MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Backstage BASH, The Center for the Arts annual fundraiser event, will be held Saturday, April 22, and tickets are now available.
The Backstage BASH will be held at The Center for the Arts, with the main event taking place tented outdoor on College Street. Guests will be greeted with a red-carpet arrival, enjoy a plated dinner provided by Tasty Table, and more. “Backstage at the Late Night Party” is also an option with a later start time and will feature a glow theme this year.
The 2023 Backstage BASH Chairs are Jimmy and Nikkole Aho and Kirk and Carrie Beth Catron. Committee members include Beth Boudreaux, Kayla Dodd, Becca George, Brad Hopkins, Angela Howard, Denise & Scott Kimberly, Julie King, Matt Ledbetter, Eric Parks, Matthew Stump, and Kristen Swann.
“As our organization grows to enhance programs for Rutherford County, we need and want our community to be a part of this exclusive event to raise funds for The Center for the Arts. Support is invaluable as we make plans to grow the Center and learn how we can effectively serve all our patrons and community,” shares Executive Director Regina Ward.
Funds that are raised at the Backstage BASH allow the Center for the Arts to secure rights to produce high-quality shows, hire top-notch directors, teachers, crew, and musicians, as well as continue educating the youth of our community through our Center Stage Academy program (90 financial scholarships were awarded to youth in 2022). The Backstage BASH also helps maintain (and improve) their historic 112-year-old building that so many call home.
ABOUT THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS: The mission of The Center for the Arts is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing cultural and economic enrichment through the arts.
The Center for the Arts opened to the public on December 1, 1995 and was originally funded by the City of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. In 2008, The Center became a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and now depends on the generosity of the public for funding. Since opening, the Center for the Arts has been presenting theatrical productions, visual art exhibitions, music concerts, dance performances, and educational classes.