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Legendary Band Chicago Headlines 8th Annual Spotlight Soirée Gala at The Palace Theatre

By The Palace Theatre in Stamford

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On Tuesday, March 14, The Palace Theatre welcomes legendary pop/rock ‘n’ roll band Chicago for the nonprofit’s 8th Annual Spotlight Soirée Gala. (contributed photo)
Stamford, CT - On Tuesday, March 14, The Palace Theatre in Stamford welcomes Chicago, one of the longest running and most successful pop/rock ‘n’ roll groups in history, for the nonprofit’s 8th Annual Spotlight Soirée Gala. The Spotlight Soirée is The Palace’s largest annual fundraiser, this year also marking the organization’s 90th Anniversary. Proceeds from the event will support The Palace Theatre and its education programs.

Formed in 1967 in Chicago, the legendary “rock band with horns” is the highest charting American band in Billboard Magazine’s list of Top 100 artists of all time, coming in at #13. Lifetime achievements include a Grammy Award, multiple American Music Awards, elected as Founding Artists to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Chicago street dedicated in their honor, and Keys to and Proclamations from an impressive list of US cities.

Chicago released their first album “Chicago Transit Authority” in 1969. Since then, they have had record sales top the 100 million mark, and include 21 Top 10 singles, five consecutive Number One albums, 11 Number One singles and five Gold singles. An incredible 25 of their 36 albums have been certified platinum, and the band has a total of 47 gold and platinum awards.

“We are very fortunate to welcome Chicago to The Palace for our 90th Anniversary,” said Michael Moran, Executive Director of The Palace. “Our mission is to entertain, educate, enrich and inspire the diverse population of our region. We are proud to present premier entertainment so close to home. As a nonprofit organization, we also rely on the assistance of our generous supporters to realize our mission and sustain this beautiful venue in the heart of Stamford and lower Fairfield County.”

Gala tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Lisa Colangelo at 203-517-3426 or for additional information. Gala tickets include a premium seats to Chicago, pre-show VIP cocktail party at 5:30pm, and free parking. Tickets are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

The Palace’s 8th Annual Spotlight Soiree Gala is sponsored by Purdue Pharma L.P.; RFR Realty LLC; Robinson & Cole; CCI; Freepoint Commodities, LLC; NBCUniversal; Pitney Bowes, Inc.; Shipman & Goodwin LLP; Baywater Properties; Cacace, Tusch & Santagata; Day Pitney LLP; Deloitte; Elm Eastern Land Management; Finn Dixon & Herling LLP; First County Bank; Gen Re; Jones Lang LaSalle; Reckson; Stamford Hospital; The Whittingham Family; Grade A Market; Murace Plumbing Co., Inc.; The Rich Foundation; Stamford Office Furniture; SDSSD; Carol & Michael Fedele; and Clare & Robert Kretzman.

The Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic Street in Stamford, CT. For the latest news and updates, follow @ThePalaceTheatreStamford on Facebook and @PalaceStamford on Twitter.

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