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2019 Songbook Celebration
presented by Krieg DeVault


Annual gala supports Center's
artistic and educational programming


Featuring Dionne Warwick in concert
and Songbook Hall of Fame inductions of
Duke Ellington, Paul Williams, Tony Bennett, and Doris Day 


Saturday, September 21, 2019, 6 p.m.


The 2019 Songbook Celebration presented by Krieg DeVault salutes the piano, the music written for it, and those who make it sing! All proceeds from the event benefit the artistic and educational programs of the Center for the Performing Arts.


6:00 p.m.: First Merchants Bank Cocktail Reception


7:30 p.m.: Elegant dinner and live auction supporting arts programming for the community


8:30 p.m.: Michael Feinstein hosts the 2019 Songbook Hall of Fame induction ceremony and a performance by Dionne Warwick


10:00 p.m.: Celebrate, mingle and revel at the Afterglow throughout the Palladium


Tables range from $3,600 to $15,000 and are expected to sell out quickly. To reserve your table, email or call 317.819.3534.


Black tie recommended.