Jazzy Benefit Gala 2019
New Fall Date & Gala Event at the Gantt Center
Jazzy 2019 commemorates the grand opening of our award-winning building a decade ago and marks a new era in our 45th year:
- 45 years to celebrate
- 45 gala hosts
- 4.5 hours of art and more
- 45 featured artists, culture keepers and performers
Please Note: This year's gala will take place at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (551 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202)
About Jazzy 2019
In proud celebration of our 45th anniversary, the Gantt Center will host the Jazzy Benefit Gala at our award-winning building at 551 South Tryon Street—bringing home this year’s elegant black-tie event to commemorate our grand opening a decade ago.
Jazzy 2019 is set for Saturday, October 26, nearly 10 years to the day from when doors first opened into our newly constructed building in 2009.
Awash in resplendent shades of blue to signal its 45th year—known as the Sapphire Anniversary—the Gantt Center will be transformed. Guests will be transported as we enliven the Gantt Center’s mission of more than four decades and America’s history of over 400 years, by presenting “excellence in art, history and culture” of not only African-Americans but also the far-reaching African Diaspora.
A special evening of grand celebration, Jazzy 2019 will comprise 4.5 hours (6:00 PM to 10:30 PM) of curated sensory delight with steady appearances and rotations by 45 exceptional artists, performers and culture keepers.
Inside and out, the Gantt Center is a work of heart and stands as tribute to the rich culture and widespread influence of Africa and the African Diaspora. Jazzy 2019 will embody and celebrate it all.
Feast on the finest of Black culture, from visual art to culinary arts, from musical performances to dance and movement, and from the theatrical to the poetical. Jazzy 2019 is set to assert that, at 45, the Gantt Center has entered a new era of art and so much more!