The second annual Goldenrod Gala — a “night out for nature” and an important fundraiser for the Friends of South Cumberland State Park — will be going underground on Saturday, Oct. 6, at The Caverns, about 10 minutes north of Monteagle. This year’s Gala will feature the music and stagecraft of the Grammy-nominated WannaBeatles, with the artisan-style buffet dinner crafted by Ivy Wild Catering. This year’s Gala takes place in the dramatic new performance hall at The Caverns, which is also the new home of the popular PBS television series “Bluegrass Underground.” This year’s Gala will also feature a silent version of the very popular Adventure Auction, offering unique, off trail nature expeditions led by expert guides.
Ivy Wild Catering, based in Sewanee, has been selected to provide an artisan-style buffet dinner for the Goldenrod Gala. Although Ivy Wild’s restaurant operation has recently changed direction, the catering service continues its eight-year tradition of providing unique and delectable dishes, with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients.
The WannaBeatles have created an amazing musical tribute experience that combines great Beatles classics with hilarious on stage antics, audience involvement and award winning entertainment. The WannaBeatles use their multi-instrumental skills to recreate all eras of the Beatles song catalogue. They have appeared with such renowned artists as Wynonna Judd, Phil Keaggy, and Jonny Lang. Their upbeat performances at The Tennessee Performing Arts Center, The Music City Bowl, and Georgia’s New Year‘s Eve Peach Drop earned them enthusiastic reviews and standing ovations.
Proceeds from the Goldenrod Gala support a wide range of Friends’ initiatives on behalf of South Cumberland State Park. A limited number of tables and individual seats are still available, and may be reserved online at www.GoldenrodGala.org
. Reservations are required by Sept. 20. The Friends are also seeking business sponsors and donors to sign-on in support of the Goldenrod Gala and its mission for the Park. Contact the Friends for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.