Evening Under the Stars 2018

Evening Under the Stars 2018

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Gladys Knight will be the headline entertainment for the 25th annual Evening Under the Stars gala, to be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the O’Donnell Golf Club in Palm Springs. Gladys Knight is a seven-time Grammy Winner and one of the greatest singers of our time.  Her Billboard Number 1 R&B Singles include: “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “That’s What Friends are For,” “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me,” “Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye),” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” and “If I Were Your Woman.”

Gladys Knight is one of greatest singers in the world, period. Evening Under the Stars is not only a great fundraiser, it’s also a great show. This year, as we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this iconic Palm Springs event, we’ll pull out all the stops to make it extra special.

Evening Under the Stars gala festivities will begin with an extended sunset cocktail hour on the grounds of the O’Donnell Golf Club against a backdrop of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, widely regarded as one of the most festive cocktail receptions of the season. A short awards program will recognize a few inspirational honorees (to be announced soon), followed by a delicious dinner, and the performance by Gladys Knight. 

Evening Under the Stars is the largest annual fundraiser for AAP – Food Samaritans, a non-profit organization that provides nutritional support for low-income people living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

This year's honorees include Auen Foundation, represented by Sherrie Auen, Ron

Auen, and Catharine Reed for the Jeannette Rockefeller Humanitarian Award, The Desert Sun

Media Group for the Gloria Greene Inspiration Award, Desert Tennis Association, represented

by Nabil Najjar for the Herb Lazenby Community Service Award, and Denise Haslam and

Angela Slater for the Frank Jurczyk Volunteer Award. The honorees will receive public

recognition at the annual fundraising event.