John Jarrard 2017
A couple of Saturdays ago on the 16th, on the lawn of Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia the night sky was full of inspiration, the giving spirit and a whole lot of excellent music at the 16th annual John Jarrard Foundation Benefit Concert and Auction. We were so blessed to again attend and contribute to such a giving wonderful event.
Established in 2000, originally the Bruce Burch & Friends Honor John Jarrard Concert was named in memory of Georgia Music Hall of Fame member Jarrard, who wrote hit songs for performers such as Don Williams, Alabama, George Strait and Tracy Lawrence. He battled diabetes before his death in 2001.
Since it’s inception, the John Jarrard Foundation has grown from an annual concert to a regionally recognized nonprofit organization supporting songwriters and a number of causes, raising more than $1.5 million to support the Good News Clinics, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier,The Georgia Mountain Food Bank, Sisu and Good News at Noon shelter.