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The Smardak Family

Outback Concerts Co-Founder Kathy Smardak Passes

L-R: Sasha Smardak, Mike Smardak, Kristina Smardak, Kathy Smardak (Rick Diamond)
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FRANKLIN, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Kathy Smardak, co-founder of Outback Concerts, died on October 11th in Franklin, Tennessee. She was 60.

According to a statement from Outback Concerts, Smardak passed at Williamson Medical Center after a short illness. Additional details about the cause of death were not disclosed.

A native of Lynchburg, VA, Kathy attended Brookville High School before graduating from Virginia Western Community College.

She married Outback Co-founder Michael Smardak in 1992 and the couple has two daughters, Sasha Amara Karina Smardak and Natalya Kristina Smardak.

Kathy and Michael launched Outback Concerts, a successful, independent Nashville-based concert promotion company, in 1997.

While graveside services will be private, there will be a celebration of life on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at The Stone House at Arrington Vineyards in Tennessee.

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