Steve Miller Performs to the Sold Out Crowd
Guests enjoy Cocktails during the Silent Photography Auction
On Wednesday, May 16, 2007, Empire Entertainment's Not-For-Profit Division produced the second annual Matt's Promise Foundation Benefit & Concert to raise funds to fight various terminal illnesses for the young including cancer and Ducheynne muscular dystrophy.
The sold out event was attended by over 500 guests and was held at the spacious, modern former SoHo Gallery Building, Skylight Studios in New York, NY.
The event featured a silent auction of black & white photographs and a live auction of luxury goods and services, including one-of-a kind lots such as invitations to the exclusive premier party of HBO's hit show "Entourage" and a Fender guitar signed by Steve Miller.
The evening included a cocktail reception and silent black and white photography auction, a seated dinner, a live auction program and a 75 minute concert by The Steve Miller Band that had all the guests on their feet and dancing. The Steve Miller Band played all of their hits including "Fly Like an Eagle," "Take The Money & Run," and "Jet Airliner."
Platinum sponsorships of $25,000 and more included a VIP meet and greet and photo op with Steve Miller.
Empire's Not-For-Profit Division provided event production for this program including event development and budgeting, package and table sales, securing donation of live auction packages, gift bags and silent auction photography, decor and table settings, production including all staging, sound, lighting and video, booking the Steve Miller Band and onsite production.
The successfull evening raised in excess of $900,000 for Matt's Promise.