Bardavon Gala 2017: An Evening with ARETHA FRANKLIN!

She is both a 20th and 21st century musical and cultural icon known the world over simply by her first name. The reigning and undisputed “Queen Of Soul” has created an amazing legacy that spans an incredible six decades. Her many countless classics include “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain Of Fools,” “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”; her own compositions “Think,” “Daydreaming” and “Call Me”; her definitive versions of “Respect” and “I Say A Little Prayer”; and global hits like “Freeway Of Love,” “Jump To It,” and “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me).”

The recipient of the U.S.A.’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal Of Freedom, an 18 (and counting) Grammy Award winner – a Grammy Lifetime Achievement and Grammy Living Legend Award winner, Aretha Franklin’s powerful, distinctive gospel-honed vocal style has influenced countless singers across multi-generations, justifiably earning her Rolling Stone magazine’s No. 1 placing on the list of “The Greatest Singers Of All Time.”

Funds raised by the Bardavon Gala help underwrite many programs that cannot support themselves — education programs and school residencies that bring artists and musicians to local schools, ambitious symphony concerts, special events, and more.

With major support from James J. McCann Charitable Trust, Marianne Murray & Richard Rowley, Dr, Sam & Gail Simon, Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, IBM, The Canter Family, Hudson Highlands Properties, Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern and Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C.

Date & Time

Sunday, March 12 2017 at 7:00 pm


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Sponsorships are on sale NOW beginning at $1000. For information on sponsorships contact  Chris Silva.

Tickets go on sale to Bardavon members only on Wednesday, February 1 at 11am.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, February 3 at 11am (subject to availability).

$275 includes premier performance seating / post-show party / tax-deductible contribution
$225 includes preferred performance seating / tax-deductible contribution

Gala guests will stroll down the block to the post-show party at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. Cocktail attire.

Ordering Directions

Purchase your tickets in person at the Bardavon Box Office, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, 845.473.2072 or in person at the UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway Kingston, 845.339.6088

Online at Ticketmaster : 800.745.3000. Please note that Bardavon Member benefits and special discounts are not available through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster fees will apply.