• Party on the Moon to headline stage again at Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner

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    July 20, 2021
    Tuesday, July 20, 2021                                                                                              
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                
    Bob Feagins
    Executive Director of Communications & Development
    Kingsport Chamber
    Office: (423) 392-8815
    Mobile: (423) 967-8839
    Party on the Moon to headline the stage again at Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner
    “Nation’s Number One Party Band” returns for tenth appearance at “Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year”
    NOTE:  Attached please find Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner logo, Time To Celebrate Together logo and Kingsport Chamber logo.
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – It’s time to celebrate together!
    And what better way to celebrate than with Party on the Moon.
    “The Number One Party Band in the Nation” will headline the stage for another great night of entertainment at the Kingsport Chamber 74th Annual Dinner.
    “Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year” will take place Friday, August 20, 2021, 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.     
    This marks the tenth time Party on the Moon has performed at the affair.
    The public is invited to attend.
    Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, July 28, 2021
    Tickets are $150 and can be purchased at your Kingsport Chamber (400 Clinchfield Street, next to Food City in downtown Kingsport) or by calling (423) 392-8800
    The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner normally takes place in February, but, due to the pandemic, was rescheduled for August.
    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 2021 season.
    A special guest room rate, which includes breakfast for two, is offered for $157 to Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner attendees who would like to spend the night at MeadowView. 
    The rate for hotel guest room only is $129
    Reservations can be made by calling the MeadowView reservation desk at (423) 578-6600 or 1-888-632-3697.
    In addition, MeadowView will be offering a selection of wines available for purchase the night of the event.
    For a list of wines and to pre-order, please send an email to Jessie Tittle with MeadowView at jessica.tittle@marriott.com or call (423) 578-6535.
    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.  Ballad Health is the entertainment sponsor, Eastman Credit Union serves as concert hall and stage sponsor.  Food City is the printing sponsor.
    The theme for this year’s event is “Time To Celebrate Together!”
    “The team at WJHL News Channel 11/ABC Tri-Cities is absolutely thrilled to host this magnificent event once again,’” said Paula Jackson, Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner chair and WJHL News Channel 11/ABC Tri-Cities vice president and general manager. “The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner is most definitely the most talked about and biggest social event of the year for our region.  This will be the twenty-second consecutive year WJHL News Channel 11/ABC Tri-Cities has hosted this popular affair and we are honored to partner with such an outstanding organization like the Kingsport Chamber and all of the other sponsoring companies to produce this fun and entertaining evening.  It’s especially exiting this year given the hard and challenging year we all encountered during the pandemic.  As this year’s theme states, it is time for us all to come together to celebrate and be thankful for our Kingsport Chamber and this great region we call home.”
    “In addition to serving as our top fundraiser, the Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner has always been a signature event for our community and region…a time where we gather together to celebrate Kingsport,” Kingsport Chamber President & CEO Miles Burdine said.  “This year the celebration takes on even greater significance as we come out of the pandemic.  It’s now a time to be thankful for each other, our community, our neighbors and all that we have here in this great city and region.
    “We are also excited to have Party on the Moon return to headline the entertainment…and we remain incredibly grateful to the overwhelming support of our sponsors, members, the 1,700-plus attendees and the great teams at WJHL News Channel 11/ABC Tri-Cities and the MeadowView Marriott who make this great affair possible every year.  As our major fundraiser, this dinner is very important to all we do at your Kingsport Chamber.  We are very proud of this event that is recognized across the state and nation as the biggest and best and we are very thankful to all of those who support it year after year.” 
    The event has more than 115 corporate sponsors.  These include: 
    Title Sponsor:  Eastman.
    Host Sponsor:  WJHL News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities.
    Entertainment Sponsor:  Ballad Health.
    Concert Hall & Stage Sponsor:  Eastman Credit Union.
    Printing Sponsor:  Food City.
