Party on the Moon to headline Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner!

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KINGSPORT ‚¬ The Nations Number One Party Band is coming back to Kingsport!

Party on the Moon will headline a night of great entertainment at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce 68th Annual Dinner.

Kingsports Social Event of the Year will take place Friday, February 6, 2015, at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center, Kingsport.

The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend.

Tickets are now available for purchase for Kingsport Chamber members.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, January 8, 2015.

Tickets are $110 and can be purchased at your Kingsport Chamber (400 Clinchfield Street, next to Food City in downtown Kingsport) or by calling (423) 392-8800.

Last years event was another record sellout and this years dinner is expected to be as well.‚  Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

As a special offer, this years Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner ticket will also be good as a complimentary ticket to any Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra concert during the 2015 season.

MeadowView will be offering a selection of wines available for purchase the night of the event. To pre-order, please call MeadowView at (423) 578-6618.

In addition, a special guest room rate of $94 is offered to Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner attendees who would like to spend the night at MeadowView.‚  Reservations can be made by calling MeadowView at (423) 578-6600.

Last year, more than 1,700 individuals attended the popular event, which remains the largest Chamber annual dinner in the nation.

Eastman serves as title sponsor and WJHL News Channel 11 as host sponsor. Holston Valley Medical Center is the entertainment sponsor, Eastman Credit Union serves as concert hall and stage sponsor, Appalachian Power is the program sponsor, East Tennessee State University serves as education sponsor, Wilson Worley is the associate sponsor and Food City is the printing sponsor.

The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner is absolutely one of the best events in our region every year, said Dan Cates, WJHL News Channel 11 president and general manager.‚  WJHL is very excited to return for our sixteenth consecutive year of hosting this enormously popular affair.‚  We are equally as delighted to announce that Party on the Moon will return as the featured entertainment.‚  We love Party on the Moon and we know they are very popular with our guests.

The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner continues to set itself apart each year as the cant miss event, said Andy Wampler, 2014 Kingsport Chamber Board of Directors chair and a shareholder with Wilson Worley.‚  I know we will have another record crowd as we celebrate a great year of continued growth and progress in our community.

In addition to the main entertainment, Wampler will turn the Kingsport Chamber gavel over to 2015 Kingsport Chamber Board of Directors chair Isaac Webb, district manager of Appalachian Power.‚  The Kingsport Chamber will also celebrate its numerous accomplishments achieved in 2014 and look ahead to 2015.

Just take a look around and its easy to see why Kingsport is the place so many are choosing to live and do business, Kingsport Chamber President & CEO Miles Burdine said.‚  There is so much happening in our community.‚  The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner makes for a great night to recognize and celebrate all that we have accomplished and all that we are going to accomplish in the coming months.

The Kingsport Chamber will also present its very prestigious Kingsport Chamber Lifetime Member Award, an accolade that honors an individual for a lifetime of outstanding service to the Kingsport community.

The business portion of the event only takes a few brief minutes as the night is dedicated to the outstanding entertainment.

Your Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner is the perfect night to spend with great friends and colleagues, wear your finest Red Carpet attire, enjoy a fantastic meal and delight in the outstanding entertainment, Cates added.‚  The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner is always unforgettable and this year promises to be the best yet!

We are always very excited about and so proud of our Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner, Burdine commented.‚  We are most grateful to the events 100-plus sponsors and their ongoing and tremendous support of their Kingsport Chamber and this our major fundraiser.‚  This great night would not be possible without their wonderful support and the great support of the 1,700 Kingsport Chamber members who attend every year.

The event has more than 100 corporate sponsors.‚  These include:

Title Sponsor: Eastman.

Host Sponsor: WJHL News Channel 11.

Entertainment Sponsor: Holston Valley Medical Center.

Concert Hall & Stage Sponsor: Eastman Credit Union.

Program Sponsor: Appalachian Power.

Education Sponsor: East Tennessee State University.

Associate Sponsor: Wilson Worley.

Printing Sponsor: Food City.

Media Sponsors: WJHL News Channel 11; Charter Media; Cumulus Tri-Cities; Daytime Tri-Cities; Kingsport Times-News; Times Digital Group; and VIPSeen Tri-Cities.

Red Carpet Sponsors: Daytime Tri-Cities and VIPSeen Tri-Cities.

Table Sign Sponsor: Express Signs.

Photography Sponsor: Mickey Baker Photography.

Hall of Fame Sponsors: WJHL News Channel 11; Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union; Appalachian Power; Brock; City of Kingsport; CSX Transportation; Cumberland Marketing; Domtar; Eastman; Eastman Credit Union; East Tennessee State University; Food City; Holston Medical Group; Holston Valley Medical Center; Impact Plastics; Indian Path Medical Center; Jacobs; MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center; Pals Sudden Service; Pepsi; and Wilson Worley.

Anniversary Sponsors: GRC; and Hargrove Engineers & Constructors.

