Siskin Children’s Institute will present the multi-platinum selling band Starship, featuring Mickey Thomas, at StarNight, the much-anticipated annual fundraising gala.
Co-chairs Alnoor and Gina Dhanani of The Double Cola Company invite all to the event on Saturday, August 24, at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Mickey Thomas has established himself as one of rock music’s most recognizable stars, making his mark in 1976 as lead vocalist with The Elvin Bishop Band. In 1979 he joined Jefferson Starship as lead vocalist, and the group immediately scored a No. 1 hit with “Jane.” With this new sound and powerful vocals, the group was renamed Starship and continued to record an amazing string of hits, including Oscar nominated No. 1 hit “Nothing Gonna Stop Us Now” from the movie “Mannequin.” From that time on, every Starship album released since 1979 has gone Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum. In Addition to Mickey, band members include Jeff Adams, John Roth, Phil Bennett, Darrell Verdusco and Stephanie Bennett.
StarNight guests will enjoy a full night of entertainment, beginning with the cocktail hour featuring local vocalist Robin Grant and rounding out the night with Bizz & Everyday People, a Nashville based group, to keep you dancing at the StarNight After Party.
StarNight 2019 opens with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., then moves to a formal dinner followed by a concert performance by Starship featuring Mickey Thomas. The fun continues with the after party music and dancing from Bizz & Everyday People.
Sponsors for this fabulous event include Double Cola Company, Siskin Steel & Supply Company, SecurAmerica, Hamico, Southeastern Salvage, JoAnn Yates, CBL Properties, Athens Distributing, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Sinclair Broadcasting Group and Entercom.
The Siskin Children’s Institute has been serving children with special needs and their families since 1950. For more information visit siskin.org/starnight.