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Monday, March 29, 2010

DANCING for Safe Haven Family Shelter

Safe Haven Family Shelter Celebrates 25 Years with Inaugural Event

On April 9th, 2010, Safe Haven Family Shelter will host the inaugural Dancing for Safe Haven Family Shelter event. The garnered funds will provide shelter and transitional services to homeless families with children; empowering them to achieve lasting self-sufficiency. During the program, a special presentation will honor Chairman and CEO of Southwestern/Great American Inc., Henry Bedford.

Acclaimed musician, producer and former host of TV's Prime Time Country, Gary Chapman and Ericka Dunlap, Miss America 2004, will serve as emcees joined by a cast of judges. Local stars will be paired with professional dancers and the couples will dazzle the community with their dancing talents. Safe Haven Family Shelter partnered with Studio 1406 in East Nashville to serve as the dance studio hosting the rehearsals. Following dinner and program, a late party will be offered featuring snacks, drinks and an open dance floor.

Local Stars

•Jim Shulman-Deputy Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health & Board President of SHFS
•Danielle Peck-Country Artist and SHFS Celebrity Spokesperson
•Heather Byrd-Entertainment Journalist
•Mark Volman-Founding Member of The Turtles
•Kelly Sutton-Host of Tennessee Mornings on Fox 17 WZTV
•Cowboy Jack Clement-Legendary Record Producer and Songwriter
•Manuel-Rhinestone Rembrandt and Fashion Designer
•Ted Welch-Republican Fundraiser, Commercial Real Estate Developer, Magazine Owner

Tickets to the dinner and program cost is $125 per person. To register for the dinner and program, click here. In the "type of gift" field, please specify "Dancing for Safe Haven--Dinner."

Late Party is $50 per person. To register for the late party, click here. In the "type of gift" field, please specify "Dancing for Safe Haven--Late Party."

For more information about Dancing for Safe Haven Family Shelter or to purchase tickets, contact Trey Lipman at

To make a contribution to the event, click here.

Vote for your favorite dancer. Click here to help them win the Online Favorite award!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Click link BELOW to buy tickets!!

Please make sure that your PayPal shipping address is correct because this is the address we will be mailing your tickets! If you have any questions, please e-mail

Line up!!

We are beyond THRILLED to release the lineup for Manuel's birthday/benefit! Please click the links to visit the artist's webpage. Ticket sales will hopefully be up and running by the end of the week - sorry for the delay!

Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives
Micki Free & Friends
Benita Hill
LoCash Cowboys
Paul Burch
Danny Salazar

Leroy Powell & The Messengers
Mickie James
Kentucky Thunderbirds
Sweethearts of the Rodeo
Jeffrey Steele and Friends
Frank Ortega
James Wesley
Suzette Renee & the Neon Angels

Tullie Brae
Keith Gattis
Phil Hummer and the White Falcons
Danielle Reed
Eric Lee Beddingfield

Stephanie Ryman & Briana Kidwell
Nicole Johnson with Johnny Garcia
Clint Clymer & the Outlaw Gypsies
Chris Nathan

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friends of Manuel, Inc. / Sponsorship Opportunities

Manuel has established a non-profit organization, Friends of Manuel Inc., in order to fulfill his dream - a design institute in Nashville, Tennesee. In Manuel's words exactly:

"As you may know, with the help of many friends and family, I have started a non-profit organization, Friends of Manuel. The purpose of this group is to raise funds for my dream, a fashion institute that will be located here in Nashville. The Friends of Manuel will financially support the school for the enrichment of the arts in the design and textiles industry. College seniors from across the world will be able to apply for these intensive internships where they will learn techniques that will be taught exclusively. I count on these students to preserve and carry on my legacy."

Manuel's annual birthday party, which attracts nearly 1,500 of the "who's who" in the entertainment industry from across the country, will be an all-day and into the night event. This year, the main stage will feature Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, John Carter Cash, Micki Free, and many more. The proceeds from $50 admission fee benefit Friends of Manuel, Inc. Food, spirts, and entertainment will be available all day and into the night.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
1) $5000 Sponsorship includes (there is 1 available): - TAKEN
-main ad in pamphlet to be distributed at party
-included in all press (including radio, Twitter, Facebook,
e-mail blasts, press releases, etc.)
-main banner on stage
-logo on all printed material (such as cups that are distributed at party)
-private dinner at Manuel's house for 8 (date t.b.d.)
-8 tickets to party
-tent provided for company/product
-overnight accommodations for 4 at Manuel's house
night of party

(2) $2500 Sponsorship includes (there is 2 available):
-1/2 page ad in pamphlet to be distributed at party
-included in all press (including radio, Twitter, Facebook, e-mail blasts, press releases, etc.
-6 tickets to party
-tent provided for company/product
The ticket sponsorship is $650.00. Dining sponsors will provide food and food service for 300 people. A 10x10 tent, serving table, and three chairs will be provided. Bar sponsors will provide liquor and mixed drinks, and/or wine and beer, and bar service. Each bar sponsor will be provided a 10x10 tent, a serving table, and three chairs. Dining and bar sponsors will be able to display their banner at theirs service locations and will be included on handbills, flyers, and posters. Please e-mail for further details.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Manuel's Birthday Party, Sat. April 24th

Friends of Manuel, Inc. is Manuel's non-for-profit organization established to fulfill his dream, a design institute in Nashville. This year the annual birthday party will not only be a celebration of friends and family, but a benefit for F.O.M. At Manuel's home in College Grove, Tennessee. On Saturday, April 24th, Marty Stuart & his Fabulous Superlatives will headline this great outdoor event, along with many more (official line-up to be released soon)! Our tickets are $50 and there will be food, drinks, and entertainment late into the night. They will be available for purchase via PayPal in the next few weeks. Please stay posted on party news via Twitter and Facebook. We ask that you please do not call the shop for questions regarding the party!

There are sponsorship opportunities available! Please see latest blog or e-mail for more details. Deadline is approaching quickly!

If you are unable to attend but would like to donate to the cause, please click the "donate" button below to contribute via PayPal.