Are you ready to party Kingsport?

Hank Hayes • Jan 7, 2019 at 8:30 AM

KINGSPORT – Party on the Moon is returning to Kingsport.

What is billed as “The Number One Party Band in the Nation” will be the entertainment at the Kingsport Chamber’s 72nd Annual Dinner.

“Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year” will take place Friday, Feb. 1 at Kingsport’s MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center.

The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.

This marks the eighth time Party on the Moon has performed at the affair.

The public is invited to attend.

Tickets will go on sale for Kingsport Chamber members today.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Tickets are $130 and can be purchased at your Kingsport Chamber (400 Clinchfield Street, next to Food City in downtown Kingsport) or by calling 423/392-8800.

Last year’s event was another record sellout and this year’s dinner is expected to be as well. As a special offer, this year’s Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner ticket will also be good as a complimentary ticket to any Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra concert during the 2019 season.

MeadowView will be offering a selection of wines available for purchase the night of the event. To pre-order, please call MeadowView at 423/578-6618.

In addition, a special guest room rate, which includes breakfast for two, is offered for only $146 to Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner attendees who would like to spend the night at MeadowView. The rate for hotel guest room only is $118. Reservations can be made by calling MeadowView at 423/578-6600.

Last year, more than 1,700 individuals attended the popular event, which remains the largest Chamber annual dinner in the nation.

Eastman serves as title sponsor and WJHL News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities as host sponsor. Ballad Health is the entertainment sponsor, Eastman Credit Union serves as concert hall and stage sponsor, Contour Glass, East Coast Wings Grill and WorkSpace Interiors are the associate sponsors, and Food City is the printing sponsor.

“The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner will once again live up to all of the hype and buzz and be another phenomenal evening,’” said Kenny Lawrence, Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner chair and WJHL News Channel 11/ABC Tri-Cities president and general manager. “’Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year!’ is the must attend event as it is a night of great food, great fellowship and great entertainment. The News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities team is very excited and deeply honored to host this magnificent affair for our twentieth consecutive year.”

The theme for this year’s event is “Cheers to Kingsport!”

“We are thrilled to have Party on the Moon return to Kingsport and this great event,” Kingsport Chamber President & CEO Miles Burdine said. “We are very thankful to the tremendous support we receive for this night … from the 1,700-plus attendees, the sponsors, our members and the superb teams at MeadowView and News Channel 11 who make it all happen. As our major fundraiser, this dinner is very important to all we do at your Kingsport Chamber. We are very proud of this event that is recognized across the state and nation as one of the best and we remain most grateful to all of those who support it each year.”

The event has more than 120 corporate sponsors.