Bravo Banquet

Bravo! The Tennessee Arts Academy Awards Banquet and Performance


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On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., participants will gather for the Academy Bravo Awards Banquet and Performance in the Curb Event Center Arena. This night is designed to honor and reward the hard work and artistic talents of all of the Academy participants. The banquet will include an elegant full-course dinner. Music will be provided by Jeff Lisenby on piano. To begin the evening, the Arts Leadership Award of Excellence will be presented to Belmont University, in recognition of their strong support of and belief in the arts and for their 30-year partnership with the Tennessee Arts Academy. After dinner, the Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Audrey Flack for her talent and achievements as a groundbreaking photorealist painter and sculptor and to the celebrated composer, lyricist, performer, producer, and writer Andrew Lippa, in recognition of his extraordinary talents and artistry. The evening will conclude with a special performance featuring Broadway musical theatre star Stephanie J. Block, accompanied by her music director and pianist Ben Cohn and cellist Paul Nelson.



The Bravo! Banquet is generously sponsored by a gift from Belmont University.

The appearance of Stephanie J. Block and Ben Cohn is made possible by a generous gift from Pat and Thane Smith.