Nashville Nights

Friendship House invites the community to attend Nashville Nights, voted the Valley’s “Best Musical Event”!

The evening promises to be a magical night of music, stories, great food, fun and a fabulous silent and live auction.

Local Country musicians and award winning Songwriters from Nashville will join together for the 14th annual Nashville Nights benefit to be held at the Solvang Theaterfest on September 27, 2014. Proceeds will go to the Friendship House, providing residential care and senior day care to the elderly in the Santa Ynez Valley, specializing in Alzheimer’s disease care.

Singer/Songwriters will perform their original music under the stars in an intimate, acoustic setting which allows the audience to take a look inside their hearts and thought process behind writing their songs.

The night of entertainment will feature Award Winning Nashville Songwriters, Marv Green, Leslie Satcher, Brett James and Rivers Rutherford. The Art Green Band along with some Special Guests will open the show at 6:00pm.

Gates will open at 4:30pm for a BBQ and Courtyard Performance by Dylan Ortega.

Please note: No outside food or drink will be allowed.

Ticket prices (all prices include ticketing service charge):

Roundup: $75.00 includes reserved seating

Chuckwagon: $115.00 includes preferred seating, BBQ Dinner and 2 Drink Tickets

Fandango: $175.00 includes VIP seating, BBQ Dinner, 2 Drink Tickets and after show Artist Reception






Thirteen years ago the grandsons of one of our residents, Marv and Art Green, came to us and wanted to do something to honor their Grandmother, Anna Green, and to thank and support Friendship House. This is how Nashville Nights began, on the cul du sac of Friendship Lane with about 150 in attendance to a sold out concert of over 700 currently at Theaterfest. We thank the entire Green Family for their support and for sharing their darling Anna who lived at Friendship House.



Key Personnel

Production Committee

  • Wendy Gregersen
  • Ann Young
  • Phoebe Patterson
  • Marv Green
  • Art Green
  • Skip Stecker
  • Shawn Knight
  • Tammy Westwood
  • Lisa Laugesen
  • Vicki Diggs
  • Jeri Hawk

Production Crew

  • Tyler Storey Emcee
  • Skip Stecker Production Manager
  • Ann Young Entertainer Relations
  • Kenny Holister Auctioneer

Board of Directors

  • Phoebe Patterson Chair
  • Greg Pensa Vice Chair
  • Kathleen Campbell Treasurer
  • Ann Young Secretary
  • Barbara Allen
  • Walt Alves
  • Kathleen Day
  • Patty FitzGerald
  • Wendy Gregersen
  • Paul Halme
  • Art Kaslow
  • Paul Matthies
  • Steen Weber