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Lyrics for Life: An Evening of Making Music Matter

Sister Hazel

With special guest Ezra Ray Hart
Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Reserved Seating
Gala Tickets (Orchestra A-N): $200
Concert Tickets (Mezzanine & Balcony): $65
*Please note: Dates, times, and venues subject to change.

Event Schedule:

Sponsor Pre-Party @ 6:00pm-7:00 pm

Doors Open: 7:00-8:00 pm

Concert @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

After Party @ 10:30-11:30 pm


Ticket Details:

Concert Ticket Holders:

Concert Ticket Holders will have reserved seating in the Balcony and Mezzanine. Guests

will have access to a Cash Bar serving Beer, Wine and a Signature Cocktail. The Cash Bar

will begin one hour prior to the show and will be available throughout the show. Guest entry

will be through the East Staircase to the Phillips Center. Doors open for Concert Ticket Holders at

7:00pm.

Tickets are $65 each


Gala Ticket Holders:

Gala Ticket Holders will have reserved seating on the main floor. Gala Ticket holders will

have access to the pre-party with a fully hosted bar and Hors d’oeuvres catered by

BlueWater Bay. Gala Ticket holders will also have access to the “After Party” with a hosted

bar, dancing, and desserts. Guest entry will be through the main entrance to the Phillips Center.

Doors open for the Gala Ticket Holders at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $200 each


Sponsorship Opportunities:

Sponsors and their guests will have prime reserved seating on the main floor. Ticket

holders will have access to the VIP pre-party with hosted cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

catered by BlueWater Bay. Sponsors and their guests will also have access to the “After

Party” with a hosted bar, dancing, and desserts. Doors open for Sponsors and their guests

at 6:00pm. Entry will be through the main entrance to the Phillips Center.

Please contact jdaveneal@gmail.com for sponsorship opportunities.


“Lyrics For Life” was founded by Sister Hazel front man Ken Block in memory of his

younger brother Jeffrey, who ultimately lost his four-year battle with Cancer when he was

only 18 years old.

The charity unites musicians and celebrities for concert events, auctions and other

fundraising efforts. The monies raised are donated to groups that are working to find a cure

as well as those aiming to enrich the lives of patients and their families. From research to

summer camps and family support groups, we are surrounding this disease and conquering

it from every angle.

Artists participate in many ways, most often by donating handwritten lyrics to one of their

songs on anything from a simple sheet of paper, to a surfboard to any kind of unique item.

We then frame or mount it beautifully and offer it for sale in one of our Lyrics For Life

auctions.

Our team of musicians, volunteers, sponsors and supporters are proud to set our goals for

the future high. We accept the challenge of finding new ways to raise money, awareness

and sensitivity, to help make each day a little brighter until there is a cure.

Sip Cocktails, browse a star-studded silent auction, and enjoy delicious cuisine before enjoying

an exclusive intimate concert by Sister Hazel and guest artists, Ezra Ray Hart.


Sister Hazel:

Originating from Gainesville, FL, Sister Hazel is comprised of five gifted, seasoned

musicians whose well-spring of natural talent has been called “one of the Top 100 Most

Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years” by Performing Songwriter

Magazine. Song “All for You” topped the adult alternative charts during the summer of 1997

and the success propelled their album to platinum status.

In their first showing on the country music charts they made a strong debut with “Lighter In

The Dark” at #4 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #6 on Billboard’s Independent

Albums chart, #30 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart.

The band landed on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart again in 2018 and 2019 with

Volumes I, II, III, and IV of a clever EP compilation series titled “Elements.” In February

2018, “Water,” landed on the Billboard Country Albums chart at #9 and at #2 on Billboard’s

Independent Albums chart along with making their debut on the most revered stage in

country music, the Grand Ole Opry. In September of 2018, “Wind” landed at #1 on iTunes

country page and #11 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart. In February 2019, Vol. III

“Fire” landed at #5 on Billboard’s Independent Albums chart and #46 Billboard’s Top

Country Albums Chart. The collectible compilation series ended with “Earth” which again

landed at on the charts at #15 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Album chart.

Living up to their fan-centered reputation, the band hosts annual events like “Hazelnut

Hang,” that focuses on fan involvement and was a pioneer in themed cruise experiences by

co-founding “The Rock Boat,” a cruise featuring nonstop opportunities for fan/artist

interaction. Sister Hazel has been equally attentive to connecting with their audience

through social media. They have since made their Grand Ole Opry debut and shared the

stages with country music superstars at The CMA Festival, Tortuga Music Festival, among

others. In addition to the events and touring, the band also gives back with “Lyrics For Life.”

Founded by singer Ken Block and the Band, the charity unites musicians and celebrities for

concerts and auctions to benefit cancer research and patient-care charities.

Special Guest, Ezra Ray Hart:

The Supergroup Ezra Ray Hart features Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, Kevin Griffin of Better

Than Ezra, and Emerson Hart of Tonic. Together, the members of Ezra Ray Hart have sold

over 20 million albums in the US and have 18 top ten hit singles on the US charts, including

five number one hits. With all of this talent together on stage, this supergroup is a

triple-threat crowd favorite that delivers hit after hit.

Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray

Mark McGrath is an ever-present pop culture personality known for a string of top 10 hits

and several multi-platinum albums as the lead singer and songwriter for Sugar Ray. With his

first hit single “Fly” Mark McGrath set the stage with new sounds that pop rock audiences

had never heard before. He went on to land hit singles “When It’s Over,” “Someday,” and

another number one smash hit with “Every Morning.”


Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra

Known as the lead singer and guitarist for alternative rock band Better Than Ezra, Kevin

Griffin has released 8 studio albums including platinum album, Deluxe. With his number one

hit “Good” and top 10 hits including “A Lifetime” and “Juicy,” Griffin brings an energy like no

other with his unfailing falsetto and love for inviting audience members on stage. Other

Better than Ezra hits include “Desperately Wanting” and “Extra Ordinary.” Kevin has had #1

hits writing songs like “Collide” for Howie Day, “Stuck Like Glue” for Sugarland, and “Scars”

for Missy Higgins. He has also written songs with Taylor Swift, David Guetta, Christina

Perri, James Blunt and Train just to name a few.


Emerson Hart of Tonic

The lead singer and songwriter of the alternative rock band Tonic, Emerson Hart, has

achieved multi-platinum success with hit songs “Open Up Your Eyes,” “Take Me As I Am,”

and “If You Could Only See.” With Tonic’s six top 10 singles, 4 million records sold, multiple

Grammy nominations, and multiple platinum albums, Hart is a musical force that captivates

audiences again and again.

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