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 Laura Osnes (TONY® nominated Broadway and Hallmark Channel star) 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

Hali Tendler, Director of Sales & Guest Services

Crystal Mullins

Chief Executive Officer

Hali Tendler, Director of Sales & Guest Services

Hali Tendler

Director of Sales & Marketing

With a distinguished career spanning more than two decades in the entertainment and hospitality sector, Hali has honed her expertise in crafting unparalleled and personalized experiences for VIPs and their guests. Her comprehensive skill set encompasses consultancy for new venues, the formulation of strategic marketing initiatives, development of VIP programs, leadership in managing host and sales teams, and the cultivation of meaningful relationships with local businesses, guests, and fellow venues. Hali’s professional acumen is underscored by a commitment to delivering exceptional experiences and fostering mutually beneficial connections within the industry.

Keval Sheth, CEO

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 both San Diego and Las Vegas. Now, as the Director of Operations at the Woolworth Theatre, Corey is poised to leverage his wealth of expertise to craft an unparalleled and unique guest experience. His unwavering commitment centers around fostering an environment where patrons not only enjoy entertainment but also feel a genuine sense of belonging. With a keen emphasis on the transformative power of experiential offerings, Corey is dedicated to elevating the Woolworth Theatre into a distinguished venue celebrated for its exceptional and memorable encounters.

Benton Pittman, Director of Events

Linwood Campbell

Director of Catering & 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.

Linwood’s passion for the industry led him to the National Association for Catering and Events, ultimately serving as its president. He also 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.

He looks forward to create amazing events at the Woolworth Theatre .

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. His commitment to excellence ensures a seamless and memorable event experience, making him an invaluable asset for discerning clients seeking unparalleled event execution.

Benton Pittman, Director of Events

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 comes to us from Los Angeles and has a long history inTheatre, Film and Television. His experience comes from both professionally performing and behind the scenes involvement. He is a Jack of all Trades and is honored to be a part of this amazingly unique creation. He is beyond excited to be a part of the growth and success of the Woolworth Theatre and resident production of SHINERS.

Meagan Silva, Lounge 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. Her knowledge in nightlife is astounding and will have the customers thrilled with their experience!

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