Thank you for joining us for the St. Jude JAM charity concert on August 9, 2023 at FedExForum in beautiful downtown Memphis, TN. Presented by Delta Dental and HH Global, this invitation-only concert event teed off the 2023 FedEx St. Jude Championship week with live music, dancing and exclusive auctions featuring the St. Jude Purple Eagle patient, the Tennessee Mass Choir, singer-songwriter Jillian Cardarelli, SIXWIRE, Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts and Tommy DeCarlo of Boston.
This event was held in conjunction with the first stop in the 2023 FedEx Cup Playoffs where the top 70 players in the world competed over four days of action, beginning on Thursday, August 10, at TPC Southwind.
Guests also celebrated at the St. Jude JAM pre-party hosted by Ghost River Brewing Co., Memphis' first craft brewery!
All proceeds from this rockin' event benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
2023 St. Jude JAM Performers
Tennessee Mass Choir
The Tennessee Mass Choir Inc. (TMC) is a nonprofit organization that provides a diverse culture of ministry opportunities through music, cultural arts and community partnerships. High-energy vocals performed by a powerfully gifted, versatile and spirited group of individuals, The Tennessee Mass Choir has been recognized as one of the finest, most respected and talented Mass Choirs in the entire country. Under the leadership of award-winning, Grammy-nominated music producer Jason Clark, this choir has shared the stage and recorded with notable artists such as Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, Al Green, Jekalyn Carr, Martina McBride, Foreigner, St. Paul and The Broken Bones along with countless others.
Small-town Massachusetts native and singer-songwriter Jillian Cardarelli has blazed her own path in Nashville with her stunning vocals, captivating songwriting and strong work ethic. “Rerun,” her debut single released in August 2017, was written by Grammy award-winning artist Maren Morris, Tina Parol and Jordan Reynolds. The music video for “Rerun” spent two weeks at #1 on CMT due to fan voting. Her latest singles, "Country Side, "What's It Gonna Take," "Dropped" and "If You Had a Heart," garnered support from Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora. Her inspirational single "Strong" featuring Charles Esten was named one of 2020's Most Powerful Songs by American Songwriter. "I Never Do This" was named Best New Country Song by Rolling Stone in October 2019.
Ever since their debut on Warner Brothers Records, the members of Sixwire have been the busiest, hardest-working band to come out of Nashville! Not only have these guys played on countless hit records, but they’ve written hits for many top artists as well, and toured with literally hundreds of stars. They are the “go-to“ guys for television, had have served as house band on USA Network’s Nashville Star, Fox's Next Great American Band, CMT’s Next Superstar and ABC’s dramatic series Nashville. They’ve performed at Super Bowls 51, 54, and 56; The Daytona 500; the NHL All-Star Game; and they were ESPN’s first-ever house band for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Charitable entertainment events that Sixwire has been involved in have raised nearly $30 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Sixwire has also helped raise funds for Scott Hamilton’s Cancer Research Foundation, Convoy Of Hope, American Cancer Society and many others.
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, LeVox made a name for himself as the lead singer in the multi-platinum-selling country-pop group Rascal Flatts. He has loved music ever since he can remember and fondly recalls Saturday nights at his grandparents’ house when they used to sing hymns together.
Gary was working for the Franklin County (Ohio) Board of Developmental Disabilities when he decided to give Nashville a shot one night while sitting in his mom’s kitchen and feeling God’s presence before him. He quit the job he'd had for 10 years and sold everything on a true leap of faith. He knew he'd been given a gift, and right then and there he decided it was time to try and use it. Two minutes after he drove into town, he was in a Nashville studio singing backgrounds on Michael English’s gospel record. Soon thereafter, Rascal Flatts was born, and now more than two decades later, that gift keeps on giving.
Tommy DeCarlo was asked to join Boston on their 2008 tour and has sang on every tour since. Prior to that, Tommy was working as a credit manager at The Home Depot and had never been in a band. The largest crowd that Tommy had sung in front of was a talent show in high school. Since then, Tommy has been touring and playing to sold-out audiences all over the world!
In a Best Classic Bands interview with Boston, founding member Tom Scholz said, "Tommy does for Boston on stage what Brad Delp did for Boston in the studio. Brad was the best male studio singer I've ever heard and Tommy is the best male stage singer I've ever heard."
Tommy currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Annie of 33 years. The couple have two children and four grandchildren.
St. Jude provides comprehensive care and health equality for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We tailor treatment for each child's unique needs, improving outcomes for some of the world’s sickest children.
St. Jude JAM guests were invited to the St. Jude JAM pre-party hosted by Ghost River Brewing Co. for a delicious paired menu from New Wing Order on world famous Beale Street. At the "Beale" Garden, guests enjoyed new and exclusive brews and a few fun “beertails” and cocktails in the heart of downtown Memphis before the main event.
Highlights from the 2022 St. Jude JAM
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One red blood cell transfusion
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One hour of physical therapy
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Parent necessities for 20 patient families
Parents who bring their children to St. Jude often leave home in a hurry and forget to pack day-to-day necessities such as shampoos, razors, deodorant, toothbrushes and lotion. At Tri Delta Place, our short-term housing facility, parents can obtain these essentials free of charge.
An ultrasound study for a St. Jude patient
An ultrasound study is among the diagnostic imaging tests that doctors use to diagnose and monitor disease and treatment.
Daily room rate of the ICU
The Intensive Care Unit at St. Jude has twice been recognized with the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence given by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. In 2009, the St. Jude ICU became Tennessee’s first ICU to win the honor.
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