Spring to Life Cabaret 2015-Description

The Amherst Club's Cabaret

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Hadley Farms Meeting House
41 Russell St., Hadley

The event raised some $12,000  for the following local service organizations:

In addition we have supported a Youth Community Service Awards--offered in partnership with the Amherst Boys' and Girls' Club--for local school students.

➢    The venue was Hadley Farms Meeting House, located on Route 9 near where AAA and the Hadley Village Barn used to be.  This was a gracious and welcoming spot with plenty of free parking and handicapped access.

➢    Dinner was an elegantly catered buffet.

➢    Hosts were Senator Stan Rosenberg and Representative Ellen Story.  Emcee was Amherst Club founding member and raconteur par excellence, Bill Hart.

➢    The evening started with The Gypsy Wranglers playing while all enjoyed fancy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.

➢    Entertainment continued with a variety of music and song to lift your spirits--all on the theme of Spring.  The emphasis was on blues and jazz standards in the tradition of the great American song book.

➢    On stage was legendary New Orleans saxophonist Charles Neville, the Green Street Trio (with pianist Paul Arslanian, drummer  Bob Weiner, bassist George Kaye) and sax man Carl Clements, vocalists Catherine Jensen-Hole and Torin Moore.

➢    A Silent Auction of valued items and gift certificates took place in the foyer.

➢    The ticket price of $75 offered a great evening in exchange, and, more importantly, all proceeds went to local charities.

Amherst Club,
Feb 5, 2015, 6:07 PM