Country music artist Chuck Wicks, in partnership with Rob Bellenfant and 615 Ventures, will transform Nashville’s historic Woolworth building into a 400-seat theater.

Chuck Wicks is a true renaissance man.

He’s an entertainer, songwriter, creator, entrepreneur, business owner and CEO.

A multi-talented artist who has earned two Academy of Country Music Award nominations, Wicks may be most renowned for his chart-topping country songs “Stealing Cinderella,” “All I Ever Wanted,” and “Us Again,” or for writing hits for stars like Jason Aldean and Frankie Ballard. Or you may have seen him on your screens appearing on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, ABC’s Nashville, or on Circle Network’s hit animated tv series, Road Stories with Chuck Wicks. He has also graced the stage as the host of the iconic Grand Ole Opry and as the voice of “America’s Morning Show.” And don’t miss out on his captivating insights and entertaining stories on his hit podcast Talk to Chuck.

And now, Chuck has chosen a new hat: theatre owner and creator.

In September 2022, Chuck Wicks opened the Woolworth Theatre and premiered the residency show spectacular, Shiners. The show stars Wicks and Meghan Shanley, alongside a talented cast of performers, aerialists, acrobats, and contortionists, in a side-splitting 75-minute story about the hilarious Shiner family of moonshiners and their antics. The show combines comedy and cirque-style acrobatics, while offering a relatable arc of quirky family dynamics.

A former college baseball player, sportsman and outdoor enthusiast, Wicks was one of only 11 athletes chosen from around the world to be featured on Season 2 of NBC Sports’ “IRONMAN: Quest For Kona” and was featured on Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s “RMEF Team Elk” series on the Outdoor Channel.

Wicks is also involved in various philanthropic endeavors, including supporting charities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the USO.

Chuck is an official ambassador of the Special Forces Charitable Trust, helping raise millions of dollars for green berets and their families every year.

Overall, his diverse skills and accomplishments make him a true renaissance man.

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Our Staff

Crystal Mullins, Chief Executive Officer

Crystal Mullins

Chief Executive Officer

Crystal Mullins is a seasoned global operations leader with extensive experience in building international products and services delivery programs for U.S. based companies across EMEA, APAC and LATAM. She is skilled in establishing entities abroad and providing oversight of international corporate governance and compliance, global tax and finance, as well as international vendor and channel management. Crystal is an implementer, integrator, and advisor for the C-suite to optimize organizational dynamics and drive strategic initiatives to foster unparalleled growth and performance.

Linwood Campbell, Director of Catering & Corporate Events

Linwood Campbell, CPCE

Director of Sales & Corporate Events

Linwood is a 35-year veteran of the catering and events industry. He has held senior leadership roles for industry icons such as Hilton, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Intercontinental Hotel Group, and Caesars Entertainment. He is a Certified Professional in Catering and Events and has received an honorary Doctorate of Food Service from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers in recognition of his contributions to the industry.

Jacqueline Cannon, Director of Sales & Marketing

Jacqueline Cannon

Director of Marketing

Leveraging a strong background in dance and marketing management, Jacqueline specializes in developing and executing comprehensive marketing strategies that captivate audiences, foster relationships, and generate financial growth. Jacqueline is a native of Birmingham, Alabama and worked as an arts marketer in New York City for the past 8 years. She has a MS in Marketing Management from Baruch College and a BFA in Dance and BS in Business Management from Florida State University.

Corey Nigrelli, Director of Operations

Corey Nigrelli

Director of Operations

Drawing upon a distinguished career spanning over two decades, Corey has played a pivotal role in the evolution and expansion of the nightlife scene in San Diego and Las Vegas. With a keen emphasis on the transformative power of experiential offerings, Corey is dedicated to elevating the Woolworth Theatre as a distinguished venue celebrated for its exceptional and memorable encounters.

Benton Pittman, Director of Events

Benton Pittman

Director of Events

A seasoned sales and operations professional, Benton boasts a proven track record within the event industry. With demonstrated expertise in team leadership, customer service, sales, and event management, he has successfully orchestrated a multitude of events in Downtown Nashville – ranging from intimate happy hours to expansive corporate gatherings. Benton is adept at navigating the entire event lifecycle, seamlessly translating concepts into reality.

Justin Dye, Director of Box Office

Justin Dye

Director of Box Office

Justin has been in the Hospitality and Guest Services industry for over 20 years. His love of all things Guest Relations started while working at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. This jump-started his love of creating unforgettable experiences throughout his career. Justin fell in love with working in the Box Office at venues and theatres as it combines his two greatest passions: entertainment and guest services. He will make you feel right at home when you step foot into the theatre, so make sure to say hello!

Justin Dye, Director of Box Office

Jake Shemon

Technical Director

Before joining the Woolworth team, Jake worked in the concert touring world, gaining expert knowledge of all facets of concert and event lighting, video, and audio. His expertise spans all aspects of production, and he has had the privilege of working with esteemed artists like Papa Roach, Elle King, Five For Fighting, HARDY, and many others, leaving an enduring impact on the live entertainment scene. He brings that experience and expertise to every Woolworth production, from resident shows to corporate and private events.

Chaihann Tress, Operations Manager

Chaihann Tress

Operations Manager

Chaihann, better known as Chai, started her service industry career in Texas 9 years ago. She has traveled all over the US as a guest bartender and cocktail for bottle service, which led to her opening and running a few different bars. Chai loves to create an exciting environment for her team which then reflects that energy to the guests. She moved from Dallas to Nashville to use her strengths and passions in VIP to establish her career and help build brands that will be unforgettable.

Chaihann Tress, Operations Manager

Bailey Lanzilotta

Operations Manager

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Bailey began his hospitality career as a bartender in different entertainment and event spaces throughout New England. He has since orchestrated the F&B operations across a wide variety of different entertainment spaces including the Boston Opera House, City Winery, and multiple Live Nation music venues. As a seasoned musician in his personal time, Bailey finds entertainment spaces to be the optimal setting for combining his passions for live music, theater, and the vast world of food & beverage.

Mike Donlan, Chef

Mike Donlan


Chef Mike, a Baltimore native and distinguished graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, boasts a rich 20-year career in the culinary industry. His professional journey has encompassed roles in esteemed establishments such as country clubs, hotels, BBQ restaurants, and popular nightlife hotspots. Revered for his culinary creativity and steadfast commitment to utilizing locally sourced ingredients, Chef Mike endeavors to elevate familiar dishes to new heights, consistently delivering a culinary experience that harmonizes excellence with the finest local produce.
Steven Nielsen, Stage Manager

Steven Nielsen

Stage Manager

Steven is from Los Angeles and has a long history in theatre, film, and television. His experience comes from both professionally performing and behind-the-scenes involvement. He is beyond excited to be a part of the growth and success of the Woolworth Theatre and the resident production of Shiners.

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