The inaugural Andrew Marshall Dorff memorial benefit brought the music community together for a great cause. They raised more than $25K for pediatric oncology.
The concert brought everyone together at the Franklin Theatre to celebrate the life and legacy of Dorff. Dorff was an acclaimed songwriter with more than 70 songs recorded. He had a total of five No. 1 hits.
The evening was emceed by Sirius XM’s Storme Warren and included acoustic performances. All songs that were performed were co-written by Dorff and performed by some of his closest friends and co-writers.
Jeffrey Steele performed “Love Didn’t Love Me,” Lori McKenna and Barry Dean performed “That’s How You Know.” Mark Irwin Sang “Neon Light,” Rodney Clawson performed “All of Me” and Frank Ray sang “Tequila Mockingbird.” Tom Douglas did “Ghosts on the Radio,” Levi Hummon and Marcus Hummon did “Make It Love.” Sam Bailey performed “Bleed Red.” Brad Tursi, Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion also made a surprise appearance to perform “Save it for a Rainy Day.” The night ended on a high note with Hunter Hayes performing “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “Ladders and Parachutes.”
“My goal for the evening was to honor Andrew’s memory and talents with the people that loved him the most and to give back to a cause that was near and dear to his heart,” Steve Dorff said. “I can’t thank everyone enough for participating and putting together a special night for Andrew and for Children’s Hospital.”
Proceeds from the night went to pediatric oncology initiatives at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. If you were unable to attend the event, you can still make direct donations to the fund here. The contributions will play an important role in enabling more of the community’s young people to find expert, specialty cancer care.