Daily News

Celebrity Bartending Event to Benefit Springfield Symphony Orchestra

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has more than just a memorable season of classical music on tap. On Thurs., Oct. 27, the SSO is inviting the public to support the symphony at its third annual celebrity bartending fund-raiser, to be held at the Student Prince and the Fort in downtown Springfield. All tips and a portion of all purchases will benefit the SSO. There is no admission fee, but participants must be at least 21 years old.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., celebrity bartenders will include Springfield Mayor Dominic Sarno, Fire Commissioner Joseph Conant, Springfield Sting owner Zach Baru, White Lion Brewery owner Ray Berry, Springfield Thunderbirds Manager Ryan Smith, Springfield BID Executive Director Chris Russell, Western Mass News Anchors Lindsay Iadeluca and Chris Pisano, and Lazer 99.3 DJ Leslie, to name a few. Celebrities will staff the bar, serving up beer and wine to symphony supporters. To find out when your favorite local celebrity will be behind the bar, visit springfieldsymphony.org/calendar.

In addition to a fun evening of drinks and conversation with members of the SSO staff and local celebrities, guests may enter to win raffle prizes, including free concert tickets. Free valet parking will also be provided.

After the success of last year’s event, this year promises to be a well-attended evening of socializing and support for the SSO, said SSO Executive Director Peter Salerno. “For three years running, this has been an exciting event for both the symphony and our guests. It also provides an opportunity for the city to support and celebrate the outstanding music the symphony is able to bring to Springfield.”