I’m excited to have written this song "Help Us Get There" to help support the Food Shed Co-op and to hear it as a backdrop for this video announcing their future location! If you are interested in becoming an owner, here is the link for more info! https://www.foodshed.coop/
A Night to Remember at the Arts & Culture for Woodstock Fund Gala & After-Party!
Ladies, break out the bling, and Gents, dust off that tux! This celebratory black-tie evening offers something for everyone, beginning with a Champagne Welcome in the Opera House Community Room. Main Stage performances follow with a beautiful rendition of A Chorus Line’s “At the Ballet” by local talents Cassandra Vohs Demann, Alayna DeVar and Billy Seger, and stunning highlights from The Nutcracker Ballet as performed by Woodstock Opera House’s resident dance company, Judith Svalander Dance Theatre. Our evening’s tribute to the joy and beauty the arts bring to our world finishes with a first-ever Woodstock cultural experience: Honored Guest Stars from the world-renown Joffrey Ballet. Lead Dancers Dylan Gutierrez & Jeraldine Mendoza share their talents with “Bells,” a contemporary pas-de-deux, and, conclude this very special Gala event with their stellar classical pas-de-deux “Swan Lake” performance.
The evening’s tribute to Woodstock’s arts community formally establishes a new annual grant program, dedicated by a group of Woodstock residents to the creative legacy of Mayor Emeritus Dr. Brian Sager. Developed through The Community Foundation for McHenry County, the sustainable fund will offer competitive grants of up to $2,500 annually to non-profit organizations specifically to support Woodstock artists and cultural venues.
Gold tickets include all of the above. Platinum level tickets also enjoy an invitation-only After-Party at a nearby private home. The party continues with cocktails and Chef Doug cuisine, and two floors of entertainment including Chicago’s jazz vocalist Elaine Dame; former “Hamilton” pianist Howard Pfeifer; and, the debut of the lower level Whistle Stop Lounge, with pianist Sebastian Agignoae, founder of the International Orchestra of Refugees and currently a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School.
We so hope you can join us for this very special evening in support of Woodstock artists!
Out of consideration for our artists, and in keeping with current Broadway and Chicago theatrical guidelines, all attendees are required to be COVID-vaccinated with masking subject to State of Illinois mandates on November 6th, 2021.
Charitable donations of any amount, to encourage and strengthen Woodstock’s creative community, may be made at the event, or, any time at here: DONATE
Presented by the Arts & Culture for Woodstock Fund
TICKETS: Gold $100.00 | Platinum $150.00
Denny Svehla - A NEIL DIAMOND STORY - Second Saturday Concert Series
Denny Svehla: A NEIL DIAMOND STORY Denny returns to our series to perform an engaging one man performance featuring the music of Neil Diamond and the stories that inspired the songs. This is a must for fans , an education to the uninitiated, this is a tribute show made with true respect for the music and the audience. Emerging from the elite Chicago music scene in Illinois, Award-Winning Neil Diamond tribute artist Denny Svehla began hitting the ground running in the music realm in 1999, and since that time has manifested into one of the most versatile and multifaceted tribute acts to hit the stage. With Neil Diamond being his core inspiration, Denny’s musical merit also stems from a vast array of other prominent artist influences that include Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Willie Nelson, Josh Groban, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, and Jim Croce. As Denny continues to compose, create, manifest, and innovate throughout today and beyond, be sure to connect with him on his website and social media platforms for News, Music, Events, Booking, Contact Info, and anything else related. Presented by Cassandra Vohs-Demann
- TICKETS: $18.00 Each
Third Annual Holiday Wishes Concert! - Second Saturday Concert Series
Join an all-star cast for our 3rd annual “Holiday Wishes” concert. Enjoy an evening of festive music, stories and a whole bunch of holiday cheer. Featuring: Angie Kells, Ken Johnson, Carrie MacDonald, Jessica Buehler, Darcie Hubber, Joe Pesz, Mel Flowers, Billy Seger & Cassandra Vohs-Demann - Tickets on sale soon!
UKULELE JAM NIGHT! - Second Saturday Concert Series
Ukulele has grown in popularity since the mid 90’s when Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole released his versions of Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World. These songs were featured in television, film and commercials and created a new enthusiasm for the cute little instrument.
Since then, ukulele clubs and groups have moved into mainstream culture. It’s portable, easy to learn and fun! So grab your uke and join us in this interactive jam night led by Cassandra Vohs-Demann with assistance from members of the Ukulele Superhero Club.
Play along, sing along, learn a song, or just come to listen.
Presented by Cassandra Vohs-Demann $10.00 Admission
A Tribute to Carole King and James Taylor - Second Saturday Concert Series
Join Cassandra Vohs-Demann and Ken Johnson as they team up to bring you a evening of music paying tribute to Carole King and James Taylor. You do not want to miss this one! Tickets $20 - All Seats - TICKETS ON SALE SOON!