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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. 


2020 proved to be an incredibly challenging year for so many and continued into 2021.  While we had truly hoped to gather in 2021, we needed to push our Grand Finale date out further for safety concerns.  We simply did not think it was feasible for us to host the type of quality event experience that our patrons and celebrities have become accustomed to in 2021.  So, we are now planning to come together one final time in 2022 for our Grand Finale on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at The Hilton Nashville Downtown.

Please mark your calendar for the new date!  If you had a reservation or sponsorship in 2020-21, it will automatically transfer to 2022. While the event is SOLD OUT, we are accepting names and ticket requests for our waiting list. Please fill out the information below with your information and number of tickets needed. 


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

Check out our incredible SPONSORS!  Thank You!

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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 Hilton Nashville Downtown as servers before 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 dinner at The Hilton Nashville Downtown. 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.

Auction is LIVE!

Start bidding HERE

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