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Cumberland University Phoenix Ball

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Phoenix Ball


40th Anniversary


June 1st, 2024


Cumberland University

Patron’s Party

Patron’s Party

Join us on July 8th, 2023 for the Patron's Party!

The Patrons' Party is an annual event connected to the Phoenix Ball. It has traditionally been a much more relaxed social event than the Phoenix Ball, which is the black tie gala for all of Wilson County.

This year, join us poolside in your summer whites at the home of Jack and Susannah Lowery, located at 3108 Carthage Highway in Lebanon, Tennessee. The 2023 Patron's Party will be held in the evening from 6:30PM until 9:30PM. We ask that you reserve your tickets for this exclusive event by purchasing them before they sell out, as tickets for this event are limited.

Unlike the Phoenix Ball which is held on Cumberland's campus for up to 500 guests, the Patrons' Party is usually hosted in someone's home so it is a smaller, more intimate affair with attendance ranging from 100 - 200 guests.

Tickets for the Patrons' Party are separate from the Phoenix Ball tickets although many guests will purchase them at the same time. Please contact Rusty Richardson at to purchase your tickets for the Patron's Party or click on the link below to reserve them online.

Purchase 2023 Patron's Party Tickets

For many years, the Patrons' Party was held the same week as the Ball and was seen as an event leading up to the big event. Several years ago, the planning committee decided to separate the two events on the calendar to give the attendees more of a rest between events. This also made it possible for guests who may be traveling during the week of the Ball to still attend the Patrons' Party.

All net proceeds from the Patrons' Party and the Phoenix Ball support student scholarships. Many of the students at Cumberland simply would not be able to pursue their dream of obtaining a college degree without the assistance of these scholarship dollars.

Attendance at the Phoenix Ball is not a pre-requisite for attending the Patrons' Party.


2022 Patron's Party

To learn more about the 2022 Patron's Party, click on the link below.
2022 Patron's Party

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