SIC Foundation Hosts Jazz Under the Stars Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
–Banterra Bank is the Platinum Sponsor for the Event —
The Southeastern Illinois College Foundation in coordination with the Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art will host the second annual Jazz Under the Stars Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.
Two jazz bands are slated to perform on the Hise Terrace. The opening band is local favorite The Penguins at 7 p.m. featuring Jim Smith, Bruce Boone, Keith Talley, and Melinda Tolley. Taking the stage at 8 p.m. is the headliner – the Louis Pettinelli Jazz Quartet – consisting of vocals, keyboard, upright bass, and drums.
While jazz music will be enjoyed on the Hise Terrace, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the finale of two exhibits in the Hise Museum: Regional Landmarks and Architecture in the Main Gallery and The Works of Kathy Phelps in the West Gallery.
Major sponsors include Banterra Bank – the platinum sponsor, gold sponsors Ferrell Hospital and Southern Illinois Healthcare, and silver sponsors Legence Bank and State Representative Patrick Windhorst.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres to be served by the SIC Falcon Pointe Bistro include shrimp cocktail shooters, a relish tray, mini sandwiches, a chocolate fountain, mini cheesecakes, and other dishes.
Morello’s Restaurant & Catering will provide a cash bar. Morello’s will also offer a special Funky Falcon in honor of the event, and will donate $1 of each drink purchased to the event.
A silent auction will also be available not only to guests, but to anyone online. The auction opened Wednesday. To register and bid, participants should visit sic.edu/jazz. A credit or debit card are required to enable bidding, and the card will be charged at the end of the evening for any items won. Winners who are not present at the event will need to arrange a day/time to pick up their items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are excited to try this fun new cultural event melding jazz with two regional art exhibits in the Hise Museum,” said Dr. Jonah Rice, SIC President. “Every dollar we raise right now will be doubled by a federal grant, so come out, have fun, purchase auction items and know that every dollar you spend is multiplied toward helping our students!”
Tickets are $40 per person, $75 per couple. For more information or to purchase tickets or bid on auction items visit sic.edu/jazz. For questions, call 618-252-5400, ext. 2205 or email email@example.com.
In the event of inclement weather, the outside portion of the event will be moved to the George T. Dennis Visual & Performing Arts Center next door.