Join us for the 2023 Legacy Luncheon for the Parks!

September 29, 2023 | 11:30 – 1:00 P.M.

Seven Islands State Birding Park

The annual Legacy Luncheon for the Parks provides the funds for Legacy Parks to conserve our natural resources, create public places, and connect communities.

Our guest speaker, Chuck Leavell, has been pleasing the ears of music fans for more than 30 years now. His piano and keyboard work has been heard on the works of Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, George Harrison, The Allman Brothers Band, The Indigo Girls, Blues Traveler, Train, Montgomery-Gentry, Lee Ann Womack and many more.

In addition to his musical expertise, Leavell is a respected authority on forestry and conservation. He is a published author, long time tree farmer, co-founder of the popular website The Mother Nature Network as well as host of the PBS series “America’s Forests.” In 2019 he and his wife were named National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.

Chuck Leavell: The Tree Man

For your viewing pleasure, check out this cinematic documentary exploring the world’s fascination with the greatest piano and keyboardist over the last 40 years. Follow Chuck’s story as he divides his talent between music, forests and family. Go behind behind the stage to hear from Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers Band, the Black Crowes, Blues Traveler, Gov’t Mule, John Mayer, Miranda Lambert, Bonnie Raitt, Pink Floyd and more.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Legacy Luncheon for the Parks sponsors receive reserved seating, a listing or logo recognition on this webpage, plus additional benefits for each level of sponsorship. Click below to reserve your table today!

We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you under the big tent!

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Table Sponsors

21st Mortgage

Ackermann Marketing & PR / Barge Design Solutions

Aslan Foundation

Avison Young

Axle Logistics

BarberMcMurry Architecture

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC

Gena Bozeman

Amy & Bill Broome

Cannon & Cannon


City of Knoxville Parks & Recreation

Conservation Fisheries

Dover Signature Properties

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

East Tennessee Community Design Center

East Tennessee Foundation


Anna and Tom Ford

Friends of Seven Islands

Greg and Kim Gheen

Ham’n Goodys

Reid Hartsell

Deanna and Tim Hill

Hillcrest Healthcare Communities

Hines & Company

HomeTrust Bank


Adrian & Larsen Jay

Dr. Leanne Kersey

Knox County Criminal Court Clerk, Mike Hammond

Knoxville Chamber

Knoxville-Knox County Planning

Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union


Long, Ragsdale & Waters

Janet & Bill Mason


McCarty Holsaple McCarty

Meridian Trust & Investment Company

Missy Fit & Fun

Carol and Don Parnell

Teddy Phillips

Pinnacle Financial Partners

Regions Bank


RSI Entech

Tommy Schumpert

Seven Islands State Birding Park

Siddiqi Foundation

Karen & Richard Smith

SRW & Associates / Merit Construction

Nancy & Gordon Thomas

UT Federal Credit Union

UT Institute of Agriculture

Vick Dyer, Alliance Sotheby’s International Realty

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