Saturday, February 8, 2020
1pm-8pm (VIP early admission at noon)
At The BEST WESTERN PLUS HOTEL in NORTH HAVEN CT
The Convention Schedule:
NOON: VIP Early Admission and Sneak Preview. Marketplace opens
1:00 PM: General Admission
1:15 PM: Welcoming Remarks and Introductions
1:30 PM: Live Music: Singer/Songwriter JOHN SHERIDAN
2:00 PM: Special Guest Interview
WENDY ERDMAN, DANNY GEE, REINHARD STRAUB
2:30 PM: Live Music: MICK LAWLESS & LOOSE SALUTE
3:30 PM: Special Guest Interview
JAMES LEE STANLEY
4:00 PM: Live Music: ZILCH
5:00 PM: Special Guest Of Honor Performance
JAMES LEE STANLEY
5:30 PM: Charity Auction
6:00 PM: LIve Music: THE BLUE MEANIES
7:15 PM: PETER TORK MEMORIAL TRIBUTE Very Special and Exclusive Video Tribute to Peter featuring MICKY DOLENZ, Bobby Hart, Tommy James, Gary Puckett, Liberty DeVitto, Greg Hawkes, Gary US Bonds, Shirley Reeves Alston, Fred Scneidet, Jay Siegel, Wayne Avers, Rich Dart, Sandy Gennaro, Felipe Torres, Fred Velez and so many others!
7:45 PM: Gala Finale
Convention Ends at 8:00 PM.There is an after-convention party/singalong/jam in the hotel's Sports Grill for convention attendees.
Official Charity of the Event is the one Peter designated:
IMA - The Institute for The Musical Arts in Massachussetts.
Saturday, February 01, 2020
Friday, January 31, 2020
Caledonia Senior Living Expands Art Programming to Include Night Sessions, Wood Working, and more (North Riverside, IL )
Emerging artist Jalen N’Gonda will perform an unforgettable concert at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park February 4, 2020 (Chicago, IL.)
About Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is an AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel located in downtown Chicago. With 687 guestrooms and 63,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel provides contemporary elegance and gracious hospitality. Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is also home to THE BAR in the Lobby and Columbus Tap, providing guests with a quintessential tap house experience. In addition to uniquely inspired dining and stylish accommodations, the hotel features an exclusive lifestyle spa. mySpa affords eight treatment rooms and provides the perfect urban sanctuary from the busy and bustling Chicago streets. For more information on Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, call 312-565-8000 or visit www.fairmontchicago.com.
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is where occasions are celebrated and history is made. Landmark hotels with unrivalled presence, authentic experiences and unforgettable moments have attracted visitors to Fairmont and its destinations since 1907. The Plaza in New York City, The Savoy in London, Fairmont San Francisco, Fairmont Banff Springs and Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai are but a few of these iconic luxury hotels, forever linked to the special places where they reside. Famous for its engaging service, grand public spaces, locally inspired cuisine and celebrated bars and lounges, Fairmont promises a special brand of thoughtful luxury that will be remembered long after any visit. With a worldwide portfolio of more than 75 hotels, Fairmont also takes great pride in its deep community roots and leadership in sustainability. Fairmont is part of Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group offering unique experiences in 5,000 hotels and residences across 110 countries.
About Montreux Jazz Festival
Montreux Jazz Festival is a renowned music festival founded by Claude Nobs and held annually in Montreux, Switzerland across two weeks in July. Now in its 54th year, the festival draws 250,000 music lovers from all across the world to the Lake Geneva shoreline. Montreux Jazz Festival celebrates the industry’s emerging and contemporary acts, whilst paying homage to music’s legendary acts. Originally a pure jazz festival since inception in 1967, Montreux began showcasing other styles of music early and today presents artists from across every genre imaginable. Artists that have graced the stage of Montreux include Etta James, Bob Dylan, Prince, Elton John, Ms.Lauryn Hill, Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, James Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Cohen, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Nina Simone and many more.
WINTER/SPRING EXHIBITIONS AT THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER AND
IN MILLENNIUM PARK
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is pleased to open several exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center and in Millennium Park beginning January 31 and continuing through the spring. Admission to the Chicago Cultural Center and Millennium Park is free. For complete details, visit chicagoculturalcenter.org and millenniumpark.org.
All exhibitions at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street, are presented by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Gallery and building hours are Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m., and Saturday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; closed holidays. Admission is FREE. For information, visit chicagoculturalcenter.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @ChiCulturCenter.
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.
Millennium Park Foundation
The Millennium Park Foundation, a private, philanthropic nonprofit partner, was created in 1998 to support the City of Chicago’s efforts in the design, construction, and curation of Millennium Park. It is the steward of Millennium Park’s internationally-recognized icons and public features. These include the prestigious Jay Pritzker Pavilion and dramatic BP Pedestrian Bridge, world-renowned Cloud Gate and Lurie Garden, iconic Crown Fountain, and exquisite Boeing Galleries for public art exhibitions. Through its ongoing development initiatives, the Millennium Park Foundation is dedicated to keeping Millennium Park a free, accessible and equitable venue for all Chicagoans today, and for generations to come.
Taste of Chicago Accepting Applications for Culinary Participants - July 8-12 in Grant Park (Chicago, IL.)
TASTE OF CHICAGO IS CELEBRATING 40 YEARS AND ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
THE COUNTRY’S LARGEST FREE ADMISSION FOOD FESTIVAL
Local restaurants, shared kitchens and food trucks are invited to apply online by March 2
WHAT: Taste of Chicago is inviting members of Chicago’s culinary scene to apply as a five-day participant, a one or two day pop-up participant or a food truck to be a part of the 40th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 8-12, 2020
WHERE: Apply online at: TasteofChicago.us
WHO: All Chicago-based restaurants, shared kitchens and food trucks that offer traditional, unique and ethnically diverse menu items are invited to apply. All applicants must be fully licensed and meet all requirements.
DEADLINE: All applications are due Monday, March 2
Interested participants are encouraged to attend an informational workshop on Thursday, February 20 at the Chicago Cultural Center.
The 40th Annual Taste of Chicago is July 8-12, 2020 in Grant Park, a Chicago tradition residents and visitors look forward to each summer for the opportunity to sample our city’s diverse culinary scene. As an effective marketing tool for local businesses, members of Chicago’s culinary scene are
encouraged to apply to participate as a five-day restaurant, pop-up restaurant or a food truck. The annual celebration continues to evolve each year to truly reflect our City’s vibrant restaurant culture. Taste is also the City’s premier cultural festival, celebrating not only food, but music, art and dance.
The 40th Annual Taste of Chicago, July 8–12 is the city’s premier cultural festival in Grant Park with hours 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Wednesday–Friday, and 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the FREE admission festival, visit tasteofchicago.us. Join the conversation on
Facebook at Taste of Chicago and follow us on Twitter, @TasteofChi (#TasteofChi).