Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams-Paisley & Zanies Presents: “Groceries with Dignity & Comedy Without” July 5, Benefitting The Store

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Brad Paisley, Kimberly Williams-Paisley & Zanies Presents:
“Groceries with Dignity & Comedy Without”
at Zanies in Nashville on Wednesday, July 5
Featuring Nate Bargatze and Improv with Brad, Kevin Nealon and Groundlings Alumni
Benefitting The Store
Tickets on sale NOW

Brad Paisley
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 16, 2023) – Global country music superstar Brad Paisley, actress and best-selling author Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Zanies present “Groceries with Dignity & Comedy Without” at Zanies on Wednesday, July 5 at Zanies in Nashville. The evening will include “the nicest man in stand-up” and Nashville native Nate Bargatze and will feature a night of improv with Brad, Saturday Night Live alum and comedian Kevin Nealon and Groundlings Alumni, an improvisation and sketch comedy group that is Hollywood’s foremost comedy training ground and a springboard for countless careers.
Tickets are available NOW –  HERE
Proceeds from the event will go to The Store. Founded by Brad and Kimberly Williams-Paisley, The Store is a free-referral based grocery store, which aims to empower low-income individuals and families in the Nashville area. The Store operates with the mission of allowing people to shop for their basic needs in a way that protects dignity and fosters hope.
The night of comedy will follow Brad’s headline concert Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th in the heart of downtown Nashville. The event will present one of the country’s largest July 4th fireworks show synchronized to live music from the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony, and will feature charitable partner The Store. This is the second time Brad has headlined the July 4 concert for the city.
About Brad Paisley:
Brad Paisley has earned his place in country music history as one of the genre’s most talented and decorated male solo artists. For more than 20 years, his songwriting and unmatched showmanship have won him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 14 Country Music Association Awards including a highly coveted Entertainer of the Year honor and recognition as the most successful CMA Award co-host in history, alongside Carrie Underwood, for 11 consecutive years. A member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001, Paisley has written 21 of his 25 No. 1 hits, and in 2008 became the first artist to achieve 10 consecutive Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 singles. The superstar’s past works have amassed nearly 5 billion career streams.
Paisley’s additional endeavors include his “American Highway” Bourbon, his collaborations with Peyton Manning on the national Nationwide insurance ad campaigns, and his partnership with Boot Barn® to develop “Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley,” an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts, and woven shirts.
About The Store
Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are co-founders of nonprofit organization The Store, a free-referral based grocery store, which aims to empower low-income individuals and families in the Nashville area. The Store operates with the mission of allowing people to shop for their basic needs in a way that protects dignity and fosters hope. There is no charge to those referred or to the people and agencies that send them. They may shop for food to supplement their income during times of crisis and as they work toward self-sufficiency. The Store currently works with nearly 25 referral agencies in Nashville to help families in securing food assistance while they access other support services, for a more comprehensive and wholistic approach for families in need. The Store purchases all its food, with the exception of locally grown produce and in kind donations through licensed vendors. The Store regularly serves over 500 households weekly. For more information, visit www.thestore.org.
About Nate
Grammy nominated comedian and podcaster Nate Bargatze has been hailed as “The Nicest Man in Stand-Up,” by The Atlantic Magazine and a “Rising Star,” by CBS Morning. The comedian has had 4 highly rated stand-up specials on Comedy Central, Netflix and Amazon Prime. His latest 1-hour special, Nate Bargatze: Hello World, on Amazon Prime currently holds the record as Amazon’s most-streamed original comedy special in its first 28 days of viewership. Bargatze’s comedy is both clean and relatable, evident in his 12 appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He also appeared on Conan four times and has appeared on Seth Meyers and James Corden respective late-night shows.  Bargatze is currently selling out shows around on the world on his The Be Funny Tour and can be heard on his weekly podcast, Nateland. For more information go-to: Natebargatze.com.
About Kevin Nealon
Kevin Nealon is an American comedian and actor. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995, had roles in several of the Happy Madison films, played Doug Wilson on the Showtime series Weeds, and is currently a touring stand-up comedian. He lives in Los Angeles.
About The Groundlings
The Groundlings is an L.A. improvisation and sketch comedy destination of over 45 years, where we leave everything at the door, welcome and arrive from all walks of life, in hopes to instill a brave uncensored practice of examining and reflecting flawed/shocking/absurd human culture using the cure-all spoonful of sugar: LAUGHTER. Groundlings comedians drive a vehicle for human emotional processing and our brand of comedy is a language in which opposing communities establish dialogue through a mutual decision to come unarmed. We are also the foremost comedy training ground in Hollywood and a springboard for countless careers.
About Zanies
Zanies Comedy Club is the premiere comedy club located in Nashville, TN. Open 7 days a week, Zanies features some of the best comedic talent in the country.  
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