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Party on the Moon to again headline Kingsport Chamber dinner

From staff reports • Jan 7, 2020 at 8:30 AM

KINGSPORT — Party on the Moon will again be the entertainment for the Kingsport Chamber's 73rd Annual Dinner.

“Kingsport’s Social Event of the Year” will take place Friday, Feb. 7 at the 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 ninth time Party on the Moon has performed at the affair.

The public is invited to attend.

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday. Tickets are $140 and can be purchased at the Kingsport Chamber (400 Clinchfield St., next to Food City in downtown Kingsport) or by calling (423) 392-8800.

Last year’s event was a sellout, and this year’s dinner is expected to be as well. Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

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 2020 season.

A special guest room rate, which includes breakfast for two, is offered for $157 to Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner attendees who would like to spend the night at MeadowView. The rate for hotel guest room only is $129. Reservations can be made by calling the MeadowView reservation desk at 1-888-632-3697.

In addition, MeadowView will be offering a selection of wines available for purchase the night of the event. For a list of wines and to pre-order, please send an email to Tonia Grecol with MeadowView at tonia.grecol@marriott.com.

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

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

“The Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner has become a signature, can’t-miss event for our community and region,” Kingsport Chamber President & CEO Miles Burdine said. “We are excited to have Party on the Moon join us again … now for their ninth time at this event. And we are most grateful for the overwhelming support of our sponsors, members, the 1,700-plus attendees and the great teams at WJHL News Channel 11/ABC Tri-Cities and the MeadowView Marriott who make this great affair possible every year. 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 the biggest and best, and we remain most grateful to all of those who support it year after year.”

The event has more than 120 corporate sponsors.


Title sponsor: Eastman.

Host sponsor: WJHL News Channel 11 and ABC Tri-Cities.

Entertainment sponsor: Ballad Health.

Concert hall and stage sponsor: Eastman Credit Union.

Printing sponsor: Food City.

Media sponsors: ABC Tri-Cities; Cumulus Tri-Cities; Daytime Tri-Cities; Kingsport Times News; Lamar Advertising Tri-Cities TN/VA; Spectrum Reach; The Business Journal Tri-Cities TN/VA; VIPSeen; and WJHL News Channel 11.

Red carpet sponsors: Daytime Tri-Cities and VIPSeen.

Table sign sponsor: Mycroft Signs.

Creative design sponsor: ARO Creative.

Photography sponsor: VIPSeen.

Excellence: ABC Tri-Cities; Ballad Health; BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee; Eastman; Eastman Credit Union; and WJHL News Channel 11.

Hall of Fame: AccuForce; city of Kingsport; Cumberland Marketing; Domtar; Food City; Healthcare Trust of America; Impact Plastics; KBM Commercial Properties; MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center; The Overlook at Indian Trail; Silgan Plastic Closure Solutions; Snap-on; TEC Industrial; The Plastic Surgery Center of East Tennessee; Thompson Construction Group; True Line Construction; and Worley.

Anniversary: Partner Industrial.

Diamond: Creekside Behavioral Health; East Coast Wings Grill; First Horizon Bank; J.A. Street & Associates; Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra; and WorkSpace Interiors.

Platinum: Appalachian Power; Baker Donelson; Bank of Tennessee; BB&T; Brock; Brown, Edwards & Co.; Century 21 Legacy; Chantz Scott Auto Group; Conservus Real Estate Group; East Tennessee State University; Edwards Tipton Witt Agency; Grindstaff Automotive Group; GRC Construction/CainRashWest Architects; GSM; HomeTrust Bank; Honda Kingsport; Hunter Smith Davis; JTH Industrial; Kingsport Armature & Electric Co.; Martin Dentistry; Millennium Auto Collision Repairs; NETWORKS; New Peoples Bank; Northeast State; Pepsi; Price & Ramey; Red Door Agency; Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing; Regions Bank; Riverfront Seafood Co.; Rodefer Moss & Co.; Stewart & Sheila Taylor; University of Tennessee; Virginia Electric Supply; and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.

Gold: Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union; Barge Design Solutions; Bristol Motor Speedway; Lincoln Memorial University; Powell Valley National Bank; ReShaping The Amazing U; Sequoyah Council – Boy Scouts of America; Watauga Orthopaedics; and Wilson Worley.

Silver: ARO Creative; BAE Systems; Blackburn, Childers & Steagall; Branded; Cooper Standard; First Bank & Trust Company; Integrity Capital Management; Mountain Region Family Medicine; NHC Kingsport; Spectrum Enterprise; TD Ameritrade; and Tele-Optics.

Bronze: Citizens Bank; East Tennessee Eye Care; Jackson Jones Construction; KOSBE; Luttrell Staffing Group; Mycroft Signs; Roan Capital Partners; Sharp Business Systems of Tennessee; Smoky Mountain Home Health & Hospice; Town & Country Realty; and Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council.

“Your Kingsport Chamber continues to be a sold-out, highly anticipated event,” Burdine added. “We do expect another sold-out event, so I would encourage everyone to get their tickets early. It’s going to be another wonderful evening to celebrate our great home of Kingsport.”


Party on the Moon was founded by musician and entertainer Dennis Smith, who still serves as the band’s music director. Smith has been featured in American Entertainment magazine.

Voted the Nation’s Number One Corporate and Private Party Band, Party on the Moon custom tailors music, choreography, state-of-the-art production and entertainment to spectacular specifications. Based in Atlanta, the award-winning band performs 70s, 80s, 90s, current dance, pop, rock, classic rock, disco, funk, swing, R&B, Motown and new country music.

For more information on Party on the Moon, go to PartyontheMoon.com.


The Kingsport Chamber is composed of two nonprofit organizations: the Kingsport Chamber Foundation (501(c)(3)) and Kingsport Chamber of Commerce (501(c)(6)).

The Kingsport Chamber Foundation manages, promotes, supports and assists a number of charitable, educational, environmental, leadership, quality of life and wellness programs that have a tremendous impact on the Kingsport community.

Programs of the Kingsport Chamber Foundation include: Communications & Development; Downtown Concert Series; Downtown Kingsport Association; Education & Workforce Development; Fun Fest; Healthy Kingsport; Keep Kingsport Beautiful; Kingsport Leadership Programs (Leadership Kingsport and S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership); Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Move to Kingsport; Santa Train; STREAMWORKS; Tennessee/Virginia Scholars; and Visit Kingsport.

The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area.

Programs of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce include: Communications & Development; Government Relations; and Membership. The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce has nearly 1,000 members.

For more information on the Kingsport Chamber, go to KingsportChamber.org or call (423) 392-8800.