Friday Night Fever Benefits MMF
Manchester Music Festival presents ‘Friday Night Fever’ on Friday, July 31, a gala benefit auction and dance featuring food, drink and classic rock music, at the Maple Street School in Manchester. It starts with cocktails and appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet and dancing at 7 and a live auction at 8. A silent auction will run through the evening. Tickets are $75 a person. “The silent auction will feature various wonderful, quirky 60s-to-80s themed items,” said Ariel Rudiakov, the Festival’s artistic director, “and the live auction has some truly spectacular offerings.” The visionary, entrepreneurial and always colorful Joy Slusarek will be the live auctioneer. One auction item is a 45-minute mini-recital, generously donated by pianist Vassily Primakov, who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2013. Other items include sightseeing plane rides, a farm-to-table dinner, a weekend getaway and more. The Jonathan Newell Band will play hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Music Festival’s year-round program, which includes concerts, music instruction and performance opportunities for area youngsters, and a summer Young Artists Program. Learn more by calling 802-362-1956 or visiting mmfvt.org.