The Patrons' Party - July 27, 2019


The Patrons' Party is an annual event connected to the Phoenix Ball. It has traditionally been a much more relaxed social event than the Phoenix Ball, which is the black tie gala for all of Wilson County.


Unlike the Phoenix Ball which is held on Cumberland's campus for up to 500 guests, the Patrons' Party is usually hosted in someone's home so it is a smaller, more intimate affair with attendance ranging from 100 - 200 guests.


Tickets for the Patrons' Party are separate from the Phoenix Ball tickets although many guests will purchase them at the same time. You may purchase your tickets now by clicking the Tickets tab shown above.


For many years, the Patrons' Party was held the same week as the Ball and was seen as an event leading up to the big event. Several years ago, the planning committee decided to separate the two events on the calendar to give the attendees more of a rest between events. This also made it possible for guests who may be traveling during the week of the Ball to still attend the Patrons' Party. 


All net proceeds from the Patrons' Party and the Phoenix Ball support student scholarships. Many of the students at Cumberland simply would not be able to pursue their dream of obtaining a college degree without the assistance of these scholarship dollars.