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Wednesday, July 12 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Makeready L&L Innovator Dinner Series

Join us in Makeready L&L as we spotlight local innovators for a night of engaging conversations and delightful dishes. On select dates this year, we invite you to come to gather as a community to share a meal as our featured speakers will educate guests and raise awareness bringing together a curious group of individuals for an unforgettable evening.

This ticketed event includes a selection of Makeready L&L dishes and two complimentary cocktails. A cash bar will be available for additional beverages.



April 26 | Economic Development and how artists can come together to make a difference and build impactful communities
Featuring Jamie Kent, Singer/Songwriter/Advocate

About Jamie Kent, a modern-day Renaissance man
He’s toured with rock legend Huey Lewis, opened for country legend Reba McEntire, and scored a Top 20 album on the Billboard Country charts. He’s also an entrepreneur known throughout the music world for his own industrious partnerships and for facilitating authentic synergy between brands and musicians. His “boundless energy” has been his driving force since childhood, but he credits his wife Bonnie with keeping him grounded in the midst of it all.

Additional guest speakers include:

  • Mike Kopp, Artist manager and former TN Deputy Commissioner, Economic & Community Development
  • Jill Palm, Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville
  • Jeff Syracuse, Metro Nashville City Council Member and Music Industry Executive




July 12 | Creating a platform for Tennessee & Independent Filmmakers
Featuring Jason Padgitt, Executive Director, and Lauren Ponto, Director of Programming, of the Nashville Film Festival



September 13 | Historic Preservation and Creative Reuse of Programming
Featuring Nick Dryden, Principal Architect


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