Washington, DC (November 6, 2012) – The Hamilton will host a benefit concert dedicated to assist in fundraising and disaster-relief efforts in the communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. The evening, which will be emceed by NBC4 Anchor Wendy Rieger, will include a special night of music by BandHouse Gigs, who will pay tribute to The Band’s Last Waltz, a historic 1976 Thanksgiving evening farewell concert. Guests will enjoy a “turkey parfait” dinner, just as the original audience received.
In addition to the concert, a raffle and silent auction will take place, with items ranging from tickets to Saturday Night Live taping to an overnight stay at Revel in Atlantic City.
One hundred percent of funds raised through ticket sales, silent auction and raffle, and food and beverage sales will go toward assisting the American Red Cross and their Hurricane Sandy disaster-relief efforts. Sponsors include NBC4, American Red Cross, Cardinal Bank, MillerCoors, Bacardi, Grey Goose, Capital Meat, Keany Produce, Adams-Burch, and Libbey Glass, among others.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A brief speaking portion by NBC4 Anchor Wendy Rieger and the American Red Cross will begin at 7:15 p.m., in which guests will have the opportunity to learn about the various ways they can donate to The American Red Cross. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase VIP tickets ($100) or standing room tickets ($25), visit www.thehamiltondc.com.