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The New Albany Community Foundation hosted its third annual Amp Up the Arts Benefit for the Charleen & Charles Hinson Amphitheater in New Albany on September 13, 2023. 400 guests enjoyed performances by Grammy Award-winning and -nominated singer-songwriters Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat at this year’s benefit. Previous performers at Amp Up the Arts included Tony Award Winner for his role in Hamilton as Aaron Burr, Leslie Odom Jr. in 2021 and Tony Award Winner Renee Elise Goldsberry originator of the role of Angelica Schuyler in Hamilton in 2022.Proceeds from Amp Up the Arts, which was sponsored by Presenting Sponsor Axium and Performance Sponsors Gilbane Building Company and New Albany Company, help underwrite the Performance Series, Free Family Flicks and other amphitheater programming presented by The New Albany Community Foundation.

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Photos courtesy of James DeCamp.

1) Toby Thunberg and Chad Odenweller 2) Abbey and Brad Griffith 3) Anthony Jackson, Jr. and Katrina Fontenot

4) Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw 5) Craig & Lori Mohre 6) David Glisson, Thor Hess and Jonathan Hess

7) Faith Sisco & Charles Dankworth 8) Alex Fischer & Lori Barreras, Jack & Charlotte Kessler, Donna & Nick Akins 9) Jennifer Thompson, Jennifer Heck, Paula Aulino, Mojie Baharlou, Tyler Rinehart, Anthony Jackson, Jr., Katrina Fontenot

10) Gavin DeGraw, Nicole & Stan Hendricks, Colbie Caillat 11) John Kuijper, Edwaard Liang, Sue Porter, Mike Sayre 12) Kristy Suttle, Dr. Erin Olah, Jessica Ropp

13) Barb Berry, Chris Bradford, Stephanie May, Kathy Troncone, Lisa Dawes, Claire Stafford and Meg Montgomery 14) Martyn & Lynne Redgrave 15) Jim Matyas, Grant Buford, Missey Flaugher, Keri Thompson, Landon Thompson, Chad Thompson, Delaney Dunlap and Lleyton Thompson

16) Matthew Powell, Victoria Powell, Amy Jackson, Brian Jackson, Andrea Burt, Camaren Burt, Jess Pfister, Ashley Simons 17) Marcy Schaffir, Dr. Jonathan Schaffir, Dr. Meenal Misal, Vijay Balakrishnan, Dr. Lauren Baker, Brett Baker 18) Laura Creech, Marcie & Steve Gabor, Susan & Tom Pigott

19) Mike Nagel, Travis McIntyre, Matia Mathews, Mallory Lewis, Courtenay Stypula and Adam Stypula 20) Tammy & Torsten Krings, Vida & Tariq Farwana 21) Gavin DeGraw

22) Matt Ference and Colbie Caillat 23) Silvana Hildebrandt and Jim Negron 24) Warren & Karen Beneson and Rick & Sara Mershad

25) Tami & Bill Ebbing 26) Thomas & Diane Obrokta


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