Bardavon Gala 2017: An Evening with ARETHA FRANKLIN!

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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.

The GALA is made possible through the generous support of the sponsors listed below:


James J. McCann Charitable Trust
Marianne Murray & Richard Rowley


The Canter Family
Diamond Mills
Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C.
Rocking Horse Ranch
Dr. Sam & Gail Simon


Hudson Valley Office Furniture
Key Construction Services
Marshall & Sterling
Millman, Harris, Romano Foundation
M&T Bank
Poughkeepsie Nissan
Real Property Abstract & Title Services
Redl Properties
Karen & Nevill Smythe
Timely Signs
TrustCo Bank
Ulster Savings Bank 


Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Hudson Valley Properties
Central Hudson
Clear Channel
Cosimo’s Brick Oven
Darkside Records
Hudson Highlands Properties, LLC
Dorsey Metrology
Barbara & Ross Mauri
Dr. Frank and Eileen Mayle
Meyer Contracting
Package Pavement
Royal Carting
Tinkelman Architecture
Town Square Media
Kim and Jon Urban
Walters Storyk Design Group


Arnoff Moving and Storage
Arteaga Health & Fitness Centers
The Artist’s Palate
Bailey Pottery Equipment
Adam & Nancy Belok
Chuck Benfer, iHeart Media
Dr. Eric & Irene Brocks
Frank and Pat Cannizzaro
Charlie and Lisa Daniels
Dental Design Studio, the Office of Dr. Richard Whalen
Forrester & Calderin, PLLC
Susan Fowler-Gallagher
Gellert, Klein & MacLeod, LLP
Getler, Gomes & Sutton PC.
Bob Gray and Family
Health Quest
Carole E. Heyl and Family
Lakeland Bank
N&S Supply
Norm Mackay
Law Offices of Patrick Moore
LCS Facility Group
Levine & Levine, P.C.
Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel
R&C Cleaning
Bill and Carol Rohde
S&O Construction Services, Inc.
Joe Steiniger & Mary McDonald
Stenger Roberts Davis & Diamond
Joseph Tockarshewsky
& Jane Whitman
Maryann B. Tompkins- BPS
“Business Products & Services”
Trailer King
Dr. Nicole Williams                          







Masks are optional.

Date & Time

Sunday, March 12 2017
7:00 pm


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

$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 the UPAC Box Office, 601 Broadway Kingston, 845.339.6088 or email at

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

To all ticket buyers: Please be aware that there are an increasing number of secondary outlets selling tickets at inflated prices as well as other scams that we cannot control. The Bardavon/UPAC box offices and ticketmaster are the only official sources for tickets for our events.