(Featured photo: Scott Beck and Alex Holmes, co-chairs.)*
Karen R. Hughes, President and CEO, Vogel Alcove, announces the 29th Annual Arts Performance Event will not be canceled in 2021! The event is co-chaired by Scott Beck, CEO of Beck Ventures, Inc. and Alex Holmes, Chairman & CEO of MoneyGram International. Get ready for this afternoon picnic with The Beach Boys as the headline entertainment. The event will also feature an in-home Virtual Experience of the performance for those who prefer to remain at home.
Mark your calendars and get your sponsorships now for the Saturday, May 1st event, as seating is limited based on the City of Dallas capacity restrictions. The Arts Performance Event is the largest fundraising event of the year for Vogel Alcove, raising a significant portion of their annual funding. Following a year of event cancellations and unprecedented occurrences, this 2021 event will be unlike any other.
As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history. The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world. Since lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”
“This event is is different from past Arts Performance Events. It will be a casual outdoor affair at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Annette Strauss Artist Square off of Flora Street. There is plenty of room for social distancing according to CDC regulations, but seating will be limited,” Karen said. Picnic meals and an open bar will be provided by Wolfgang Puck Catering for onsite guests only. All seating is on the grassy area in front of the stage. The grass will be marked off in squares and there will be a comfortable chair in each square. Social distancing will be strictly enforced, and masks are required as well as temperature checks at registration. The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with a reception and the concert begins at 6:00 p.m. The After Party is from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Can’t make the picnic in-person? Gather your family, friends, or colleagues and live-stream the entire performance in your own home. With the party-in-a-box and personal concert link, your virtual celebration is complete! The Beach Boys concert will be filmed live by a renowned professional production crew to bring the excitement to your living room. Let the sights and sounds of America’s Band take you back with this immersive experience in the safety of your home. This sponsorship package is $1,000 and includes a secure online link, and Party-Package Gift Basket. Attend the party remotely; invite friends and host a dinner, backyard BBQ, or luau.
Sponsorships and underwriting are available beginning at $1,500. Attire is casual. Visit the website for tickets and updates: https://vogelalcove.org/artsevent or contact Greg Brinkley, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-368-8686.
All proceeds from the Annual Arts Performance Event benefit Vogel Alcove, an early childhood education and Parent Opportunity Center that is working to Rewire Brains, Repair Hearts, and Restore the Families of homeless children in Dallas. Vogel Alcove provides educational, developmental, and therapeutic services to children and families affected by homelessness. Using its “Two-Generational” approach to solving homelessness, services are provided to client families through the early childhood education program and parent opportunity department. All of these services are free, in a safe and nurturing school environment, in which the families can learn and grow together.
About the Beach Boys:
The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
Sounds of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI’s 30-track collection of the band’s biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks will not be in attendance.
Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children. Approximately 3,000 children in Dallas go to sleep each night without a home of their own. We’re on a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life. Homeless children are the most invisible and neglected members of our community. But Vogel Alcove is devoted to helping these children cope with the physical, emotional and mental trauma they are experiencing so that they might succeed in life despite their circumstances. Visit VogelAlcove.org for more information.
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Vogel Alcove and their special events.)