Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease presents4th & Goal Gala featuring Nashville in concert
Stars from the hit television show Nashville - Charles “Chip” Esten, Jonathan Jackson and Chris Carmack - have sold-out shows all over the U.S. and U.K. and are currently on their farewell tour. Esten, Jackson and Carmack will perform music from the series as well as the artists’ original material. Nashville airs in 225 territories worldwide, has been nominated for several music awards. Since its debut, the show has inspired 22 soundtracks, which have collectively sold more than one million album units and over 5 million single-track downloads to date.
The DKR Fund is a research fund granted solely to Texas-based institutions in efforts to research and learn more about the cause and effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The Fund was created to celebrate the legacy of the late, great University of Texas Football Coach Darrell K Royal. The coveted celebration brings admirers of Coach Royal and friends of the University of Texas institutions together in Austin to raise research dollars for medical research.
The 4th & Goal Gala will benefit UT Austin and UTSW O’Donnell Brain Institute neurological research in the areas of traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, related disorders, and the Edith T. Royal Caregiver Endowment for Family Support and Education. In past years, the Gala has raised over $1M annually for Alzheimer’s research.
Doors: 8:30 PM · Show: 9:00 PM
Though Charles Esten himself is not a cancer survivor, he is the caregiver of one. When the Nashville star’s daughter, Addie, was two-and-a-half years old, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Now almost 18, Addie is thriving, dominating the soccer field on a national-level team and getting ready to play the sport at a D-1 college. But the fact that Esten's baby girl had to go through such a harrowing experience so early in her life has remained with him.
“This is not where anyone wanted to be tonight, but it says something about you that this is where you are,” Esten said to the crowd as the sun set at Ascend.
“We’re here to wrap our arms around Las Vegas and all those who have suffered through this horrific and heartless attack.”