02.08.14 6:00PM @ - Lied Center Main Stage

Dinner, dancing and a silent auction will take center stage on Saturday, February 8 when the Friends of Lied host their 12th biennial Gala, this year titled “Emerald Nights”.

The Friends of Lied, a group of volunteers who support the Lied Center in all capacities from on-stage programming, free tickets for underserved children and adults and educational outreach, hold the biennial Gala every other winter. The event centers on fundraising efforts for the Lied Center and includes a silent auction and raffle of various donated items including a trip for two to Monterey, CA, a stunning pendant necklace from Borsheims, and a 40” flat screen television from Schaefer’s. Raffle tickets for the event are currently on sale for $10 and can be purchased from Friends of Lied board members or at the event. For a complete listing of the auction items, click HERE.

The evening’s events will take place on the Lied Center’s 30’ x 70’ proscenium main stage and will feature a 3-course dinner of roast tenderloin of beef with glace de viande and grilled salmon filet with lemon caper butter catered by Hap Abraham Catering, dancing and live entertainment with Raw Nerve Band and the Summit String Quartet, and cocktails by Meier’s Cork ‘n Bottle. Attendees are encouraged to dress in “Emerald Nights” apparel, black tie is optional.

Ticket Information

Reservations for the Friends of Lied 12th Biennial Emerald Nights Gala can be made at the Lied Administrative Office or by phone at 402.472.4704. The cost to attend is $125.00 ($65.00 tax deductible). Attendance for those 40 years of age and younger is $85.00 ($25.00 tax deductible).

Table Pricing Options also available:

  • Emerald—Table of up to 10 people for $2,500 ($1,935 tax deductible)
  • Diamond-- Table of up to 10 people for $1,850 ($1,280 tax deductible)

*Donors at the Emerald & Diamond levels will be acknowledged in the Gala program if reservations are received by January 20, 2014.

    Hotel Information

    Courtyard Marriott
    Book your group rate: Friends of Lied, call 402-904-4800 and ask for Friends of Lied rate, 1-800-Marriott or click here.

    Embassy Suites
    Call 402-473-4703 and ask for Friends of Lied Gala rate
    Holiday Inn
    Lied Center Gala rates click here.