All Proceeds from Ticket Sales Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank
(Nashville, Tennessee...) -- October 19, 2010 -- Music fans have another reason to spend Sunday, October 24, 2010 at The Woods at Fontanel enjoying the music of Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson and special guest John Rich presented by Logan's Roadhouse. All Regular Reserved and General Admission tickets are buy one, get one free. A limited number of VIP Reserved seats are still available. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m., and proceeds from all ticket sales benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
The limited $99.95 VIP Reserved Seats include premium seating, a pre-concert reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Studio Gallery at Fontanel with full bar & biscuit bar, as well as artist appearances and reserved parking. Buy one, get one free regular reserved tickets are $49.95, and general admission is $25.00 per person. Tickets are currently on sale throughwww.TicketMaster.com and www.FontanelMansion.com.
Unlike anything in Nashville, The Woods at Fontanel is Nashville's newest outdoor music venue surrounded by the woods of the Fontanel Mansion property. The new venue, located just 15 minutes from downtown Nashville, showcases major artists in an intimate format unlike anything else in Middle Tennessee. Patrons are free to bring their own blankets, small umbrellas and lawn chairs, and chairs will also be available to rent. Cameras are allowed, but no professional recording equipment is permitted. No outside food, drink or coolers are permitted. Dogs are not allowed except for service dogs.
The concert wraps up the inaugural month-long "Fontanel Fall Festival" on the grounds of the Fontanel Mansion and Farm. The free community gathering runs through Saturday, October 23rd and features a pumpkin patch, activities for the whole family and a variety of local vendors. In addition to many free activities, guests are also invited to participate in fee-based activities such as carving and decorating pumpkins and gourds, dipping caramel apples and carriage rides. Receptacles will be on-site each weekend to collect items for Second Harvest.
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About Logan's Roadhouse:Logan's Roadhouse®, Inc., headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, currently owns and operates over 180 company-operated and 26 franchised Logan's Roadhouse restaurants in 23 states and growing. Logan's opened its first location in Lexington, KY in 1991. More information about Logan's Roadhouse can be found at www.logansroadhouse.com.
About the Fontanel Mansion & Farm
The Fontanel Mansion, a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame® member Barbara Mandrell, opened to the public on June 7, 2010. Located less than 15 minutes from downtown Nashville, The Mansion at Fontanel boasts three stories, over 20 rooms, thirteen bathrooms, five fireplaces, two kitchens, indoor pool and even an indoor shooting range on 136 acres of pristine land. An exclusive spot for the stars, the home and grounds have been the setting for numerous photo and video shoots, CMT's top-rated "Gone Country" show and more. Nashville's only country music mansion tour, the Mansion at Fontanel will give visitors a sneak peek into the lives of country music greats by providing a truly interactive experience!
A ticket to tour the Mansion at Fontanel is like a ticket to the inside life of Nashville's most famous export. Once the family home of country music legend Barbara Mandrell, the first artist to be named CMA Entertainer of the Year in consecutive years, the Mansion at Fontanel has been filled to the brim with photos, memorabilia and personal items from the period when the Mandrell family lived there. Additionally, the personal collections of current owners Dale Morris and Marc Oswald are featured which include one of a kind items, personal photos, and keepsakes of the artists they currently manage, including Alabama, Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson and many others. But make no mistake, this is not amuseum. At Fontanel, visitors get to do more than just look, guests are welcome to touch, see, feel and relax in this magnificent home.
Folks can learn about the process of building this log home, mere minutes from downtown Nashville, yet lifetimes away from the average home. Visitors can also learn about the land and how the Mandrell family started a legacy of sustainability that survives today.
A tour of the Mansion is guided in small groups room by room, with amazing sights and special stories around every corner. Tour guides escort guests from the moment they walk into the front door through the entire home starting in the great room and ending in the glorious sunlit pool atrium. There, guests can grab refreshments, stay and relax as long as they wish, discussing the experience of Fontanel with experts and fellow visitors. Tours are available Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tickets are $19 for adults, $16 for seniors, $9 for youths and kids 6 and under are FREE.
There are many other exciting facets for visitors to Fontanel in addition to the "country music mansion tour." Guests who want to enjoy nature can hike or mountain bike The Trails at Fontanel. With over 136 acres of pristine land that the mansion resides on, the Trails at Fontanel provide a FREE system of trails for both locals and visitors. Guests can access over two miles of trails during daylight hours. The trails are open Tuesday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. until dark.
After touring the mansion and hiking the trails, guests who have worked up an appetite can dine at The Farm House Restaurant at Fontanel. With over 140 seats, the Farm House showcases a "farm to fork" menu with items that feature local produce, dairy and meats delivered from area farms and sustainable sources. Offering southern-style comfort food with a fun creative twist, the Farm House has an on-site organic teaching garden and houses photos of the farmers and families that produce the food for the restaurant. The Farm House serves breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week. Hours of operation are Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. -- 9:00 p.m. Local arts and crafts are available in the Fontanel Stone House Gift Shop as well.
The property is managed by Fontanel Attractions, made up of entertainment entrepreneurs Dale Morris and Marc Oswald, world-class developer, Alex Marks and Tom Morales, owner of TomKats, Inc., as the operating partner. TomKats' experience ensures Fontanel Mansion's role as a cherished community asset in the heartbeat of Music City. For more information visit www.fontanelmansion.com.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TennesseeSecond Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee feeds hungry people and works to solve hunger issues in the communities it serves. The Food Bank, which is part of the Feeding America network, distributes food and other products to approximately 400 community food partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, child care facilities, senior centers and youth enrichment programs. For more information about how you can fight hunger and feed hope in your community, visitwww.secondharvestmdtn.org.
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