It’s 2020 and we are headed back 100 years to the days of prohibition, swing dancing, flapper dresses, pinstriped suits and Model-T Fords. This year’s Gala will be held September 26th at the beautiful Abbott Event Space in the heart of the Crossroads. We’ll turn the event on its head this year with many surprises added to our guest experience.
The featured entertainment will be A La Mode. They will leave you thinking you’ve been transported back in time! You will be immersed in an experience that spotlights the very essence of Prohibition-era Kansas City.
Throw on your jauntiest pinstripe suit or your fanciest flapper dress and travel back in time to swing and dance the night away! Celebrate our 2020 award winners, raise some funds for TWP’s future, and have a 1920’s Roaring Good Time!
All KCMO Health Department guidelines in effect at time of the Gala will be followed.
|5-7pm||Doors open, Music by A La Mode, Dance Lessons, Cocktails|
|Silent Auction, Liquor Ring Toss, Photo Booth with Vintage 20's Car|
|7-9pm||Dinner & Awards Ceremony|
|9-11pm||Dancing & Merriment!|
A La Mode will leave you thinking you’ve been transported back in time! You will be immersed in an experience that spotlights the very essence of Prohibition-era Kansas City. The spirits of Django Reinhardt and the sultry songstresses of the past are alive and well in the present.
Led by phenomenal guitarist Clayton DeLong and enchanting songstress Jesica “Baby J” DeLong, A La Mode takes that authentic, swinging, improvisational Kansas City style and blends it with French and gypsy jazz. Joined by KC’s finest players on upright bass, violin, drums, brass and more, A La Mode is a staple of today’s Kansas City Jazz scene.
A La Mode perform from 5-7pm at the Gatsby Gala.
Our Gatsby Gala will be held at The Abbott which features a first-class guest experience in a strikingly decorated re-purposed warehouse. Located in the unique and energetic East Crossroads neighborhood of Kansas City, The Abbott is the ideal setting for our memorable event and features a white washed vaulted ceiling, white washed original brick walls, 5 stunning chandeliers, polished concrete floors, glass walls and a private outdoor patio. The Abbott is a perfect location for our themed Gala this year, its beauty compliments the beauty of the evening.
Expect 1920's elegance, candlelight, feathers, beads and more. Dance lessons, a liquor toss and our famous silent auction will fill a special portion of the event space. We will have a vintage 20's car featured in our photo booth. Be sure to arrive in plenty of time to have your photo taken and enjoy the music.
Scott & CJ Charbonneau
Jordan Ward and John Miller