Gala en Rouge

May 15, 2021 | 11:00 AM–2:00 PM

Join us in the very heart of downtown Grand Rapids.

Experience elegance and glamour in an unexpected time and place. Guests dressed all in red will indulge in delectable food and drink while being enchanted by the sounds of one of Chicago’s best bands, Brass from the Past. As they are treated to beautiful performances from the National Collegiate Vocal Competition and Betty Van Andel Scholarship winners, guests will rediscover the joy of music while supporting the varied music education programs the company offers.


The secret location has been revealed! We will be taking over Monroe Center Street, between Ottawa and Ionia Avenues. The entrance will be at the corner of Monroe Center and Ottawa. Parking is available at area public lots and ramps—the three closest are noted on the map.


$100 per person


Attire is red formal/cocktail. It’s simple—wear something chic and red! Red is the color of drama, of love, of passion. And most importantly, it’s the color of Opera Grand Rapids.

You can check out some inspiration here.

Not sure where to get your outfit? Leigh’s and Fitzgerald’s are the premier women’s and menswear destinations for Gala en Rouge.


“One of the Best Cover Bands in Chicago!”

–CBS News

BRASS FROM THE PAST is the HOTTEST horn band in the Midwest. Boasting an unstoppable 6-piece horn section, tight 4-piece rhythm section, and 3 powerful singers who command the stage, this is no ordinary band! Covering: Stevie Wonder, , Aretha Franklin, Pattie Labelle, Tina Turner, Chaka Kahn, James Brown, Four Tops, Temptations, Chicago, BS&T and more.


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