In its ongoing effort to support arts, music, and culture, Celebrate Highwood is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Jazzed Up Dining & Classical Cocktails fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 6:30 p.m., to benefit Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (MYAC), the Midwest’s most comprehensive youth music school and ensemble program, and Celebrate Highwood, both 501(C)(3) nonprofit organizations. The event will be held at MYAC, 878 Lyster Road in Highwood.
“Last year’s inaugural event raised $10,000 for talented students admitted to the MYAC programs. Celebrate Highwood is excited to partner with them again to continue to support arts, music, and culture all while bringing people together for family friendly festivals and events throughout the year,” says Eric Falberg, president of Celebrate Highwood and City of Highwood alderman.
In addition to live jazz, classical, and big band musical performances by MYAC students throughout the evening, guests will enjoy appetizers, dinner, and dessert buffets from the North Shore’s finest restaurants, as well as an open bar and a silent auction. Located in the beautifully transformed former army stockade building at Fort Sheridan, attendees will also have the unique opportunity to tour MYAC’s facility to learn about the history of the building and explore the old prison cells from 1890.
“The 25-year-old Midwest Young Artists Conservatory currently serves 1,000 students in 74 Chicagoland communities and is honored to have been selected as the recipient of the proceeds from this event,” says Allan Dennis, founder and president of MYAC. “All the money raised at Jazzed Up Dining & Classical Cocktails will be given to talented students admitted to our programs if they cannot afford the tuition.”
Tickets to Jazzed Up Dining & Classical Cocktails are $75 per person and can be purchased online at CelebrateHighwood.org. This event is made possible by the generous donations from local restaurants and sponsorship from Van Gogh Vodka, Caorunn Gin, Speyburn Whisky, Cooper’s Hawk Winery, Ravinia Brewing Company, Guaranteed Rate, Farmers Insurance, and 22nd Century Media.
For more information on all of Highwood’s festivals, please visit CelebrateHighwood.org, or call 847-432-6000. For updates on all Celebrate Highwood events, please visit the Celebrate Highwood Facebook page.