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Music City Mardi Gras Feb. 29 to Benefit Lisa Ross Parker Foundation

January 14, 2008

Lisa Ross Parker FoundationThe third annual “Music City Mardi Gras: A Celebration of Hope,” benefiting the Lisa Ross Parker Foundation [the Foundation], is scheduled on Friday, February 29th at the Cannery Ballroom in downtown Nashville featuring the hottest band in Nashville – BURNING LAS VEGAS. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $25.00 each and include food and two drink tickets. Tickets will be on sale, starting December 1st, at

BURNING LAS VEGAS, Nashville’s foremost funk, rock, rhythm & blues soul band and known as the “hottest band in the South” are the featured entertainment. Known for their riveting and explosive performances, their shows are one of the hottest tickets in town. They play everything from the sounds of the Oldies, to Motown, to Dance/Disco/Funk to Memphis/Muscle Shoals. The band features three powerful female vocalists, each with a distinct style. A tight horn section helps round out the powerful rhythm section which features some of Nashville’s best players. BURNING LAS VEGAS incorporates a chemistry and passion into their shows that invites the audience to participate – you just can’t sit down! For more information you can go to

The third annual “Music City Mardi Gras” will again hold a silent auction that will take place throughout the evening with many celebrity items, Titans and Predators memorabilia and various other items to bid on.

The first and second “Music City Mardi Gras” were resounding successes having raised over $36,000 for the Foundation’s efforts to support families touched by cancer and assisting animal welfare organizations. Just a few of the things that the money raised went towards were buying 27 refrigerators for each of the rooms of the Leukemia Lymphoma Wing (11 North) at Vanderbilt Hospital and starting a scholarship for a graduating senior whose family has been touched by cancer. Also, more supplies for the “hospital survival kits” were bought for the patients and their families. Donations were also made to several patients to assist with medication and household bills and donations were also made to many animal welfare organizations in the area.

The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is a charitable foundation founded in 2004 by her sister Janet Ross, and operated by Janet and a small group of committed citizens, dedicated to the memory and charitable legacy of Lisa Ross Parker, whose life was taken at age 33 by leukemia. The Foundation’s mission encompasses two things that were most important to Lisa – providing support for families touched by cancer, and assisting animal welfare organizations. The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation is a tax exempt public operating charity under Internal Revenue Code Sections 501 (c )(3) and 509 (a)(1). For more information on Lisa Ross Parker and the Foundation, go to