Center for the Performing Arts postpones 2020 Gala 

The Center for the Performing Arts is postponing its 10th Anniversary Gala, its largest annual fundraising event, in response to ongoing public health concerns.
The gala, originally scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Palladium, has been rescheduled for Sept 17, 2021. The annual event, which last year netted more than $300,000 to support the Center’s artistic and educational programming, typically includes a dinner, auction, presentations, performances and receptions.
“We’ve spent a lot of time planning for the 2020 gala to be our best ever, and that seems unlikely under the current circumstances,” stated Jeffrey C. McDermott, President/CEO of the Center and the Great American Songbook Foundation. “The event is essentially sold out, as is the trend, so we hope to keep the key details in place and gather in person with our friends and supporters next year to truly celebrate the first decade of the Center’s history.”
The previously scheduled headliner, a cappella ensemble Straight No Chaser, has been booked again to perform on the new date. For more, visit For reservations, email [email protected] or call 317-819-3534.