The Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University announces the return of the Vince Gill Celebrity Basketball Game & Concert on March 22, 2004. Last held in 2000, the event find its home in the new, state-of-the-art Curb Event Center, completed in September, 2003. For one evening, Country music artists gather to face off for a riveting game of basketball (realizing why they need not quit their day jobs) and settle down at the end for an intimate acoustic concert for the fans. During the game a silent auction will also be held, featuring items donated by various artists.
Confirmed artists for this event include Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Trick Pony, Cledus T. Judd, Jimmy Wayne, Pinmonkey, Ray Benson from Asleep at the Wheel and Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown.
Past participants in the Vince Gill Celebrity Event include: Faith Hill, Deana Carter, Chalee Tennison, Jo Dee Messina, Terri Clark, Lee Ann Womack, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Mark Wills, Bryan White, the members of Diamond Rio, Phil Vassar, Kenny Chesney, Steve Wariner, Steve Azar and The Wilkinsons.
This event, in its 12th year, helps provide scholarships for deserving students and is sponsored by the Belmont Athletics Department and the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the game beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the acoustic concert shortly following.
Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com, calling the Belmont Box Office at 615-460-8500, or visiting any Ticketmaster location.