Nashville, Tenn. – August 24, 2021 – Contemporary arts center OZ Arts Nashville today announced its popular fundraiser, Beyond Bourbon: A Benefit Bash, will happen on September 22, 2021 at OZ Arts. All proceeds support the organization’s mission to create innovative and accessible artistic opportunities for artists, audiences and students in Middle Tennessee.
Guests will enjoy a wide variety of high-end spirits, cocktails, wines and beers alongside delicious whole hog barbeque from local favorite Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint. Featured brands include Whistle Pig, Pinhook, Hillrock, Hotaling & Co., Standard Proof, Beam/Suntory, Castle & Key, Old Elk, Ranch Rider, OH Ingram Whiskey, Blackberry Farm Brewery and Buffalo Chip. Cigar tastings by Crowned Heads and premium CBD samples by Canvast Supply Co. will also be offered in the venue’s beautiful open-air lounge and patio area. A silent auction will open online two weeks prior to the event, and a live auction will take place during the festive evening.
In a nod to the facility’s history as a converted cigar warehouse, Beyond Bourbon is inspired by decades of exceptional consumer events featuring the founding Ozgener family’s original cigar brand, CAO. “After a year hiatus, we are excited to host a fall benefit that celebrates OZ’s history while furthering our ability to provide diverse arts programming and educational offerings to our community,” said Tim Ozgener, Co-Founder and President of OZ Arts Nashville. “We look forward to welcoming many of OZ’s supporters, patrons and friends back for this memorable evening.”
Beyond Bourbon is co-chaired by Mark Lombardi, business leader for US and Canada at GE Healthcare Financial Services, and Christie Wilson, CEO at The Wilson Group Real Estate Services. The presenting sponsor for this year’s event is UBS, and additional sponsors include Wilson Group, Providence Title, Action 24/7, Elevēo, Aon and Sheridan Road Charitable Foundation. Nfocus and the Nashville Scene have both joined as media sponsors, and brand partners include Best Brands, Cool Springs Wine & Spirits, Martins BBQ, Whiskey House Nashville, Strategic Hospitality, Crowned Heads and Canvast Supply Co.
Tickets for the fundraiser are $250 per person and can be purchased here. If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation or participate in the silent auction, please visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/mF0/.
OZ Arts is following public health and safety guidelines and will update recommendations for this event as necessary. To learn more about OZ’s upcoming season, please visit www.ozartsnashville.org.
About OZ Arts Nashville
Founded in 2013 by the Ozgener family, OZ Arts Nashville has quickly established itself as one of the Southeast's most influential and respected producers and presenters focused on the creation and presentation of significant performing and visual art works by diverse cultural visionaries who are making vital contributions to the evolution of contemporary culture. Through performances, exhibitions, and community events, OZ Arts focuses on producing and presenting the work of local and visiting artists who reflect our diverse society, utilize new artistic forms and technology in creative ways, and provide opportunities for meaningful engagement with audiences, students and cultural and civic leaders. OZ Arts' unique creative warehouse has developed a reputation as a major national and regional laboratory for experimentation and a home for contemporary dance and performance. More than 50,000 audience members have been introduced to adventurous artists from around the world since the organization opened, and hundreds of local and regional artists have used OZ’s 10,000 square-foot warehouse theater to develop new works. For more information, please visit ozartsnashville.org.