An Important Message

After careful consideration of the ongoing health issues, the determination has been made to cancel Swan Ball 2021.

We are most grateful to our Swan Ball 2020 Committees, as well as the Swan Ball Patrons, Underwriters, donors, travel professionals, vendors, friends, and advisors who have partnered with us on behalf of Swan Ball and Cheekwood this year.

Because of their efforts, we are hopeful Swan Ball 2021 will deliver on their mission and afford the vital financial support to Cheekwood during these challenging times.

Plans are underway to deliver an innovative auction event to be revealed in the coming weeks.  We hope you will support the 2021 Swan Ball auction and auction team.

We are grateful for your loyal support and for the opportunity to experience the extraordinary spirit of this community we call home.

With heartfelt appreciation,

Mary Catherine McClellan and Janette Smith
Swan Ball Chairmen 2021


The Swan Ball, one of the premier charity events in the United States, is a white tie gala benefiting Cheekwood that is attended by prominent Middle Tennesseans and their guests.

Cheekwood is a privately supported nonprofit educational institute for the study and appreciation of the arts and botanics. Situated on 55 acres, atop Nashville’s rolling hills, Cheekwood has long served as an important cultural center for the families of Middle Tennessee.