6th Annual Gala

Honoring Our Heritage, Early African American Pioneers of Central Illinois

Tickets for the 2017 Gala are sold out. 

Wyndham Springfield City Center
700 East Adams Street
Springfield, Illinois 62701

Thursday, October 26th, 2017
6:00 pm until 7:00 pm: Reception and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Special Honorees
Jerrie L. Blakely, Samuel W. Hale Jr., Brandon McFarland,
Maleesa Tyus, Melverta Wilkins, Russell R. Moore III

Live music by “The Central Illinois Jazz All Stars”
Kevin Ellis ,
Michael Scherer, Shayla Logan,
Perry Rask, Frank Parker, Steve Alexander
Genres - Traditional jazz, contemporary jazz, funk/fusion