Stay tuned to our website for announcements regarding our 2017 program.
WHAT’S FOR DINNER
From 4:00pm to 8:00pm, all guests age 21 or older can enjoy 2 different draft beers and house wines, as well as unlimited soda and water for guests of all ages. An all-you-can-eat buffet dinner will be served from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and will include:
- Fried Chicken
- Pasta Bourbon
- Italian Sausage and Meatballs with Green Peppers
- Roasted Potatoes
- Fried Corn Fritters
- Garden Salad
- Mini Rolls
We recently came to find out that 115 Bourbon Street does not have a chimney. Fortunately, our friends at YELP and Quintana Law Group were able to provide a little bit of magic. Let’s face it… It just wouldn’t be a holiday event without a guest appearance from the man himself! Santa Claus will be in attendance making photograph appearances, listening to special holiday wishes, and of course… checking his “NICE LIST”.
THE FUNNY BUSINESS
We’re thrilled to announce a guest appearance by Chicagoland native and stand up comedian, Michael Palascak. You may recognize him from the Conan O’Brian show, or from his successful run on LAST COMIC STANDING! Be sure to catch him while he’s in town and visit his website at michaelpalascak.com
A BIT OF JAZZ
We are on Bourbon Street right!? Lance Brown, AKA “Archtop Brownie”, is one of Chicago-lands premier Jazz and Blues musicians. He’s performed in every state in the US as a story teller, a painter, a musician, and is all-in-all unbelievably talented. Performing solo, or in any variation of his many bands, he’s sure to keep a crowds feet moving. Be sure to catch him on our stage, or learn more at lancestunes.com
A TOUCH OF STRINGS
Originally from Wheaton, Illinois, Patti Garvey began her studies of the cello in public school, and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and a master’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
Following school, Patti joined the cello section of the Rochester Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, and the Pittsburgh and San Diego Symphonies. While living in Los Angeles, she played with the Santa Barbara Symphony and enjoyed performing on American Idol, the Voice, X-Factor, Glee, with Bono and The Edge, DJ Skrillex, and in movie soundtracks including A Good Day to Die Hard, The Woman in Black, and Wolverine.
Patti went on to study the techniques of Venezuela’s music program, El Sistema, in Caracas and El Sistema USA in LA, and to perform with the Chicago Philharmonic, Illinois Philharmonic, New Phil, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony, and has played Carnegie Hall, Chicago’s Symphony Center, Cleveland’s Severance Hall, Miami’s New World Center, Teatro Teresa Carreño of Caracas, Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, and Konzerthaus of Berlin.
She maintains an interest in early music, playing the bass, tenor, and treble viols and baroque cello, and performs as a cellist and viola da gamba player with the GRAMMY®-nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire, and as a dedicated music teacher, has taught students aged two to seventy-two in settings ranging from music schools to prisons.
DUPAGE DRONES BAGS CONTEST
So your family has game? Pit your skills against the rest of the attendees to win the 2016 Holiday Bags Championship. The DuPage Drones are hosting the 2016 Bags Contest of the year. The winning team will walk away with a brand new drone and two season passes to the DuPage Drones 2017 season. Most importantly, the winning team will have bragging rights next year as the returning champion to defend their title. Grab you favorite bags partners and be sure to register early.
REGISTRATION IS FREE BUT THERE IS A SUGGESTED MINIMUM $50.00 DONATION PER TEAM TO PARTICIPATE. 4:00pm to 4:30pm will be reserved for registration and practice tosses. Teams will begin promptly every 15 minutes.
1. Upon registration and confirmation of event ticket purchase in cases of pre-registration, your team will be contacted with it’s reserved time slot.
2. Teams are not limited to how many players may participate, but only 2 players will be allowed to throw during each round.
3. Players will have exactly 1 minute to execute 3 tosses each. Players will alternate on a A1 B1 A2 B2 basis.
4. The winning team will be defined by the team that either reaches 21 points first, or has the highest score after 10 minutes of play.
5. The winning team from each bout will move on to the next round.
THE FINAL ROUND WILL BE FEATURED IN FRONT OF THE AUDIENCE AT 7:30 PM.
It wouldn’t be the day after Thanksgiving if we weren’t making cookies and decorating them! Sweet Freddie’s Desserts presents our 2016 Dessert Decorating Stations. Be sure to visit the dessert station to add your own decorative touch to cookies, cakes, pies, brownies, and other treats, with an array of toppings and dips. There is a small fee for each goody and a portion of all desert purchases will be donated to our charity causes!
Our event is focused on driving awareness to two fantastic organizations. In order to provide support to their causes and their audience, we are proud to present a FREE ADVICE booth sponsored by William Osterman of Principal Financial. Planning for the future is crucial, and planning for the care of sick family members, or those with special needs, is often a complicated matter. No one can predict the future, but we encourage you to spend a moment with Bill, because he can help you make plans for it.
Holiday Themed Photo and Video Booths
Brought to you by Martina Magnusson Photography and Kake Multimedia, simply choose your digital background, and say cheese. If you prefer to make a video message, you can sing a song, or even tell your family about the fun they are missing at the Black Friday Ball. Your photo or video will be processed and will be made available for you through our website shortly after our event.
FAMILY GAMES AND TRIVIA
Ali Baig of Baig of Tricks Entertainment isn’t just this year’s lovable MC, but Baig of Tricks will be hosting TRIVIA QUESTIONS with prizes throughout the course of the event, as well as various family and children’s games to keep the little ones entertained. Ranging from standard board games to over sized parlor games and standards like BOZO BUCKETS.
DJ ERIK LANGLO AKA “GASBEATZ”
Erik Langlo, aka DJ GASBEATZ, will be mixing up a helping of holiday classics and new jingles to keep our audience humming along throughout the course of the event! Erik is working to release his debut album through Kake Multimedia this winter. Stay tuned for more information at GASBEATZ.COM
THE AFTER PARTY
115 Bourbon Street boasts an impressive 51,000 square feet of entertainment complex including a full service kitchen, a beer garden with bags and bocce ball, a sports bar with gaming facility, a night club with live DJ, a saloon with country line dancing, and at 8:00pm our party will convert into a live rock venue! At 8:00pm, the venue will open to the public and our guests are invited to stay and enjoy all of the entertainment this amazing facility has to offer!
At 8:00PM, the Holiday Ball Room becomes center stage for Chicagoland’s premier 80’s cover band, 16 Candles! Join us after the ball for a time warp back to the days of neon jelly shoes, ripped jean jackets, and ALF!
COUNTRY LINE DANCING
If 80’s isn’t your flavor, the Saloon becomes the stage for Live Country Music and Line Dancing. YEEEHAW!
NIGHT CLUB DJ
Still not convinced? Get your friends and your best running man ready to join the DJ in the nightclub room for the most current dance hits.