By Andrea Carter
Thursday, March 10
Songwriter’s Night – $100, includes food and drink
JW Marriott Desert Springs • Doors Open: 5:30 p.m. – Show: 7:00 p.m.
Nashville songwriters tell the stories behind the stories of country’s greatest hits, featuring:
Liz Rose Co-wrote a number of hits with Taylor Swift as well as the 2016 Song of the Year, “Girl Crush.”
Leslie Winn Satcher – Co-wrote several singles for such artists as George Strait, Martina McBride and Vince Gill.
Tim Nichols – Penned Tim McGraw’s iconic #1 hit, “Live Like You Were Dying” and Jo Dee Messina’s “Heads Carolina, Tails California.”
Bob DiPierro – Wrote “American Made” performed by the Oak Ridge Boys and “Southern Voice” performed by Tim McGraw.
Kelley Lovelace – Wrote the smash hit “All-American Girl” performed by Carrie Underwood as well as huge Brad Paisley hits like “Ticks,” “I’m Still a Guy” and “Camouflage.” The event will be Event Host: HLN morning news anchor, Robin Meade.
Friday, March 11
The Rush (BMW Racing) – $399, includes lunch (Normally $500; all proceeds go to St. Jude)
BMW Performance Center in Thermal • 12:00-4:00 p.m.
BMW racing (timed autocross, drag racing, lead/follow lapping, performance driving). Celebrities will race, as well. Available for up to 100 participants.
Friday, March 11
The Jam – $150 in advance; $200 at the door (if available)
JW Marriott Desert Springs • 8:00 p.m.
Featuring: A 4+ hour rock-and-roll variety show. Scheduled to perform are Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Alice Cooper, Don Felder (The Eagles), Robbie Krieger (The Doors), Steve Cropper (Blues Brothers/Booker T & the MG’s), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Danny Seraphine (Chicago), and Alex Lifeson (Rush). Other legends on the line-up include Kim Carnes, Skunk Baxter and Tom Johnston (The Doobie Brothers), Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), John Elefante (former lead singer of Kansas), Wally Palmer (Romantics), Tommy Thayer (KISS), Phil Solem (The Rembrandts), Robin Wilson and Jesse Valenzuela (Gin Blossoms), Dave Brock (The Doors) and Robin Meade (Headline News anchor, “Morning Express with Robin Meade”).
Saturday, March 12
The Soiree – $250 (includes dinner and drinks)
JW Marriott Desert Springs • 5:30 p.m.
A night of celebrating St. Jude with live and silent auctions, red carpet appearances by many of the celebrities involved with the tournament, as well as a dinner and dancing to music by the band, Sixwire & Friends, the featured band on the television show, Nashville. Surprise celebrity guests performing with Sixwire.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit thewarburton.com.