-class vocals and a wide-ranging musical repertoire.
    With more than 300 album and CD credits collectively, the four-piece FullMoon HORNS are well rehearsed, disciplined and play the arrangements you remember.  Working with superstar entertainers is not new to Party on the Moon.  Their long list of outstanding recording credits include Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood, Diana Ross Peabo Bryson, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole and Francine Reed as well as tours and performances with Sly & the Family Stone, Alicia Bridges and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.
    The band has performed with some of the best, including Journey, Prince, James Brown, Huey Lewis, Three Dog Night, The O’Jays, Peabo Bryson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Temptations and Bob Seger.
    Party on the Moon was founded by musician and entertainer Dennis Smith, who still serves as the band’s music director.  Smith has been featured in American Entertainment magazine.
    For more information on Party on the Moon, go to PartyontheMoon.com.
    The Kingsport Chamber is composed of two non-profit organizations:  the Kingsport Chamber Foundation (501(c)(3)) and Kingsport Chamber of Commerce (501(c)(6)). 
    The Kingsport Chamber Foundation manages, promotes, supports and assists a number of charitable, educational, environmental, leadership, quality of life and wellness programs that have a tremendous impact on the Kingsport community.
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber Foundation include:  Communications & Development; Downtown Concert Series; Education & Workforce Development; Fun Fest; Healthy Kingsport; Keep Kingsport Beautiful; Kingsport Leadership Programs (Leadership Kingsport and S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership); Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Move to Kingsport; Santa Train; STREAMWORKS; Tennessee/Virginia Scholars; and Visit Kingsport.
    The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area. 
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce include:  Communications & Development; Government Relations; and Membership.  The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce has nearly 1,000 members.
    For more information on the Kingsport Chamber, go to KingsportChamber.org or call (423) 392-8800.  We’re social too; follow us on our Facebook page, Your Kingsport Chamber, and on our Twitter account, @kptchamber.
    Bob Feagins
    Executive Director of Communications & Development
    Kingsport Chamber
    400 Clinchfield Street
    Suite 100
    Kingsport, TN  37660
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