On the heels of New York Fashion Week in Manhattan, Nashville is gearing up for its own night of high fashion taking place Sunday, Nov. 1Off The Record, with the first round of musical guests and performers for the event being unveiled last week. The Tennessean broke the news, announcing a performance lineup that includes Big Kenny Alphin of Big & Rich, Chase BryantOld DominionThe Cadillac Three and Phil VassarBrooke Eden will be appearing at the event, and Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and his wife Brittney will showcase designs from their Tribe Kelley line.
Off The Record is a night of fashion and entertainment celebrating the elite talent and designs Music City has to offer. Many designers from around the world are flying in for front row seats to see fresh new looks from KaufmanFranco, Graziela, Johnathan Kayne, and Spinelli Kilcollin, to name a few. The runway will also feature styles by Eric Adler, Ani&Ari, Cole Haan, Tribe Kelley, The Giving Keys, hatWRKS, and Amanda Valentine.
In an interview with The Tennessean, show director and celebrity designer Christiev Alphin noted that “music and fashion create a natural gathering ground,” and that the fashion show’s team is “bringing in all of the big guns” from the fashion world.
Off The Record is produced by award winning firm, Neste Event Marketing. The Nashville-based company, co-owned by husband and wife Gil and Liz Cunningham, produces concerts for corporate events and festivals throughout North America and has won two Academy of Country Music awards and six IEBA awards.
“EntertainmentBuy and Neste Event Marketing have been involved in producing events on various scales from hundreds of people to hundreds of thousands of people for over 25 years, but rarely do we ever have the opportunity of producing events in Nashville,” noted Gil Cunningham. “We’re excited to bring a unique experience back home to Nashville; this will be an experience you won’t want to miss.”
“Nashville is as hot as you could get and the fashion industry recognizes it,” Liz Cunningham said. “Nashville is the style leader of the south both musically and in fashion.”
With that in mind, the fashion and music industries will come together for this event on the Sunday before the Country Music Association Awards to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and celebrate the fashion and music that Nashville has to offer.
A full list of confirmed designers can be found below:
The Giving Keys
More designers and artists are being added weekly. To purchase tickets, visit www.offtherecordnashville.com or call (615) 370-6015. Limited tickets are available for $500 and a portion of the proceeds benefit Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee.