Overture Gala- A Night at The Cabaret

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Calling all cool cats! Come bebop or hard bop with us on

Saturday, August 3, 2024

at the

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339


The fun jam will include:

5:30pm - Preview Reception for Major Sponsors
6pm - Cocktails & Entertainment
7pm -Dinner, Student Performances, & Live Auction
Immediately to Follow- After Party with Live Band


The Overture Gala is held once a year to gather community support for our arts education and Financial Aid Subsidy programs. Our programs benefit thousands of Title I and underserved students across the state of Georgia, so be sure to bring LOTS of dough!


Our 2024 Gala Chairs are ardent arts supporters Rod McLean, Vice President & General Manager, Lockheed Martin, and his wife Kathy McLean , Founder & CEO, Welborn McLean Group.

Master of Ceremonies for the evening is award-winning Atlanta News First Anchor, Allen Devlin

Members of the Host Committee include:
Courtney May, Empire Distributors
Erin & Charlie Chesnutt, Genuine Parts Company (Ret.)
Fran & Bruce Friedrich, Renasant Bank
Gail & Napoleon Rutledge, Jr., McKesson
Lynn & Doug Flanders, Ocean Center-Daytona Beach 
Stacey Chapman, CROFT & Associates 

Major event sponsors will get a sneak peek of the Live Auction packages during the Preview Reception. Guests will enjoy hand-crafted cocktails in a suave lounge, where they can scat to the sounds of Georgia student jazz artists. A delicious three-course gourmet dinner will be served while guests enjoy performances by the 2024 Lead Actress and Lead Actor nominees of the Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards program. Then, the husband-and-wife team of Auction Horizon will lead a rousing Live Auction. The Event will then outro to an After-Party, where guests can groove along to the sounds of the Eric Thomas Project.


The event theme is a jazz-focused "Blue Rhapsody" in a cabaret setting. Don't know what to wear? Click the button below for ideas!

QUESTIONS? Contact Jennifer D. Dobbs, executive director,
at jdobbs@artsbridgega.org or 770.916.2803.

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