6th Annual Foundational Dinner, February 1

Be a part of our story and help build a legacy. As we embark our 7th year, 5 Points Music Sanctuary will reflect back on the journey we took to get here and chart our path forward. We’ll celebrate the success of Phase 1 of our ongoing Capital Campaign and hear stories from those impacted by the work we do. 

Join us for a night of live music, specialty cocktails, delicious food provided by Blue Ridge Catering, and all the unforgettable moments you’ve come to expect from a 5 Points experience.

Featuring Performances By:

IEM Grant recipient, Jake Dempsey, wearing his in-ear monitors

Jake Dempsey wearing his in-ear monitors

5 Pts In-Ear Monitor Grant Recipients

For this year’s 5PTS Foundational Dinner, our great friends Matt Leonard, Foster Burton, and Jake Dempsey will be joining us with a very special performance. All three are recipients of our IEMs (In-Ear Monitor System) grant program, which helps in maintaining safe decibel levels for our guests and protects the hearing of artists. You’ve seen them play together and individually with bands like The Dead ReckoningIsaac HaddenThe FloorboardsGOTE, and more.


Featuring Presentations By:


Tyler Godsey speaking on stage

Tyler Godsey, Founder

Tyler Godsey (Founder)  5 Points Music Foundation

“Roanoke native Tyler Godsey has suffered from profound hearing loss for most of his life. His two children, Brooke and Forest, were also born deaf, and received cochlear implants as babies. They served as Godsey’s inspiration to launch 5 Points Music Foundation, an organization that provides free music therapy and advocates for those with disabilities including hearing loss, blindness and other special needs. Godsey also opened The Sanctuary, a 250-person music venue that has hosted over 300 events featuring artists from around the world, in addition to private events and fundraisers.”



Picture of Noel Anderson, Founder of Anderson Musical Therapy

Noel Anderson, MMT, MT-BC

Noel Anderson (Founder) Anderson Music Therapy Services

Noel Anderson is the founder of Anderson Music Therapy Services and has been a board certified music therapist for over 14 years. She is a neurologic music therapist and certified trauma professional. She received a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Immaculata University after completing her clinical internship at Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy in Philadelphia. She earned a Master of Music Therapy degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA”




Picture of Cassie Smith, Music therapist at Anderson Musical Therapy

Cassie Smith, MT-BC

Cassie Smith (Therapist)  Anderson Music Therapy Services

Cassie is a board certified music therapist, certified early intervention professional, and senior therapist at AMTS. Cassie completed a Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy at Ohio University, where she was a voice student and also studied guitar and piano. She completed her internship at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Salem, VA. Cassie loves supporting children in developmental growth. She is especially knowledgeable in using music to empower people with autism, down syndrome, and other developmental disabilities.”



Picture of LeeAnn Linkenhoker, MNM

LeeAnn Linkenhoker, MNM

LeeAnn Linkenhoker (Exec. Director)  Roanoke Valley Speech & Hearing Center

“LeeAnn joined the Roanoke Valley Speech and Hearing team in April of 2021. She received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and her Master’s in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Regis University in Denver, CO. LeeAnn has 16 years of nonprofit experience including with the Colorado “I Have A Dream” Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the YMCA, Greenvale School and Brain Injury Services of SWVA. She is passionate about helping others  and enjoys building partnerships with other nonprofits to help connect resources for those in need. “



Picture of Charlie Carney

CAOHC Certified, Hearing Conservationist

Charlie Carney (Hearing Conservationist)  Roanoke Valley Speech & Hearing Center

“Charlie joined the RVSHC staff in August 2016. He is their Hearing Conservationist and travels with the Center’s mobile unit to conduct industrial hearing testing for industries with loud noise environments. He is from Greenbrier, West Virginia. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Concord University along with MBA work through Averett.




Accessible Festivals

“Their mission is to foster connection and understanding through the universal language of music, to provide a platform where people of all abilities and identities can connect and build relationships, and to inspire the creation of safe, inclusive, and equitable communities.”


Catered Dinner by:

Blue Ridge Catering

“Blue Ridge Catering has been a part of wedding celebrations, corporate events and special milestones in the lives of clients, family and friends all over western Virginia. Between our catering and event planning services, we have shared thousands of wonderful memories with the fantastic people here in Roanoke and beyond. “


The Menu

Foundational Dinner Menu Winter Chop Salad Romaine/Red Cabbage/Pears/Dried Cranberries/Pistachios/Goat Cheese/Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette Beef Tips Au Poivre Beef Tenderloin Tips with Creamy Peppercorn Sherry Sauce French Onion Chicken Seared Chicken Thigh with Caramelized Onions, Gruyere and Balsamic-Mustard Sauce Vegetarian Forager’s Pie Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Local Mushrooms/Peas/Carrots and Mashed Potato Topping Charred Cippolini Wild Rice with Sage Wild Rice Blend Cooked with Charred Cippolini Onions and Finished with Fresh Sage Roasted Brussels Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Apples/Cider Vinegar


Interested in sponsoring our Foundational Dinner?