Big Band Ball supports the arts in Taylor

Tickets are on sale now for the second annual “Big Band Ball” on Saturday, February 16, at the Grecian Center, 16300 Dix-Toledo Road, Southgate.

The event, a benefit for the Taylor Friends of the Arts, is presented by the Taylor Cultural Arts Commission. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Dancing to the big band music of Larry Huntington and The Skyliners is scheduled for 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

A cash bar will be open from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The audience will enjoy a dinner performance by Girls’ Night Out from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

A silent auction is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m.

Tickets are available in advance only for $45 each or $80 per couple.

"The Big Band Ball was a huge success last year,” said Debbie Hamilton of the Cultural Arts Commission and Taylor Parks and Recreation Department. “Because of the number of participants, we needed a larger venue this year and chose the beautiful Grecian Center for this annual fund-raiser.

“As a commission, we are proud of our accomplishments over the last three years. We've established a scholarship fund for graduating seniors going into the arts, provided several theatrical performances to sold out crowds, commissioned a beautiful sculpture by Taylor artist Keith Coleman that was installed at the Taylor Petting Farm, given viable opportunities for musicians and actors to perform and gave support to our crown jewel, Taylor Ballet Americana. We truly are looking forward to the growth of cultural arts in the City of Taylor over the next several years."

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (734) 374-3906. To charge tickets by phone, call (734) 287-6318.