Melody in August: A Gala Celebration

MELODY IN AUGUST
Saturday, August 26, 2017
7 to 10 p.m.

Evanston History Center
in the landmark Charles Gates Dawes House
225 Greenwood St., Evanston

Cocktails, appetizer buffet, dancing and silent auction
Music provided by Arlen Music Productions

Black tie optional
Free on-street parking

Gala ticket(s) are $150 each
Please RSVP by August 19
Click here to make a reservation

“Melody in A” was a 1911 musical composition written for piano and violin by Charles Gates Dawes, Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge. The Dawes family moved to Evanston in 1895 and lived in our landmark building from 1909 to 1957.

“Melody in A” became a #1 hit song when lyrics were added and it was sung by Tommy Edwards under the name, “All in the Game.” The song is #38 on the Billboard All-time Top 100 Chart.

This year’s gala will include a silent auction of experiential packages, including dinner and theater tickets, overnight stays and passes to the BMW Golf Open.

Gala sponsored by: