Press Release: Saratoga Performing Arts Center Announces Summer SPACtacular
March 6, 2023
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Announces
Inaugural SPAC Fundraiser to kick-off the summer season and support SPAC’s mission, residencies, and youth education initiatives
Hosted by News10ABC Anchor Lydia Kulbida, featuring live music, a dance party on SPAC’s Stage, cocktails, culinary tastings and fireworks
Friday, June 2 from 5:00-11:00pm
Saratoga Springs, NY (March 6, 2023) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces its inaugural fundraiser to kick-off the summer season, Summer SPACtacular, featuring an expansive celebration across the SPAC grounds that includes live music, a multi-course “Summerscape Supper,” culinary tastings, cocktails, a whiskey and cigar lounge, fireworks and a dance party on SPAC’s historic stage. Slated for Friday, June 2 from 5:00-11:00 p.m., the event will benefit SPAC’s mission, residencies, and youth education initiatives.
“Our new Summer SPACtacular is both a summer season kick-off and a celebration of SPAC’s expanded mission and its new campus – from cocktails and a dance party on our historic stage, to exquisite tastings with live music throughout the grounds, and a cigar and whiskey lounge in our Pavilion,” said Elizabeth Sobol, President & CEO of SPAC. “We are grateful to the SPAC Action Council and Friends of SPAC for their incredible efforts to make this event a reality – all in support of our resident companies and educational programming.”
Featuring two different ticketing options including a “Party Pass” and an “All-Access Pass,” attendees will have the opportunity to experience SPAC like never before with tastings, libations and entertainment throughout the SPAC campus. Guests who purchase a “Party Pass”will enjoy live music by Saratoga Springs native Jes Hudak, tastings from local eateries, distilleries and breweries, and a whiskey and cigar lounge – all culminating with a dazzling fireworks display and a DJ dance party on the SPAC stage.
In addition to the “Party Pass” offerings, the “All-Access Pass” also includes a reception with craft cocktails and live jazz on the amphitheater stage, followed by an intimate “Summerscape Supper” featuring three courses that celebrate spring’s culinary bounty with wine pairings produced by CulinaryArts@SPAC with renowned regional chefs Kim Klopstock, Michael Blake, and Kevin London. An exciting paddle raise hosted by emcee and News10ABC’s Lydia Kulbida will also highlight the supper. The “All-Access Pass” also features exclusive admission to post-dinner aperitifs and sweet treats on The Pines Terrace.
“The SPAC Action Council and Friends of SPAC are thrilled to present this inaugural event – one that screams FUN from the minute you enter the grounds. If you’ve never experienced SPAC outside of a performance, this is your chance to do so in a new, intimate way,” says Keeley DeSalvo, SPAC Action Council President.
Ashley Budd, Friends of SPAC President adds, “You won’t want to miss this supercharged evening of food, drink, dancing and more as we celebrate the coming season and raise funds in support of SPAC’s mission. We anticipate this magical night will sell out quickly, and encourage everyone to purchase their tickets early!”
The Summer SPACtacular is SPAC’s largest fundraiser to support SPAC’s mission, classical residencies and youth educational programming in the community, which has gone from serving 5,000 students to more than 50,000 students. Tickets to the SPACtacular are available online at spac.org. Honorary and sponsorship opportunities are also available, visit spac.org or call 518.584.9330 ext. 142 for details.
Summer SPACtacular Friday, June 2
All Access Pass |5:00-11:00p.m.
Kick-off the celebration with craft cocktails and live jazz on the amphitheater stage, followed by an intimate “Summerscape Supper”in an enchanting setting on the SPAC grounds. The dinner will feature three-courses that celebrate spring’s culinary bounty alongside wine pairings produced by CulinaryArts@SPAC with renowned regional chefs Kim Klopstock, Michael Blake, and Kevin London. An exciting paddle raise hosted by emcee and News10ABC’s Lydia Kulbida will benefit SPAC’s mission, residencies, and youth education initiatives.
Cap off the meal with exclusive access to post-dinner aperitifs and sweet treats on The Pines Terrace. Or join the “Party Pass” goers in the whiskey and cigar lounge or the tasting tent with live music by Jes Hudak.
The evening will culminate with a dazzling fireworks display and a DJ dance party on SPAC’s historic stage.
Party Pass | 8:00-11:00p.m.
Experience SPAC like never before with tastings from local eateries,distilleries and breweries, and a whiskey and cigar loungeaccompanied by live music from Springs native, Jes Hudak – all in an expansive tent on SPAC’s grounds. “Party Pass” attendees also have access to a decadent whiskey and cigar lounge located in The Julie Bonacio Pavilion.
The evening will culminate with a fireworks display and a DJ dance party on SPAC’s historic stage.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit spac.org
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), located in the historic resort town of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York, is one of America’s most prestigious summer festivals. Its tranquil setting in a 2,400-acre park preserve surrounded by hiking trails, geysers, and natural mineral springs draws vacation crowds and arts connoisseurs each year for immersive experiences of performances by resident companies New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival, Opera Saratoga, and concerts by Live Nation. SPAC also hosts imaginative programming such as CulinaryArts@SPAC, Literary Arts events including WAMC@SPAC, and Caffè Lena @ SPAC.
SPAC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations and proceeds from fundraising events benefit the Center’s children’s education programs and support the vibrancy of its classical season. For more information visit spac.org.