Join us for a this special night, while supporting the work of Autism Tennessee. All proceeds from Pieces of Hope go to support Autism Tennessee’s advocacy, service and education for individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder, their families and their surrounding communities.

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Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016

Time: 6:00 Cocktails Served, 7:30 pm Event Begins

Attire: Cocktail

Location: The Factory at Franklin, Liberty Hall, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064


• Appetizers and Dinner provided by Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe

• Desserts provided by Seay Catering & Events

• Full-Bar Service

• Beer provided by Rock Bottom Brewery

• Specialty Drink provided by Blue Chair Bay Rum

• Wine Tasting provided by One Hope

• Live & Silent Auctions

• Client Testimonials and more!



Rubiks Groove

Dancing shoes required. We are excited to announce that we have booked Rubiks Groove! Rubiks Groove brings the Total 80s X-Perience. Members of Rubiks Groove include Pee Widdy, Johnny Lawrence, Star Brite, Edward Van Scissorhands, Scott “Team Wolf” Howard, Robo Chops, Super Stario, and “Bill” the Transformer. For more information on Rubiks Groove, visit their Facebook page.

Josh Martin

Country artist, Josh Martin will play an acoustic set during the cocktail hour. With a captivating style of guitar playing, proficiency in a variety of instruments, and the deep vocal integrity of someone much older and wiser than his 26 years, Josh Martin is a singer/songwriter/musician from Eastern Kentucky who is fresh on the Nashville scene and ready to make waves in country music. Josh pulls from his own memories and stories of growing up in the small coal mining community of Floyd County, which makes his music authentic and deeply personal.

Special Appearances by Ben Liske and Logan Blade

Ben Liske PhotoBen Liske was diagnosed with Autism and probable cognitive deficits at the age of 23 months. Passionate about music, art, advanced mathematics, physics, cryptanalysis and Knot Theory—just to name a few interests—Ben is a well-rounded young man. Ben is a lifetime member of Mensa Honors Society, as well as a Davidson Institute for Young Scholar, Duke TIP Program, and Vanderbilt Summer Academy. Ben is also a National Merit Scholar Finalist and 200K Presidential Scholar. Most importantly, Ben also has a passion for giving back to the Autism community—he was the 2006 Autism Society of America poster child for the Voice of Autism campaign, was featured in the 2008 Dan Marino Foundation Autism Self-Advocacy Network PSA, and the 2015 PBS documentary, “Autism in America”.  Ben views himself as a “twice-exceptional, neuro-diverse” individual and is thankful for the ongoing love and support of the Nashville Community.

loganbladeLogan Blade was diagnosed with autism at age 2. He participated in a traditional classroom setting at Culleoka Unit School with the exception of speech lessons. Logan’s conversational skills are limited. Latching on to music at a young age, Logan now travels around Middle Tennessee and beyond to spread awareness about autism. He’s performed at the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and during a NATO meeting in Norfolk, Va., in front of dozens of world leaders.


Raffle Ticket Information

Autism Tennessee’s annual Pieces of Hope raffle prize is a Winner’s Choice trip! Winner will choose between…

  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Ocean View room 5-night cruise
  • Whistler Ski Getaway 3 night stay, lift tickets, airfare included
  • Wrigley Rooftop Experience- Bleacher seats & dining at a Cubs game, 3 night stay, airfare included

Tickets are $25 each. Winner chosen at our annual Pieces of Hope Benefit on April 23, 2016. You do not have to be present to win. Board, Staff, and their families are not eligible to win.

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Ticket Information

  • Tickets: $100 per person
  • Group Tickets: $575 for 6 tickets
  • SOLD OUT Reserved Table of Tickets: $1,000 for a reserved table for 8

All proceeds from Pieces of Hope go to support Autism Tennessee’s advocacy, service and education for individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder, their families, and their surrounding communities.

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Planning Committee

  • Chair: Jackie Kopp
  • Executive Director: Babs Tierno
  • Mallory Bushee
  • Lisa Cloud
  • Donna Hill
  • Sara Ioannou
  • Emily Luoma
  • Nancy Luoma
  • Rachael Luoma
  • Erin Seay-Taylor
  • Rachel Young

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Nashville, TN 37206
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(Open Late Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm)
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