We are so grateful for your support of the Waiting for Wishes Celebrity Waiters Dinner. The generosity of our sponsors, patrons, celebrities and supporters makes a huge difference in the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses. 


While it's not feasible for us to fully plan and host the event in 2020, we will reconvene in 2021.

The safety of our patrons, celebrities, vendors and volunteers is always of the utmost importance to us and we appreciate your patience and understanding at this unprecedented time. 


As you know, our patrons and supporters look forward to the incredible auction at the dinner event and we still have it!   The online auction will launch in the next few days, so please check back soon for the auction link so you can shop, bid and win some incredible items so you can still support the cause. 


Again, we thank you for your continued support, patience and understanding. 

Check out our incredible SPONSORS!  Thank You!

About Waiting for Wishes

This celebrity-packed event is an exclusive, VIP evening where Super Bowl Champion Kevin Carter and Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts 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 $2.3 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 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 McCreery, Chip Esten, Tracy Lawrence, Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy, Keith Anderson and Kristen Kelly. You never know you will jump up on stage from the crowd.



Management | Publicity | Events:

LEGACY Consulting, PR & Events

Tresa Halbrooks, President 

Foundation Mailing Address:
The Kevin Carter Foundation
P. O. Box 681693
Franklin, TN 37068-1693

To make a donation, please make checks payable to The Kevin Carter Foundation
The Kevin Carter Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit
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