WEST CHESTER, PA — Uptown Knauer Performing Arts Center will brighten January with its annual Gala. Light Up The Night will once again give audiences an incredible event to celebrate Uptown. Saturday, January 14 at 5:30 pm audiences will gather at the Chester County History Center for signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by local native, “Big Chef” and Food Network Star Tom Pizzica of Philly Hots, live music from the Uptown! Singers, fun photos and a silent auction. Then at 7:30 pm, they move across the street to Uptown for a performance by Grammy winners Take 6 on the Roy A. Smith Mainstage.
This exciting black-tie optional party hosted by Molly and Bob Morrison starts with a mix and mingle at the Chester County History Center. While there, those gathered can enjoy signature cocktails and food by local native, “Big Chef” Tom Pizzica of Philly Hots. Pizzica has been featured on Food Network Stars and has just returned from the new show, Super Chef Grudge Match.
The menu Pizzica has created for the evening includes a Salmon/Bowtie Pasta Dish, Turkey Carving Station with Rolls for Sandwiches, Fried Chicken Sliders, Roast Beef Tacos, Roasted root vegetable Bruschetta, goat cheese, honey, olive oil, Fried Chesapeake oysters with fried pepper remoulade, Egg Roll, Fresh Charcuterie and Cheese & Veggie Table. And a sweet ending with Glow Jewelry and a Vintage Candy Assortment The signature cocktails include. Music at the history center will be provided by the Uptown! Singers. There will also be fun photos and a silent auction.
Guests then move across the street to Uptown at 7:30 pm to enjoy the incredible sounds of Grammy winners Take 6. Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley), heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!,” is the quintessential a cappella group and the model for vocal genius. Six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the pre-eminent a cappella group in the world.
Tickets are all-inclusive and are $160 for an individual ticket with sponsorships starting at $650. Tickets and more information are available at uptownwestchester.org. Uptown is at 226 N. High Street in the borough of West Chester.
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