Guitars Under the Stars Gala this weekend

2/9/2011 Wednesday 8:42 pm

I can’t believe Guitars Under the Stars, our Valentines Gala at One World Theater, is this Saturday!  My staff and I at ACGS HQ have been busily putting together the final details, arranging the seating, the decorations, the menu, and much more!  Most exciting, of course, is that Saturday will be a rare chance to spend a special evening with one of our favorite guitarists: Bill Kanengiser.

Bill is a founding member of the Grammy-winning LA Guitar Quartet, he was Ralph Macchio’s guitar coach and hand double for the 1986 classic guitar movie Crossroads, and he is a phenomenal and engaging artist on the guitar.

If you’re so inclined, you can still Buy Tickets Online, or call ACGS at 512-300-ACGS.  A few tickets are left!

The $100 tickets buy valet parking, full, open bar all night, a stunningly delicious, sit down dinner prepared by Austin’s premiere caterer Kurant Events, an incredible, intimate concert by Bill Kanengiser in the breathtaking One World Theater, and an array of delicious desserts following the concert!  Proceeds benefit our Educational Outreach Program.

Here’s a small sampling of what the master chefs at Kurant Events have planned for us:Lemon and Herb-Paste Rubbed Chicken with Tangerine Jam and Wilted Greens, Herb Crusted Grilled Hanger Steak, with Maître d’Hôtel Butter and Smokey Balsamic Onions,Grilled and Roasted Vegetables: Asparagus, Red & Yellow Peppers, Baby Carrots, Squash & Zucchini, Portabello Mushrooms, Basil Infused Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes.

And that’s to say nothing of the desserts ranging from Black Bottom Coconut Macaroons, toSalted Butterscotch Cookies, to Key Lime Tartlets with Rum Spiked Cream, to Petite Chocolate Midnight Tortes garnished with Fresh Strawberries!

Twin Liquors is providing a full, open bar for the entire evening, but did we mention that you can purchase glasses of champagne?  With each champagne glass, you will get entered to win a spectacular diamond from Joe Koen & Son Jewelers!  Proceeds from the champagne glasses, and from the evening overall, go to benefit the education program of the Austin Classical Guitar Society.

Guitars Under the Stars has been made possible this year by a generous gift from our Presenting Sponsor: Austin Asset Management Company.  ACGS is profoundly grateful toJoe Koen and Son Jewelers for their donation of a spectacular diamond for this year’s gala. ACGS would like to offer our deep thanks to Celestial Sponsors Carolyn & Marc Seriff and theLouise Epstein and John Henry McDonald Trust.  Special thanks to Twin LiquorsKMFA 89.5 FM, and Claudia Roeschmann of RoeschmannDesign.

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