On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, PENCIL celebrated its 18th annual A Little Night of Music, presented in collaboration with Creative Artists Agency, at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry House. The event surpassed all expectations – the evening started with a happy hour where guests enjoyed food from local food trucks – The Loveless Cafe, The Grilled Cheeserie and Pie Town Tacos – and beverages from Yazoo Brewing Company and Lipman Brothers. Guests then joined us on-stage for an inspiring program and a special concert featuring Lady A and Jeverson.
Thanks to our supporters, it was a memorable and RECORD-BREAKING evening. In total, PENCIL raised $353,555+ which directly increases our ability to provide resources and support to MNPS students. Through the event, we were also able to raise more than $52,000 for PENCIL’s endowment, ensuring PENCIL’s work to support Metro Nashville Public Schools will continue forever.
We’re grateful to everyone who made the night possible:
As a pre-celebration to the fundraiser, patrons joined PENCIL at Ellington’s Restaurant in the Fairlane Hotel on Thursday, April 14 for our A Little Night Patron Party. The small reception included a private performance by Raul Malo, a multi-hyphenate artist and the lead singer of The Mavericks. Raul serenaded the crowd with his original music and a cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.”