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Friday Night Gala to feature Gypsy jazz band, auctions

GET YOUR CLUBS AND FEET SWINGING — The Springville Center for the Arts’ annual Friday Night Gala fundraiser will feature a band, food, drinks and auction items, this year.

SPRINGVILLE — The Friday Night Gala, to support Springville Center for the Arts, will take place at the East Concord Fire Hall, 9398 Genesee Road in East Concord, on Oct. 4. The event kicks off at 7 p.m.

The Red Hot Club of Buffalo, a Gypsy swing band comprised of members of Buffalo bands Babik and Djambossa, will provide the soundtrack for silent auctions, raffles and more. The quartet features acoustic guitars, violin and upright bass, in a fast-moving brand of jazz that was first made famous by Django Reinhardt.

Auction items include a sailboat excursion from Bob Adler, gift certificates and gifts from Spring Creek Athletic Club, The Buffalo Bills, Springville Music Center, My Best Friend’s Closet, Main Street Pizzeria, Tractor Supply, Springville Homewear, Just Buffalo Literary Center, Tim & Bonnie’s Pizza, Against the Grain Studio and many local businesses.

Event sponsors featured at the gala and on the green at Concord Crest Golf Course, during the following day’s golf tournament, include K&D Development, Kelly O’Neal Adams, Julie’s Pizzeria, Springville Faculty Association, GCC-Arcade, William Leach Associates, ALP Steel, City Garage, Creighton, Johnsen & Giroux, Hamburg Casino, Metro Group, Nova Glass, Emerling Ford, Horschel Brothers Precision, Cooper Planning Associates, Doug Bailey, Bruce and Lori Morrell. All proceeds will go to support the Arts Center’s stated mission to provide low-cost arts events to community.

Tickets include beer, wine and food. Those can be purchased at Arts Underground, located at 66 East Main St. in Springville, by calling 592-9038 or online at


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