    Media Sponsors:  ABC Tri-Cities; Cumulus Tri-Cities; Daytime Tri-Cities; Kingsport Times News; Lamar Advertising; Spectrum Reach; The Business Journal Tri-Cities TN/VA; and WJHL News Channel 11.
    Red Carpet Sponsors:  Daytime Tri-Cities.
    Table Sign Sponsor:  Mycroft Signs.
    Creative Design Sponsor:  ARO Creative.
    Excellence:  ABC Tri-Cities; Ballad Health; BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee; Eastman; Eastman Credit Union; Kingsport Armature & Electric Company; Simpson Clinic; and WJHL News Channel 11.
    Hall of Fame:  City of Kingsport; Cumberland Marketing; Food City; KBM Commercial Properties; MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center; Partner Industrial; RE/MAX Cavaliers; The Overlook at Indian Trail; Thompson Construction Group; True Line Construction; and Worley.
    Anniversary: Bank of Tennessee; Colonial Heights Dental Group; and GRC Construction/CainRashWest Architects.
    Diamond:  Allandale Falls; Brandy Mill; Cross Creek; East Coast Wings Grill; First Horizon Bank; Grindstaff Automotive Group; Honda Kingsport; J.A. Street & Associates; Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra; Tele-Optics; The Landings; and WorkSpace Interiors.
    Platinum:  AccuForce; Appalachian Power; Baker Donelson; BDM Construction; BluLis Boutique; Carson-Newman University; Century 21 Legacy; Chantz Scott Auto Group; Cintas; Cline Holder Electric Supply; Cooper Standard; Creekside Behavioral Health; Domtar Packaging; Edward Jones Investments; Edwards Tipton Witt Insurance; Elite Manufacturing & Professional Services; First Bank & Trust Company; Greater Kingsport Family YMCA; Highlands Physicians; Holston Medical Group; HomeTrust Bank; Hunter Smith Davis; Martin Dentistry; New Peoples Bank; Northeast State; Price & Ramey; Red Door Agency; Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing; Regions Bank; Renovus Medical Spa; Riverfront Seafood Company; Rodefer Moss & Company; Snyder Real Estate; State of Franklin Healthcare Associates; The Sports Mill
    Truist; University of Tennessee; Virginia Electric Supply; and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.
    Gold:  Asbury Place Kingsport; Barge Design Solutions; Brown, Edwards & Company; GSM; Heartland Infusion; KOSBE; Lincoln Memorial University; Millennium Properties; NETWORKS; Pepsi; Powell Valley National Bank; Spectrum Enterprise; and Wilson Worley.
    Silver:  Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union; ARO Creative; BAE Systems; Bailey & Associates Real Estate Appraisers; Blackburn, Childers & Steagall; Branded; East Tennessee Eye Care; Frontier Health; Integrity Capital Management; NHC Kingsport; Republic Services; and S&ME.
    Bronze:  Campbell Printing; Citizens Bank; Code & Color; Hoeppner Law, PLLC; Jackson Jones Construction; Mycroft Signs; Roan Capital Partners; Silgan Closures; The Naked Bee; Town & Country Realty; and Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council.
    “Your Kingsport Chamber continues to be a sold-out, highly anticipated event,” Burdine added.  “We do expect another sold-out event so I would encourage everyone to get their tickets early.  It’s going to be another wonderful evening to celebrate our great home of Kingsport.” 
    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 ten years…and now the Number One Party Band in the Nation is back again to play for the tenth time at your Kingsport Chamber 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 eighth 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; Downtown Kingsport Association; Education & Workforce Development; Fun Fest; Healthy Kingsport; Keep Kingsport Beautiful; Kingsport Leadership Programs (Leadership Kingsport, PEAK Young Professionals, S.C.R.E.A.M.! and S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership); Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Move to Kingsport; Santa Train; 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, our Twitter account, @kptchamber, on Instagram or our YouTube channel.
    Bob Feagins, Executive Director of Communications & Development
    bfeagins@kingsportchamber.org, 423-392-8815