Tommy Jett Entertainer’s Reunion Set For Aug. 3

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The 17th Annual Tommy Jett Entertainer’s Reunion will be held at the Historic Ringgold Depot on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 1-8 p.m. The proceeds this year will go to The Hunter Worley Foundation and a donation will be requested at the door.  

The Tommy Jett Entertainer’s Reunion was created in 1993 by Tommy Jett, who has been a local Chattanooga broadcast celebrity for over 53 years.  Over the years, Mr. Jett has raised 10’s of thousands of dollars for charities such as the Shriner’s Burn Unit, the March of Dimes, the American Diabetes Association, the Chattanooga hurricane victims, the Nashville flood victims, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Chattanooga Hospice and the Chattanooga Food Bank

The entertainment line-up this year includes Paul Smith and the Skyhigh Band, Jimmy Harris, Willie Kitchens, Danny Shirley, Cody McCarver, Roger Alan Wade, Craig Tyndall, Blue Miller, the Malemen and the Beaters.

An early list of sponsors for this year include Pioneer Credit, Rick’s Gold & Diamonds, Carter Distributing Co, Coca Cola, and ChattanoogaEntertainers.Com.  Mr. Jett will be making the rounds of the local TV and radio stations in the next few weeks to promote this year’s reunion and to offer additional details as they become available.

For additional information and questions about the reunion, please contact Mr. Jett at 488-3322, Evan Cruise at 255-9296 or Craig Tyndall 802-9130 or visit the Facebook events page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/774546359263836/



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