Saturday, Sept. 23 from 6pm – 10pm
Join PSABC in celebrating our 2nd Annual “Time Traveling” Gala, featuring 3 different era inspired parties at 3 different historic locations in Asheville with a historic trolley ride to get you there. Guests will enjoy era inspired music, entertainment, food by Chef Michael’s Catering and cocktail wizardry by Sovereign Remedies.
Keeping in the tradition or our 2016 Inaugural Gala, we will kick off our event in downtown Asheville at the YMI Cultural Center with a toast to the city and the steamy sounds of a speakeasy era jazz band. From there our guests will then board historic trolleys and be shuttled to two additional parties.
As we travel through history, we will take guests to the elegant Arts & Crafts era Sondley House in Haw Creek, where guests will be entertained by“old-time” bluegrass band, Slim Chance and the Can’t Hardly Playboys and get to try out their contra dancing skills in the former library of Mr. Forester Sondley. Every detail of this private residence was painstakingly restored over 10 years to it’s former glory by Terry & Chris Latanich and architect Robert Griffin. Not usually open to the general public, guests will get a glimpse of what relaxed mountain living was like in the 1920’s.
Another destination on our journey is the beautiful Belle Epoch era Zealandia Castle. Built in 1889 on Beaucatcher Mountain by John Evans Brown, this pebbledash-on-brick enclosure was modeled after Haddon Hall in England. Frequented by the Vanderbilts, this hidden gem features a 1919 mural painted in the style of Italian painter Benozzo Gozzoli in the dining hall that is not open to the general public .
Our guests will have the opportunity to fill their dance cards as they sway to classical waltzes by Lew Gelfond’s String Trio and enjoy food and beverages fit for an aristocrat. If guests are LUCKY, they might even get to catch a glimpse of the ghost as we pass under the haunted Helen’s bridge on the way to the castle.
Between each location, guests will be able to choose from four different ticket options on Grey Line Trolley Tours of Asheville that range from learning about the rich cultural history of Asheville to sipping a glass of premium Biltmore Wines or beer and being entertained by live musicians.
As an added bonus, SPONSORS & special guests will be whisked away by trolley to a SECRET party at a 4th surprise location where they will receive a special gift and our gratitude for their generous contribution.
Tickets are limited to 250 guests. We recommend that you get your tickets in advance as there will be no ticket sales at the door.
Special Thanks to our 2nd Annual PSBC Gala Sponsors:
Alfonse Mucha Sponsors – $5,000+
Steve & Cynthia Watson
The Biltmore Wine Company
Toulouse Lautrec Sponsors – $2,500 +
Mr. James Vaughn & Mr. Kevin Broadwater
Speakeasy Sponsors – $1,000 +
Dr. Edward & Robin Plyler
Chef Michael’s Catering
Potpourri Garden Club
Wendy Newman Photography
Special recognition and thanks to the following contributors for helping to make our gala a success:
YMI Cultural Center of Asheville
Terry & Chris Lantanich, The Sondley Estate
Zealand Holding Company
Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville
Hornaday Design, Inc.
Ms. Shelley Pereda
Here are just a few of the highlights from the PSABC 2016 Inaugural Gala: