Hats Off Through the Years


On Monday, January 29th, we will be hosting our 20th Anniversary Hats Off to High Hopes event!

Begun in 1996, Hats Off is our largest annual fundraising event to help us bring hope to children and families in our community. It only gets bigger and better every year, and this year we are looking forward to our third appearance at the Ryman Auditorium, the Church itself! Taking the stage to support High Hopes will be Jonathan Cain of the band Journey, the Canadian duo High Valley, Dana Glover, and the Bass Brothers! Of course, Hats Off Royalty, Tim Nichols will be there to help complete the evening. As the exciting night approaches, we thought it might be fun to take a look back at Hats Off through the years.

The inaugural Hats Off to High Hopes benefit was held on a Sunday at the Wildhorse Saloon, way back in the previous millennium. Set for May 19th, 1996, the even