SUMMIT, NJ - Dueling Pianos, a concept that originated in the fabled bars of New Orleans in the 1930s, will be entertainment focal point of a fundraising evening to benefit the Summit Community Center renovation project November 17 at The Grand Summit Hotel.
The exciting, high-energy, all-request entertainment experience features top piano players offering up a non-stop, rock-and-roll party where the audience picks the playlist -- Billy Joel to Bon Jovi to Britney Spears to Biz Markie, college fight songs to Broadway classics, no tune is off-limits. What results is equal parts concert, comedy and cabaret.
Audience members will pledge to hear their favorite song or better yet, pledge not to hear their neighbor’s favorite.
This evening of entertainment kicks off the public portion of the Summit Community Center renovation project fundraising campaign, and starts at 7 p.m. with a premium open bar and food.
When the Summit Common Council approved the renovation project's $5.7 million cost, it charged the community to raise $1.2 million dollars of the overall total and, to date, more than $800,000 in has been raised in pledges, led by Investors Bank's commitment of $250,000 that begun the effort. At completion, improvements to the Community Center will include an 11,600 square-foot addition to the existing 8,000 square-foot facility, featuring a new, full-sized gym, a seniors lounge, additional restrooms, enhanced meeting spaces, a teens area, kitchen space, improved parking, and accessibility improvements.
For tickets, priced at $75 each, visit summitcommunityprograms.com or call the Department of Community Programs at 908-277-2932. Tables of 10 or 12 persons are also available. All attendees must be age 21 or older.
The Grand Summit Hotel is located at 570 Springfield Avenue.