GET READY TO ROCK ON THE RIVER!
Avon’s Nashville takeover doesn’t stop at the Gaylord Opryland Resort!
We’re taking RepFest downtown for a blow-out party on the river on Sunday evening.
You and 6,000 of your closest Avon friends will head to the heart of Music City for an evening of fun, dancing, games, fireworks and a southern-style barbecue. You’ll enjoy live music like only Nashville can provide with four bands playing everything from bluegrass to country rock exclusively for Avon.
- Jump into a line dance with a bunch of Avon “boot-scootin’ beauties”
- Get ready to take lots of selfies as Music City turns their bridge pink in our honor
- Chow down on authentic southern barbecue for only $20 (Buy now and save! Price jumps to $37 at the door.)
- Enjoy specially priced drinks and desserts throughout the riverfront
- Cap off the evening with thrilling fireworks over the river
Buses will take everyone from the Gaylord Opryland Resort to the heart of Nashville and the heart of all the fun! All you have to do is grab your boots and your Avon friends and climb on board.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS!
We are hosting four top Nashville bands with well-known reputations for some of the best music this city has to offer. Get ready to dance and sing along to your favorite country, pop and blue grass tunes both inside the Wildhorse Saloon and outside on the riverfront lawn.
Adairs Run is a country group with a fiery edge based in Nashville, TN. Their sound encompasses the roots from rock and roll all the way to melodies that tie into the heartfelt storytelling in today’s country music. The band is made up of four members; Todd Hanchock, Pat Pollifrone, Ian Daugherty, and Chad Yarger. Last year the band released their first EP titled “Turn Back the Miles.” The new music features 6 new compositions including one song featuring hit rock artist Chris Daughtry.
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Champange Dynamite hails from Nashville Tennessee and features a male/female duo Leland Grant and Hailey Steele. Leland and Hailey have been sharing the stage since 2009. They were also finalists on The Voice season 2. Champange Dynamite is proud to have such exceptional talents singing and fronting the band. The band excels in music from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. From LA to NY to Hong Kong, the band members have been featured on Jay Leno, Good Morning America, Ellen, and The View.
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The friendship was formed long before the band, as guitarist Steve Mandile recruited bassist John Howard, drummer Chuck Tilley, and keyboardist Steve Hornbeak to be a part of singer Lee Greenwood’s touring band, for which Mandile was band-leader. An RCA Records solo artist named Andy Childs began regularly opening shows for Greenwood, and another future element fell in place, unbeknownst to the five. Sometime later, Mandile, Howard, and Tilley would form an original band along with guitarist Robb Houston, who answered a cattle-call audition, but Mandile was never really comfortable with the position of frontman. Mandile had been writing songs with Childs, and convinced him to come aboard. Sixwire was born, and in less than a year was signed to Warner Brothers Records in Nashville… Sixwire was then chosen to be a part of a new show from the producers of AMERICAN IDOL featured on the FOX Network called THE NEXT GREAT AMERICAN BAND. American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe along with his son Simon then recruited Sixwire to serve as house band on their new show CMT’s NEXT SUPERSTAR, with Mandile serving as music director and associate producer. Keyboardist Steve Hornbeak rejoined the line-up for the television shows, and has remained with the band ever since. A call from ABC and LION’S GATE landed the members of Sixwire in a different role, as the backing band for character ‘Rayna Jaymes’ played by actress CONNIE BRITTON on ABC’s new dramatic series titled ‘NASHVILLE’. The series is filmed entirely on location in Music City, and members of Sixwire can be seen regularly in scenes with Britton, and also with co-star CHARLES ESTEN who plays the character ‘Deacon Claybourne’. Esten befriended the band, and asked Sixwire to join him on tour, which sometimes also features actress CLARE BOWEN (‘Scarlett O’Connor’ on ‘Nashville’) and other cast members. ‘NASHVILLE’ is currently in its 5th season, and airing on its new home, CMT Network. Sixwire is currently working on a new studio album for release in 2017.
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Arkansas native & former Rascal Flatts band member Tom Yankton is a musician, singer, songwriter, and entertainer who plays a variety of instruments including guitar, keyboards, harmonica, and pedal steel guitar. His resume includes working with Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members and legendary rock band, Chicago, along with many others including RaeLynn, Christina Aguilera, Jim Peterik, Steve Camp, and Collin Raye. Yankton is now bringing his own brand of music to the live stage, wowing audiences everywhere they go with a fun, high-energy mashup of popular musical styles, songs, instruments, and sounds.
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CHOW DOWN – DOWN ON THE RIVER!
Available Sunday evening only
We’re taking everyone from the Gaylord Opryland Resort to the heart of Nashville on Sunday evening for an exclusive party and music festival with four Nashville bands. Order now and enjoy an incredible southern barbecue dinner buffet – right down to the biscuits, jams, cornbread, and BBQ sauces – for only $20 per person!
(Price jumps to $37 onsite – if we have any of this delicious BBQ left!)
Login to your RepFest registration and click “Add Meals”
Southern Barbecue Dinner Buffet
Hickory pit-smoked pork shoulder
Shredded BBQ chicken breast
14-ingredient BBQ baked beans
Baked potato salad
Scrumptious buttermilk biscuits
Chocolate velvet cookie
Choice of bottled water or soft drink