Cumberland University’s Patrons’ Party, Hosted by Eric and Deanna Purcell, Opens Tickets for Purchase

Cumberland University’s annual Patrons’ Party will be held Saturday, July 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Eric and Deanna Purcell are hosting the event at their beautiful home located at 1900 Shenandoah Trail in Lebanon, TN. Dress for the event is “Garden Party Casual.”

The Patrons’ Party is a post-Phoenix Ball celebration and is a far more casual and intimate social event. Attendees will enjoy great food and beverages as well as a wonderful night of music by The Lovers, a duo featuring Amanda June and Cole Vosbury. The two singer-songwriters met in Nashville back in 2014, shortly after Cole’s Top 4 appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” Season 5, and have been touring together across the country. All net proceeds from the Patrons’ Party and the Phoenix Ball support Cumberland student scholarships. 

“We are delighted to host this year’s Patrons’ Party to support the hardworking students of Cumberland University,” said Eric and Deanna Purcell. “Our committee has worked to make this year’s events the best yet and we look forward to welcoming you to our home for a great evening.”

Tickets for the Patrons’ Party are $175 per person and available in a limited quantity. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the University’s Office of Advancement at 615-547-1269.