Phil Vassar to Headline Make-A-Wish Gala

Phil Vassar

Country singer-songwriter and Franklin resident Phil Vassar will headline Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee’s seventh annual Stars for Wishes gala. Cast members from Studio Tenn’s production of Beauty and the Beast will perform excerpts from the show. The fundraiser, emceed by local wish kids, will take place on Saturday, January 19, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.  The evening will include a menu created by Chef Tony Galzin, of Nicky’s Coal Fired. The event begins with a cocktail reception at 6:00 PM.

“We see every day that wishes have a life-affirming, life-changing impact on wish kids and their families. And, right now, more than 150 local children with critical illnesses are waiting for their own life-changing wishes,” said Beth Torres, President, and CEO of Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee. “Wishes give children renewed energy and strength and bring families closer together. That is why the support of Phil Vassar, Studio Tenn, Chef Galzin and our presenting sponsor, Crowe, is so important and meaningful. We are grateful for their time, talents and contributions. We cannot wait for Stars for Wishes 2019.”

Stars for Wishes sponsorship information is available here. Tickets are on sale now.

Stars for Wishes 2019 is generously presented by Crowe. Additional support provided by Thomas and Amanda Beck, Experient, Flight Solutions, HCA TriStar, Hemphill Brothers Coach Company, Jeff Lynch of Summit Financial, Prevost and RPR Insurance.

About Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee: 

Together with its community of support, Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee grants wishes in 38 counties and has granted nearly 1,700 wishes since its founding in 2000. Nationally, Make-A-Wish grants a wish every 34 minutes and has granted more than 300,000 wishes in the United States since its inception in 1980.  For more information about Make-A-Wish Middle Tennessee, visit