Traditionally, Starlight hosts an annual fundraiser that helps us to close the gap between ticket revenue and operation costs in addition to providing valuable arts education and community engagement programs to Kansas Citians. Even in a “normal” year, ticket sales only cover part of Starlight’s operating costs, and this year our historic venue projects a loss of more than $4 million. While we’re unable to gather in person this year to support Starlight, we’re excited to invite you to a virtual event—An Evening with Starlight on Saturday, October 10 at 7 p.m.
This free, one-hour online benefit will feature performances and stories to raise awareness and funding to support Starlight. Artists and arts industry professionals have been some of the most impacted by the pandemic, and Starlight is proud to feature them in performances unlike you’ve ever seen. Performers from across the United States and those involved in Starlight’s own education programs all contributed to make An Evening with Starlight possible.
Featured guests include Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, REO Speedwagon lead vocalist and guitarist Kevin Cronin, Broadway stars Nikki Renee Daniels and Jeff Kready, and many more. Check out a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the event here:
The full event will be broadcast online Saturday, October 10 at 7 p.m. and is free to the public. RSVP today or donate now to support Starlight, its education and community engagement programs, and its artists and arts professionals.