49th Annual Dance with the Bride

Event Schedule

Jan 1, 1970
12:00 AM

Join The Bride for one last dance in our storied Old City location as we honor the past and celebrate our exciting future. Our 49th anniversary party features live music from Afro-Cuban Timba ensemble People of Earth, a generous feast, an open cocktail bar and signature drink, as well as a silent auction and raffle of fabulous prizes. Don your most festive cocktail attire and come dance the evening away as The Bride ushers in a brand new era. Here’s what we have planned:

World music collective, People of Earth, will headline the event. The 15-piece ensemble plays an explosive blend of the music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil and beyond. Between their sets and after, DJ 4ocus will keep the groove going with an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary tunes.

Peppered throughout the evening pop-up performances from Ursula RuckerFresh Cut Orchestra, trumpeter/composer Josh Sims, and more!

Dinner will be prepared by Jeffrey A. Miller Catering. The open bar will be lavishly stocked with Bombay Sapphire Gin, Flying Fish Beer, Kiki Vodka, Hendrick’s Gin, and wines fron Frontera Wines and Chaddsford Winery. Dessert comes courtesy of Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Insomnia Cookies, and Machine Shop Boulangerie.

As always, Dance with the Bride will feature a raffle and silent auction of fabulous items, including vouchers to local attractions, restaurants, hotel stays, custom jewelry, original artwork, and more.

For night owls, the Bride is presents the Art & Change After Party at $30. The ticket includes access to the open bar, noshes from Wishbone, and a dance party hosted by DJ 4ocus from 10pm to midnight.

“Every year, Dance with the Bride prompts me to reflect on the long and rich history of this organization,” says Laurel Raczka, the Bride’s Executive Director. “Next year we’ll be 50, and as we lay plans to operate into the next 50 years, I’m so proud to celebrate the Bride, the artists who have come through our space, and the community that has supported as all along.”

Check out a video of last year’s festivities: