July 13, 2019
This summer, the Great Lakes Center for the Arts will celebrate a successful inaugural year of thrilling performances, lectures, and educational events, all of which have captivated residents and visitors alike and set the stage for a new era of performing arts in Northern Michigan.
The Center invites you to join in celebrating a spectacular year of programming by attending a Gala fundraiser on July 13, 2019: Country Gold & Glitter: An Evening with Country Music’s Leading Ladies. The event features a Gala Concert, VIP Dinner, live auction, and celebratory Afterglow.
Proceeds from the Gala benefit the mission of the Great Lakes Center for the Arts – to inspire, entertain and educate with year-round, world-class performances, affordable ticket pricing, and a robust education program.
6:00PM VIP Dinner
8:00PM Gala Concert
10:00PM Afterglow Reception
Country couture, black tie & boots optional
The Gala celebration includes a concert featuring these legendary ladies:
LeAnn Rimes is an internationally multi-platinum selling acclaimed singer and ASCAP award-winning songwriter. In addition to her two Grammy Awards, the first of which was won at age 14, she is also the winner of 12 Billboard Music Awards, two World Music Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards, one Country Music Association Award and one Dove Award. Her song “How Do I Live” holds the record for being the second-longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100.
Country music icon Tanya Tucker has provided some of the biggest country hits of each decade, including “Delta Dawn,” “Soon,” and “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane.” Tanya’s reign includes 23 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, 10 of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs, three CMT awards, and in 2016 was honored with the Academy of Country Music’s Cliffie Stone Icon Award.
Lee Ann Womack
NPR Music says Lee Ann Womack “occupies rare terrain in country music.” Her latest album ‘The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone” (ATO) has “some of the most immediate and deeply felt vocal performances” of Lee Ann’s career, and that she captures “tapping into the emotional core of country” (NPR). Praised by anyone from The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, New Yorker and more, Lee Ann has sung for multiple Presidents, performed award-winning duets with everyone from Willie Nelson and John Prine to John Legend, and much more. Lee Ann has built a career on songs that slice life wide open to let the pain and desire pour out; her music is the ultimate form of connection, unvarnished and true. With six albums and international chart-topping singles to her credit, Lee Ann has earned six Country Music Association Awards (including Single and Album of the Year), five Academy of Country Music Awards, a Grammy, and much more.
All sponsorship opportunities include recognition in program.
Recognition from the stage, producer role, and 8 prime tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, & Afterglow Reception.
8 prime tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, & Afterglow Reception.
2 prime tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, & Afterglow Reception.
4 tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, & Afterglow Reception.
2 tickets to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, & Afterglow Reception.
1 ticket to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert & Afterglow Reception.
In exchange for your contribution, the estimated fair market value of the Gala Concert and Afterglow Reception is $125 per ticket, and for tickets including the VIP Dinner, it is an additional $100 per ticket. All amounts in excess of the fair market value are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
All corporate sponsorship opportunities include recognition with corporate logo in program.
Recognition from the stage, tickets for 8 to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, & Afterglow Reception.
Recognition from the stage, tickets for 4 to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, & Afterglow Reception.
Recognition from the stage, tickets for 2 to VIP Dinner, Gala Concert, & Afterglow Reception.
For questions about the Gala, please contact the Development Office at 231.439.2601 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.