Barefoot Republic’s annual fall banquet is the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Funds from the event support Barefoot’s operational expenses, capital improvements and hundreds of families in middle-Tennessee and beyond through our “Counting the Kids” scholarship fund. Our scholarship fund ensures that ALL youth may be provided with meaningful and impactful camp experiences. Each year, we need your help to make this evening one of our most memorable and successful.
This year our banquet will be on Thursday, October 27th at 6pm at the Embassy Suites Cool Springs. Guests will enjoy an evening of performances by well-known singer-songwriters, including:
- Casey Beathard – is Grammy nominated and a 2 time recipient of the BMI Songwriter of the Year award. He has written countless hits for such stars as George Strait with “The Breath You Take”, “How Bout Them Cowgirls,” Darius Rucker with “Come Back Song,” Eric Church’s “Homeboy,” Kenny Chesney’s “I Will Stand,” “No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problems.” Also, his songs have been recorded by Tracy Byrd, Gary Allen, Tracy Lawrence, Billy Currington, Josh Thompson, and Trace Adkins
- Luke Laird – has written multiple #1 hit songs for country stars such as Carrie Underwood with “Temporary Home,” “So Small,” “Last Name,” “Undo It” and “Mama’s Song.” He also hit the charts with “A Little Bit Stronger” by“Hillbilly Bone” by Blake Shelton. His songs have been recorded by Tim McGraw, Amy Grant, Charlotte Church, Clay Walker, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, Lee Ann Womack, Katharine McPhee and Little Big Town.
- Phil O’Donnell – is an award winning songwriter of such mega hits as Montgomery Gentry’s “Back When I Knew It All,” Craig Morgan’s “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” Clay Walker’s “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” and “‘Fore She Was Mama” and “Sounds Like Life to Me” with Darryl Worley. He co-wrote with Casey Beathard the soon to be released “Clear Day” by American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. Also, his songs have been recorded by Blain Larson, Mark Chestnut, Tracy Byrd, Travis Tritt, and Gretchen Wilson.
Would you or your business be interested in sponsoring our banquet? We have sponsorship opportunities ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, with increasing benefits to sponsors. All sponsors will receive great visibility at the banquet and throughout the year. Historically, this event has averaged over 350 guests, and in 2010 we had over 500 in attendance! Download our sponsorship packet for more information.