Hillcrest Bicentennial Gala - Oct 15
WPFW is partnering with Hillcrest Children and Family Center for their 200th Anniversary Gala Celebration. Hillcrest Center is a behavioral health care and social services agency that provides prevention and treatment for substance abuse and mental illness. In recognition of their 200 years of service, we have tickets to a grand gala being held at the Marriott Marquis Washington Hotel on Thursday, October 15.
It all starts at 6 pm with a VIP Red Carpet Jazz Reception featuring the WES group. Endless food and beverages will be served. At 7:30pm, the program begins. You will be treated to a gourmet plated meal and open bar, performances by Deborah Cox, The Black Alley Band, Step Afrika and Media Icon, Donnie Simpson is the celebrity guest speaker.
Tickets are $250 a person. Call 202-588-9739 or CLICK HERE
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Hillcrest Bicentennial Gala ticket incentives
1) VIP Red Carpet Jazz Reception with The WES Group
W.E.S. composes music for film, documentaries, Youtube series, theater and dance. He has performed with classic jazz musicians such as James Moody, Donald Byrd and Kenny Burrell. He has also played with Wynton Marsalis, Gary Thomas, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Cynda Williams, Antonio Hart and Antoine Rooney. Although reverent of the past W.E.S. has played with newer progressive artists as well like Chris Dave, Derrick Hodge, Myron Walden, Jason Linder and Ben Williams as well as smooth jazz artists Mike Phillips and Malcolm Jamal Warner.
2) Endless reception food and beverages
3) Live entertainment from The Black Alley Band
For 4 years the Black Alley Band has been rising in popularity as a local favorite in Washington, D.C. They have a created a new genre of music that they call Soul Garage. Black Alley will perform an incredible fusion of Jazz, Soul, Rock and Go-Go for the gala attendees.
4) Gala Dinner with Reserved Seating and open bar
5) Silent Auction
6) Media Icon Donnie Simpson as the Celebrity Guest Speaker
7) Live Performances by Step Afrika
Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. We promote an appreciation for stepping and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. We accomplish this mission through arts education activities, international cultural exchange programs and performances world-wide.Over the past 20 years Step Afrika! has grown to become one of the top 10 African American Dance Companies in the US and Washington DC’s largest African American arts organization. Step Afrika! began as an exchange program with the Soweto Dance Theatre of Johannesburg, South Africa, and has expanded to become a national and international touring company presenting performance, residencies and workshops worldwide.
8) Live Performance by Deborah Cox
Grammy Award Nominated and Multi-Platinum R&B/ Pop recording artist, and film/TV actress Deborah Cox will perform at the gala. Her 1998 song "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" held the record for longest-running number one single on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart (14 weeks), a record held for nearly eight years.
Joan Bowser (Mental Health Trailblazer/Advocate)
Jeannie Campbell (CEO- National Council on Behavioral Health)
Denise Rolark-Barnes (Publisher – The Washington Informer)
WilmerHale (Law firm)