Jennifer Nettles announces Jan. 15 solo benefit show for Attic Community Playground

Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 5:00 AM

Hello my sweet sugar plums! I hope your holiday has been joyous and filled with much love and warmth and laughter. Mine has been filled with fun, family and food. I have cooked casseroles and chili and pies and scones and more! So fun for me.

In the spirit of spreading the love and sharing the warmth, I will be performing a benefit concert for one of my dearest charities, Attic Community Playground. This show will be an intimate solo performance held on January 15th at the Murchison Performing Arts Center of UNT in Denton, Texas. Jack Ingram will be opening. Should be a night of banter, music and, of course, fun for a good cause. Proceeds will go to the Ponder High School Band and Choir Program in Ponder, Texas, and the music program at The Museum School of Avondale Estates, Georgia.

For ticket info, go to and look for Attic Community Playground Benefit. In the meantime, here's some more info on ACP and why I'm a part of it!

Attic Community Playground (ACP) is a non-profit organization that supports the performing arts. Art programs within schools -- band, chorus, drama, art -- continue to be cut. To me this is a very sad fact in that I not only enjoy a career in the arts, but I also enjoyed and benefited from the performing arts as a kid. Music, band, chorus, drama -- each of them provided me with outlets of emotional exploration and self-expression, and offered me an avenue to develop self-confidence. ACP hopes to help provide students with opportunities for experiencing and studying the arts in an effort to develop their self-expression, emotional exploration and self-confidence.

I hope to see you out at the show! If you are unable to come, keep an eye out on the ACP website ( to see what we're up to.

Big Love to You All!

- Jennifer

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  1. Elisa avatar

    On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 6:37 PM, Elisa said:

    I would have loved to see Jennifer Solo. That would be amazing. I am so jealous!!

  2. purplesugar23 avatar

    On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 5:13 AM, purplesugar23 said:

    I would love to see another show ....she is beyond AMAZING!!!

  3. the golux avatar

    On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 3:28 AM, the golux said:

    I never say too much about these things when they come up because it's all too perfect, and-before now-private. But what the hell. An intimate setting for a solo show, two weeks before my birthday, so close I could actually drive to benefit a place called "Ponder" high school? It's just flat-out ridiculous that I'm not going to this. (I blame myself, to paraphrase Kathy Griffin.) Ridiculous.(You inspire in me momentum.) I used to say "I'm no longer ert for I've lost my ertia," a quote from my favorite fairy-tale, and I'd chuckle to myself. But it aint so funny anymore. Timing is everything, it's true. And I stand by my choices, mostly because it beats the alternative. But this is a new time. Now holds a place for me. It's already happening here, but there's a quickening about it...So I will let missing this show be a lesson to me if I must...but a lesson learned. It's a little strange to be showing up for this life fully grown and, apparently, visible to the naked eye-still, I am so ready somehow. I can taste the sugar in the air, like a desert pony divining real water. I wonder if this sounds like I said anything? I will say this plainly...Ponder, dear hearts. If you do nothing else entirely for yourself, sit in a sun-warmed spot, and ponder.

  4. mak avatar

    On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 6:40 PM, mak said:

    Got my directions for the M & G today! Ready for a great time in Denton!

  5. Ladyaero avatar

    On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 7:51 PM, Ladyaero said:

    I love that my son (who wants to be an Engineer and build transformers), also loves music, drawing and dancing. That's one of the reasons why our PTA works so hard to raise money for our school- we pay for the whole music and art program (it has been cut at many other schools in our area).

  6. rachiianne avatar

    On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 7:11 PM, rachiianne said:

    I would love just to go there on a trip to see the place! But seeing sugarland there would be amazing!!!

  7. mak avatar

    On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 4:04 PM, mak said:

    I spoke with the box office yesterday and they said they would be open at 4:00 for vip ticket holders. As mentioned in an earlier post, they also said they would have a list of names and with proper id you would not have any trouble getting in. See you in Denton!!

  8. Bridget avatar

    On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 1:52 AM, Bridget said:

    OMG! I am turning 30 on Mar 14th & you will in Sioux City on the 19th!! I am sure you are coming to help me celebrate:) J/K... Anyways, can we get VIP passes to this concert????

  9. Laura488 avatar

    On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 1:05 AM, Laura488 said:

    Really wish I could go! This sounds like a really awesome cause, though :)

  10. Brandiland avatar

    On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 12:07 AM, Brandiland said:

    Got my VIP tic! Flying down from Cincinnati! This will be phenomenal!:-) I'm counting the

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