Do you need a night out? Are you sick of the rainy days? Kick off your summer at Springville Center for the Arts’ 8th Annual Gala and Mini-Golf Tournament. This annual fundraising event is the perfect summer party.
Start your evening out by coming to the tent at the front of the Center. There, you can either show your presale ticket or purchase a ticket at the door. Presale tickets are $20 and can be purchased from a Board member or staff person, over the phone by calling (716)592-9038, or online at Gala.SpringvilleArts.org. Tickets purchased at the door are $25 and kids 10 and under are free. With the purchase of a ticket, you get: one food ticket good at either food truck, unlimited refreshments including wine and beer from Hamburg Brewing Company, entertainment, and mini-golf. (We will be checking IDs at the door.)
We hope you come hungry because there will be plenty to eat! Cruisin’ Crepes Food Truck will be returning to this year’s Gala as well as newcomer Whole Hog Food Truck. You can use your one food ticket at either location. Additional food tickets will be available for purchase. Get sweet or savory, authentic crepes at Cruisin’ Crepes, served up by Ed Gath. BBQ and American cuisine will be served at Whole Hog, the pink machine, helmed by Kathleen Haggerty.
Try your hand at our nine-hole mini-golf course. Each hole has been crafted by a local artist. The course will be set up outside the Center. Keep track of your score because the winner will be crowned the Coil-town Cup Champion at our award ceremony.
Be sure to check out our basket raffle and silent auction items. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Put a bid on a Lake Erie Sailboat Cruise, your own personal DJ, paintings, or homemade sausage. Submit your raffle tickets at a chance to win gift baskets and cards from Papa Jake’s, My Best Friend’s Closet, Homeware, Village Optical, and more! Our 50/50 Golf Ball Drop will be back again this year. Take a chance, you might win big!
Complete your evening by attending the award ceremony and listening to the headlining music act, The Fredtown Stompers. The award ceremony, taking place at 8:15 p.m. on the main stage, is where we will acknowledge our Milky Award recipients, award the Coil-town Cup Trophy, and announce the winners of the Basket Raffle and Silent Auction. This year’s Milky Award recipients are Gerry Hashagen, Karyn Hanrahan, and our Thursday Morning Crew: Bill McGirr, Rich Myers, Jim Palys, Mark Stevens, Brian Schuster and Billy Huggins. Milky Awards are our way of saying “Thank you” to our hard working volunteers.
The Fredtown Stompers will hit the main stage at 8:30 p.m., after the award ceremony. Their Dixieland / Hot Jazz feel will sure get your feet moving. This lively group that plays old school jazz charts from the 1910-1930s, old classics, and nontraditional modern staples, were the winners of JazzBuffalo’s 2016 Best Performance (at the Lewiston Jazz Fest). We also have La Marimba and Ragweed playing during the beginning of the event. La Marimba, featuring Tiffany Nicely, Gabriel Gutierrez, and Jamie Sunshine, is an original take on traditional music from Mexico and Central America… sweet tunes and dancing grooves mingle with inspired improvisation. Come hear why the marimba is known as “the wood that sings!” Ragweed, will bring you sounds from a hammer dulcimer, double bass, and mandolin. This local trio will bring you folk songs with a bluegrass feel.
The Gala and Mini-Golf Tournament will be taking place at Springville Center for the Arts located at 37 N Buffalo Street, Springville, NY. The event starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. For tickets, information about the event, or to become a sponsor, call (716)592-9038 or visit Gala.SpringvilleArts.org. You deserve a night out!