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Villagers are about to get a taste of the Nashville singer/songwriter scene with the launch of Luanne Hunt’s “Nashville Nights!” Singer/Songwriter Showcase Series.  The inaugural event will take place beginning at 6 p.m., June 15 at the Old Mill Run Playhouse, 1000 Old Mill Run, Lake Sumter.  

It is sponsored by Villagers for Veterans non-profit, an organization founded by Villages resident, Marie Bogdonoff.  Its mission is to raise money to provide much-needed resources, as well as housing, to severely wounded veterans, Bogdonoff said.

According to Hunt, who produced the “For the Love of Country” concert to benefit Villagers for Veterans in 2022, there are so many talented singer/songwriters in  Central Florida who deserve to be heard.

“My fiance Jim Bellacera and I have been scouting talent for our showcase and have been amazed at all the amazing songwriters around here,” said Hunt, a Grammy-balloted, multi-award winning recording artist.  “Nashville provides all kinds of opportunities for these folks but they seem to be few and far between in this area.

“I think our local audiences are going to love hearing new music from artists they were unaware of.”

The lineup for Hunt’s series includes Alivia Hunter, Ken Holt, Victoria Griffin and Brett Robinson.  Hunter and Griffin, who live in Gainesville, frequently perform their original music at folk festivals throughout Florida.  Holt, who lives in Satellite Beach, also performs at festivals and in addition, is the frontman for the Ken Holt and the Who I Am band.  Robinson is a resident of The Villages and performs at music venues in the area.

“This is a very unique entertainment experience for our area and I am excited to give our audiences something a little different,” said Bogdonoff.

Along with producing live entertainment, Hunt also has released 24 studio albums featuring her original folk, country and Americana music.  She is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including six honors from the American Songwriting Awards, three CD of the Year trophies from the National Traditional Country Music Association and five nominations from the Josie Music Awards, the largest and most recognized awards show in the world for independent artists.  



Alivia Hunter