NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 7, 2021) – On Thursday, April 29, business and community leaders from across Nashville will once-again gather safely at the Grand Ole Opry House to celebrate A Little Night of Music, PENCIL’s annual fundraising event. PENCIL is delighted to announce that Drew Holcomb will be this year’s headline entertainment.

Drawing influence from Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, Drew Holcomb has found his place in today’s landscape of singer/songwriter Americana. He and his band have developed their sound through extensive touring, performing alongside Amos Lee, Willie Nelson, John Hiatt, Needtobreathe, Don Henley, and more.

“We are beyond excited to return to the Grand Ole Opry House to celebrate PENCIL’s 17th Annual A Little Night of Music,” said Angie Adams, PENCIL’s President & CEO. “Thanks to our friends at Creative Artists Agency and Ryman Hospitality Properties, we will welcome to the stage Drew Holcomb to commemorate this truly special occasion that continues to make a huge impact on the students of Nashville’s public schools.”

A Little Night of Music is a collaboration with Creative Artists Agency that merges support for public education with great music. Over the last 16 years, this unique evening has raised more than $1.9 million for PENCIL and the programming that supports Metro Nashville Public School students.

Creative Artists Agency, Ryman Hospitality Properties and Dollar General are proud to present this premier event that reflects the roots of the world’s music capital.

Tickets to this unforgettable evening and exclusive socially-distanced event are available until Wednesday, April 21 at 12PM.

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About PENCIL Founded in 1982, PENCIL ( links community resources to Metro Nashville Public Schools to help young people achieve academic success and prepare for life. PENCIL’s work is guided by the needs of MNPS, is student-centric, and is achieved through partnerships and tangible engagements. PENCIL envisions a world where access and opportunities are equitable for all students to have a successful future