17th Annual “Waiting for Wishes” Celebrity Waiter’s Dinner

Hosted by Kevin Carter and Jay DeMarcus
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
The Palm Restaurant, Nashville, TN


Call Paige at The Palm to purchase a table or tickets: 615-742-3193
VIP Table Sponsor:  $6,500 (limited)
Regular Table:  $3,600 (table of 8)
Tickets:  $550 per person
*Event is all inclusive of reception, dinner and after-party 

*Sponsorships are available:  Please contact Executive Event Producer, Tresa Halbrooks, at LEGACY Consulting, PR & Events at (615) 669-6058


About Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiters Dinner:

This celebrity-packed event is an exclusive, VIP evening where Kevin Carter and Jay DeMarcus invite their celebrity colleagues that range from professional athletes, country music artists, actors, media personalities and various celebrities from all over the country to take over The Palm as servers before they head over to Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row for the Official After-Party – Jammin’ with Jay DeMarcus & Friends.   The event continues to be one of the most unique celebrity events in the country and is considered a “must attend” event for patrons and participants alike.  Nashville’s premier celebrity event has raised more than $2.1 million for charity since its inception in 2002 and will benefit The Kevin Carter Foundation and Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee.  The event raises funds to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. 


The Dinner – The Palm Restaurant

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception for patrons at 5:45 p.m., followed by The Palm’s famous “Surf & Turf” dinner. A premier silent and live auction will feature exotic trips, autographed celebrity memorabilia, and once in a lifetime experiences.  The celebrities will serve guests, sign autographs, and accept donations to indulge the lively crowd. 


The Official After-Party

In 2012 “Waiting for Wishes” expanded to include an Official After-Party – “Jammin’ with Jay DeMarcus & Friends.”  This informal jam session is tons of fun for patrons and servers alike. “Jammin’ with Jay DeMarcus & Friends” has featured music from Rick Springfield, Darius Rucker, Tiffany, Scotty McCreary, Chip Esten, Tracy Lawrence, Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Keith Anderson, Kristen Kelly and Low Cash Cowboys.  You never know you will jump up on stage from the crowd.


The event sells out every year!   Get your tickets now!



The Campbell Family Foundation

We are grateful to our many sponsors that help make this event happen! Thank you to The Campbell Family Foundation, HCA|TriStar, The Band Foundation, Aon, PAR, Inc., Hilton Nashville Downtown, Trattoria IL Mulino, Empire Distributors, DET Distributing, Donatos Pizza, Nashville Lifestyles, RJ Young, The Palm, Matchless Transportation, Ego Design and Jewelbox.
Interested in staying the night in Nashville? Check out our hotel partner, The Hilton Nashville Downtown.
Special thanks to the event producers and public relations team at LEGACY Consulting, PR & Events.

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