Hitting the Note Scholarship Gala

  • July 20, 2024 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Perdido Beach Resort

    27200 Perdido Beach Boulevard
    Orange Beach, Alabama 36561
Ticket Price $155.63 Buy Tickets

Join us for an evening of fundraising and fun. The Hitting the Note Scholarship Gala  will have food, drinks, silent and live auction items, and performances by hit songwriters, Dean Dillon & Neil Thrasher, singing the songs they wrote that we all know and love, while telling the stories behind the songs. Proceeds of this event go to the Joe Gilchrist Music Fund, raising money to provide scholarships for youth in Alabama who want to pursue a career in music. 

Event Agenda Includes:

  • Program Time: 4:30pm Check-in/Registration
  • 4:30pm-5:30pm Cocktail Hour/Silent Auction Bidding
  • 5:30pm Ball Room Doors Open
  • 5:30pm-7pm Dinner
  • 7pm-8:30pm Music Showcase by Dean Dillon & Paul Overstreet
  • 8:30pm-9pm Live Auction

About Performers:

Dean Dillon is a winner of the BMI ICon Award, a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and a 2020 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee. His association with George Strait over the year has brought him to the icon status. He composed or co-wrote 76 songs for Strait, 11 of which went to #1. With 26 #1 hits total to his credit he has received numerous other industry awards.


Neil Thrasher Alabama native Neil Thrasher is one of Nashville’s most accomplished songwriters. With hundreds of songs recorded over the last 25 years by some of Country Music’s most successful artist. His songs have sold more than 50 million records and have spent 25 weeks at #1 including: “There Goes My Life” Kenny Chesney, “Fast Cars and Freedom” Rascal Flatts, “Take Me There” Rascal Flatts, “What Do You Say” Reba, “Fly Over States” Jason Aldean. He is also a ASCAP and CMA Award winner. When not writing songs, producing or singing you will most likely find Neil out on the golf course, in the woods or spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Date & Time

Sat, Jul 20, 2024 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

Perdido Beach Resort

27200 Perdido Beach Boulevard
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 Perdido Beach Resort
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