Clare Dunn Headlined St. Jude Country Music Night Benefit

Lucky Star Bar in Bartlett, Illinois hosted the 9th Annual St. Jude Country Music Night on May 6, 2017. UMG Nashville recording artist, Clare Dunn, headlined the show, with support from two local bands, Cheyenne Rose Band and Whiskeyfist. All proceeds from this benefit concert went straight to St. Jude, and even the volunteers who ran the event did so out of admiration and respect for the services that St. Jude provides.

The Cheyenne Rose Band opened things up with a burst of energy from the start. Their set included a wide range of song choices, from Maren Morris “80’s Mercedes” to Maroon 5 “Sugar” and Britney Spears “Baby One More Time.” Cheyenne flawlessly hit all of the notes, which showed off her vocal ability. Her voice is as smooth as Tennessee Whiskey like she sings about in this clip.

Whiskeyfist was next, singing mostly covers by artists such as Randy Houser and Justin Moore and getting the crowd line dancing along. The highlight of Whiskeyfist’s performance for me was a delightful mash-up of The Georgia Satellite’s “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” and Brooks & Dunn’s “Play Something Country.”

Clare Dunn was noted as a Highway Find on Sirius XM’s The Highway, and her career began to climb from there, eventually leading to her record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville. Dunn’s fierce stage presence captivated the audience from the second she stepped on stage. Her set was composed of personal songs she wrote, as well as songs she’s written with other artists, such as Eric Paslay, and a few covers, like that of one of her past tour-mates, Bob Seger. Enjoy this clip of Clare Dunn singing her hit song, “Move On” live at Lucky Star Bar.

St. Jude’s mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment. Not only do they provide treatment, but they provide housing, meals and more to the families of these sweet children. No family ever pays St. Jude for ANYTHING, so it is vital that this charity runs on donations and volunteers to keep it going. Clare Dunn The Cheyenne Rose Band, and Whiskeyfist made the night enjoyable for all of the donors and the benefit was a success for St. Jude.

Author: Tiera Bolt

Mix 1 part momma + 1 part writer + 1 part hairstylist. Add the love of laughter, adventure, and caffeine. Blend well with a passion for country music and hockey. Sprinkle with sass, and that's me.

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