Sarah A’Vaughan Garde Gala

April 18, 2024 5:00 pm 10:00 pm

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Sarah Vaughan

Celebrate with us under the dazzling chandelier at our Sarah Vaughan Concert Hall as we recognize Sassy’s iconic contributions to jazz. At the height of the evening, a special concert featuring GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Patti Labelle & Special Guest will get the party started….We will also use the evening to announce the plans for the opening of Newark Symphony Hall’s 30,000 sqft Arts + Education Lab and honor our long-standing supporter, Prudential Foundation, with the 2024 Anchor Arts Investor Award.

Join us for this magical evening, A Sarah A’Vaughan Garde Gala, to help raise funds for the activation and development of the Arts + Education Lab – all gala proceeds support our community engagement efforts and Arts & Education Lab.

Attire | Black-tie Avant Garde

Event Schedule

  • 6:00pm: Cocktail Hour with DJ Aktive & A Chuck Stewart Tribute Exhibition “SASSY” THROUGH THE LENS
  • 7:00pm: Dinner and Evening with Patti LaBelle & Special Guests

2024 Anchor Arts Investor Honoree

Prudential Foundation

Gala Chair

Mikki Taylor
Author, Cultural Storyteller, Empowerment Speaker, Media Personality

Host Committee

Ronald Glover
Board Chair

Christian McBride • Melba Moore • Lyvan Munlyn • Linda Baraka • Penwah Saunders • Shannell McCLoud

A-Listers Live Partnership Production

Please reach out to Director of Development, Llundon Lawson for more information regarding package purchasing, at llundon@newarksymphonyhall.org or 848-242-9002.

Sponsored by Audible, PSE&G, Turrell Fund, Rutgers Newark

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