Diamond Sponsors: Asbury Place; Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz; Bank of Tennessee; ETW Insurance; First Tennessee Bank; Hunter, Smith & Davis; KIA of Kingsport; Kingsport 925; Martin Dentistry; Northeast State Community College; Premier Pharmacy; Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing; Regions Bank; Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra; TEC Industrial; Thompson; Toyota/Lexus of Kingsport; Tri-Cities Center for Cosmetic Dentistry; University of Tennessee; and Workspace Interiors.

Platinum Sponsors: Charter Business; and J.A. Street & Associates.

Gold Sponsors: AT&T; Charter Media; Citizens Bank; Home Instead; Lincoln Memorial University; Marsh Regional Blood Center; Price & Ramey; Republic Services; Rodefer Moss & Company; and St. Dominic Catholic School.

Silver Sponsors: Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon; Blackburn, Childers & Steagall; Bristol Motor Speedway; Cherry Bekaert; Dent K. Burk Associates; Emory & Henry College; First Bank & Trust Company; First Kingsport Credit Union; Healthcare Trust of America; HomeTrust Bank; NETWORKS; Oak Hill Funeral & Cremation Services; Tele-Optics; Town & Country Realty; TriSummit Bank; Urology Associates of Kingsport; and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.

Bronze Sponsors: Appville 101; Burger King; Burk Consulting; East Coast Wings & Grill; Elite Manufacturing & Professional Services; Express Signs; First Assist Urgent Care/Mountain States Medical Group; Frontier Health; Integrity Capital Management; Longhorn Steakhouse; Kingsport Farmers Market; King University; KOSBE; Mattern & Craig; Milligan College; and Powell Valley National Bank.

PARTY ON THE MOON

Theyve played for President Barack Obamas Inaugural‚¬¦Theyve played for Eli Mannings Wedding‚¬¦Theyve played for Donald Trumps New Years Eve Party for the past five years‚¬¦ ‚¬¦and now the Number One Party Band in the Nation is back again to play for your Kingsport Chamber 68th Annual Dinner!

Voted the Nations Number One Corporate and Private Party Band, Party on the Moon custom tailors music, choreography, state-of-the-art production and entertainment to spectacular specifications.‚  Based in Atlanta, the award-winning band performs 70s, 80s, 90s, current dance, pop, rock, classic rock, disco, funk, swing, R&B, Motown and new country music.

Party on the Moon performs world-wide for millionaires, celebrities, global company CEOs, top sales executives, discerning brides and national and local philanthropists ‚¬ even at the Inaugural Ball!‚  But no matter who their clients are, Party on the Moons goal is always the same: create the perfect party.‚  The band always performs to create fun, memorable event experiences.‚  The musicians are world-class, the gorgeous female vocalists top-notch, and the lighting, choreography and sound state-of-the-art.‚  So, if you want to launch a party that will simply be OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD … book PARTY ON THE MOON!

The bands non-stop, high-energy performances always leave audiences craving for more.‚  Party on the Moon was such a huge hit that Donald Trump requested the band return again for the fifth consecutive year to perform a five-hour show at his personal New Years Eve party at Mar-A-Lago.‚  The band (Party on the Moon) is spectacular, Trump said.‚  This is the best New Years Eve we have ever had at Mar-A-Lago.

The HalfMoon TRIO features Mark, Big Papa and Tyrone, (drums, piano and bass), with a repertoire spanning almost every genre of music.

The Higher Power Choir, voices of inspirational pop, features world-class vocals and a wide-ranging musical repertoire.

With more than 300 album and CD credits collectively, the four-piece FullMoon HORNS are well rehearsed, disciplined and play the arrangements you remember.‚  Their long list of outstanding recording credits include Peabo Bryson, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack, Natalie Cole and Francine Reed as well as tours and performances with Sly & the Family Stone, Alicia Bridges and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.

Party on the Moon has performed with Journey, Prince, James Brown, Huey Lewis, Three Dog Night, The OJays, Peabo Bryson, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Temptations and Bob Seger.

Party on the Moon was founded by musician and entertainer Dennis Smith, who still serves as the bands music director.‚  Smith has been featured in American Entertainment magazine.

For more information on Party on the Moon, go to PartyontheMoon.com.

KINGSPORT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit business organization composed of nearly 1,000 members.‚  The Kingsport Chambers mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area.

Programs of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce include:‚  Communications & Development; Education & Workforce Development; Downtown Concert Series; Fun Fest; Government Relations; Keep Kingsport Beautiful; Kingsport ChamberZone; Kingsport Convention & Visitors Bureau (KCVB); Kingsport Leadership Programs (ENCORE, Leadership Kingsport and S.H.O.U.T.!‚®); Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Membership; Move to Kingsport; Santa Train; and Tennessee/Virginia Scholars.

For more information on the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, go to KingsportChamber.org or call (423) 392-8800.‚  Were social too; follow us on our Facebook page, Your Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce, and on our Twitter account, @kptchamber.