The Iris Ball

The Iris Foundation was created to give young professionals in the Nashville community a chance to give back and make a lasting impact on the city they love. Founded in 2016 by a group of close friends, the goal was to provide an opportunity for young professionals to come together altruistically, and in the process, meet new acquaintances who share the urge to give back to Music City.

The Iris Foundation (inspired by the state flower of Tennessee) is now comprised of 40 distinguished hosts, each with critical roles in organizing the black tie fundraiser known as The Iris Ball, which highlights a deserving charity each year.

The inaugural Iris Ball took place in April 2017 and hosted 640 people from across the country for a night of socializing, dancing and fundraising. Over $64,000 was donated to Purple Heart Homes, which helped fund three housing renovation projects for military veterans across Tennessee.

Eventbrite - The Iris Ball


The Event



  • March 24, 2018
  • 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM


  • Open bar with valid 21+ ID
  • Music by Bobby and the Aristocats
  • Silent Auction



The Venue

Minutes away from downtown Nashville, Marathon Music Works is one of Music City’s premier venues for  live music, regularly featuring some of the top touring acts on the planet.

On March 24, 2018, it will serve as the home of the second annual Iris Ball complete with live music, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and much more!

This iconic room will get an elegant makeover and serve as the backdrop for a wonderful night showcasing one our city’s outstanding charities.

2017 Iris Ball