Nashville CARES Hosts Avant Garde Masquerade

Monday, January 27, 2014

Nashville, TN – On Saturday, February 8th from 7pm to 11pm, Nashville CARES will host Avant Garde Masquerade.  Presenting sponsor Nashville Pharmacy Services and Event Chairs Wes Davis, Connie Ford, Bradley Pinson and Susan Torregrossa, invite you to their masquerade for an evening of song, dance, revelery, food, art and dramatic vignettes. Costumes are optional, but costume masks are obligatory.


Guests will enjoy delicious creations by “The Chef and I” in old world style and an open bar. Musical and dance performances will occur throughout the evening and DJ Ron will keep guests moving on the dancefloor.


A silent auction will open at 7 p.m., a brief awards presentation begins at 8 p.m. and a live auction follows, featuring a $2,500 Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams shopping spree and a Taylor Electric Guitar autographed at the 48th ACM Awards by over 20 artists including Garth Brooks and Sheryl Crow.


The J. Thomas Powell Award will be awarded to Iris Buhl, a long time supporter of Nashville CARES and an HIV/AIDS advocate in the Nashville community.  The Corporate Partner Award will be awarded to Tribe/Play/Suzy Wong’s House of Yum.


Stacy McCloud will serve as the emcee for the evening. Most recently Stacy was the entertainment reporter in Nashville for Fox until her recent move to national exposure as the co-host of GAC Headline Country.


Additional sponsors include: Revelery Sponsor- Embassy Dental; Silent Auction Sponsor- Fifth Third Bank; and Photo Booth Sponsor- Fridrich, Pinson & Rothberg Insurance Agency. 100% of proceeds will benefit Nashville CARES and the fight against HIV/AIDS.


In its 3rd year, Avant Garde has become one of Nashville’s most exclusive events.  The last Avant Garde was recognized by NFocus Magazine as “Best Revamped Party” and “Best Hors D’oeuvres.”


For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit


About Nashville CARES:

Nashville CARES offers services annually to more than 60,000 Middle Tennesseans infected and affected by HIV/AIDS including: HIV prevention education to over 44,000 youth and adults, 13,000 FREE confidential HIV tests, and support services to 2,500 men, women and children living with the disease. For information about Nashville CARES, visit and “like” us on Facebook at


Contact:  M. Patrick Hamilton
(615) 259-4866