NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess) – On Monday, Creative Artists Agency hosted its 27th annual CAA Nashville BBQ at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint on June 3 in support of public education.
According to CAA, this year’s BBQ drew a record crowd of more than 540 people who and raised more than e than $54,000 for Communities in Schools of Tennessee at Nashville and PENCIL, two organizations supporting education in Nashville’s schools.
Communities in Schools helps to reduce the number of students who prematurely end their high school careers by dropping out, while the PENCIL Foundation works to connect Metro Nashville Public Schools with resources from around the community. Both organizations have long-standing relationships with CAA, the company said.
“CAA has always been an active supporter of causes close to the Nashville community and we are proud to continue a tradition that helps countless students benefit from important programs through Communities in Schools of Tennessee and PENCIL,” said Marc Dennis Co-Head of CAA Nashville.
The event was attended by a number of high profile CAA clients and friends, including Lady Antebellum, Kid Rock, Little Big Town, Darren Criss, Chase Rice, Russell Dickerson, Lauren Alaina, Cassadee Pope, Derrick Henry, Rex Ryan, and Colton Underwood.
Members of the CAA Nashville team were in attendance as well, including co-founders Rod Essig and John Huie, and CAA Nashville Co-Heads Brian Manning, Marc Dennis, and Darin Murphy.