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September 24, 2022  |  7:00 pm

CancerBlows X Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Benefit Concert & After-Party

Memphis, Tennessee  |  The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Join 20 trumpet legends and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra led by Music Director Robert Moody for an amazing night of music at The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts – featuring legends like Doc Severinsen, Arturo Sandoval, Lee Loughnane (Chicago), Wycliffe Gordon, Wayne Bergeron (The Incredibles, LaLa Land), former Canadian Brass members Jens Lindemann, Ronnie Romm, Joe Burgstaller and many more! These amazing artists join together to raise money for cancer research and patient support in memory of their friend and fellow trumpeter, Ryan Anthony, who passed away from multiple myeloma in 2020. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. Sponsorships and VIP Ticket Package information is available in the document attached below or visit the CancerBlows Online Store by clicking “Shop” in the tabs above.

After the concert, enjoy more music from the Legends, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with views of Mississippi River and bridge in the Renasant Convention Center’s beautifully renovated ballroom at the After-Party Jam. Our featured artists will mix and mingle then join their friends on stage again for a relaxed and fun “jam” session. This is a separately ticketed event. Tickets are available through the CancerBlows Online Store or are included in Sponsorships and some VIP Ticket packages.

Event Chairs

Gary Beard & Joe Lackie


Schedule of Events

Friday, September 23

Educational Events

in partnership with the University of Memphis
Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Harris Hall
All educational events are free & open to the public.

10:30 AM–Noon
Chamber Music Master Class
CancerBlows artists affliated with chamber music groups such as Canadian Brass work with collegiate brass groups.

12:30–1:30 PM
Jazz Master Class
CancerBlows artists work with preselected high school & collegiate brass players with an emphasis on jazz.

2:00–3:30 PM
Panel Discussion with CancerBlows Artists
Public Q & A with CancerBlows artists.

4:00–5:30 PM
Classical Master Class
CancerBlows artists work with preselected high school & collegiate brass players with a classical emphasis.

7:00 PM

Song For Hope: The Ryan Anthony Story
This inspiring documentary about Ryan Anthony’s life has been winning awards in film festivals around the world. Don’t miss this story of hope, unwavering strength and one man’s refusal to allow his illness to affect his love for life and his art.
University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music Harris Concert Hall

Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers & family
**Open to sponsors and invited guests only.**

Saturday, September 24

The Concert Event

in partnership with the
Memphis Symphony Orchestra & Big Band
The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts
255 N Main, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

11:00 AM

Open Orchestra Rehearsal with the Legends
Credential Required for entry.

5:30 PM
Early Entry to The Cannon Center &
Early Access to the CancerBlows Boutique
Open to Sponsors, VIP FANs & invited guests only.
Credential Required for entry.

VIP Lounge
Room 205 & Terrace – Renasant Convention Center
Credential Required for entry.

6:15 PM
Meet & Greet

Renasant Convention Center Second Floor
Private invitation required.

7:00 PM
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra
with Lee Loughnane, Wayne Bergeron,
former members of Canadian Brass & more


The Memphis Symphony Big Band
with Arturo Sandoval, Wycliffe Gordon,
Doc Severinsen & more

9:45 PM
Room 205 & Terrace – Renasant Convention Center
Guests enjoy cocktails & even more music from CancerBlows.
Sponsor, VIP Credential or Special Ticket Required.

Thanks to Our Sponsors

CancerBlows Concert Partner

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

CancerBlows Education Partner

University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music

Re:mission Sponsor

In honor of Ron C Martin

In Memoriam: Ryan Anthony Sponsor

Vital Records Control

Vital Records Control

Video Screen Sponsor

The Helm Family Foundation

Helm Family Foundation

Memphis Symphony Orchestra Sponsor

Gary Beard & Joe Lackie

Memphis Symphony League Sponsor

Lura & Steve Turner
In honor of the Memphis Symphony League & Orchestra

VIP Lounge Sponsor

Best Care Plumbing, Heating & Air

Best Care Home Services Plumbing Heating Air

Kick-Off Party Sponsor

American Material Handling

American Material Handling logo

Boutique Sponsor

Robin Leffler
In memory of Dr. Charles Leffler

Invitation Sponsor



Signage Sponsor

Jarad & Jared Braddy-Haney

The Legends Sponsors

Leanne Chasteen
in memory of Darian Chasteen

Delia Parman & Robert Kyle

Debbie & Mel Litch

Sara & Dennis Norton

GOLD VIP Fans & Donors

Caroline & William Anthony
Marcia & Mark Anthony
EJ Baird & Whit Crowley
Bill Burtch & Peter Raccasi
Katie & Keith Cole
Pam & Ken Crosno
Rachel & Packard Dewitt
Patti & Mark Dietrich
Janice & John Hall
Ron Martin & Curtis Jones
Jude Knight
Gay & Mike Williams
Walter Brown & Richard Tanner
Susan & Kevin Kenny
Nancy & Charles Ruch


Dabney Coors
Lisa Earnhart
Jere Gerard
Jonathan Lax
Camilla Wilson
Ellen & Nat Turner*

CancerBlows Official Television Partner



CancerBlows Official Radio Partner


WRVR The River 104.5

CancerBlows Official Liquor Store

Gaslight Liquors

Gaslight Wine and Spirits

CancerBlows Official Communication Partner

Morris Marketing Group


CancerBlows Official Candy

Dinstuhl’s Fine Candies

Dinstuhls Fine Candles

Contact Information


1515 North Town East Blvd, Ste 138-449
Dallas, TX 75150



The Ryan Anthony Foundation/CancerBlows is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
EIN 47-1662054

Staff & Board

Niki Anthony

President/Executive Director
The Ryan Anthony Foundation

Noelle Dunavant

The Ryan Anthony Foundation