The 10th annual Moonlight & fundraiser benefitting National Tropical Botanical Garden will rock the South Shore Saturday, Aug. 5. This year’s event features dinner, drinks and dancing to the lively tunes of Kaua’i dance band The Quake at NTBG’s McBryde Garden in Lāwa‘i. Tickets to the event may be purchased at http://ntbg.org/moonlightmusic.
“Moonlight & Music is Kaua‘i’s premier gala event and supports the critical plant conservation, research and education efforts of National Tropical Botanical Garden,” said Chipper Wichman, NTBG President, CEO and Director. “Our donors, members, visitors, volunteers and supporters are the lifeblood of our organization and we’re delighted to have the opportunity year after year to come together, have fun and fundraise for plant conservation efforts that make a difference in Hawai‘i, Florida, and tropical regions around the world.”
In addition to live entertainment by The Quake, Moonlight & Music will feature a short address by honored guest Gov. David Ige, and dinner expertly prepared by internationally recognized chef JP Filion of Stone House Catering.
The silent auction at the event is not to be missed, with items and activities you won’t find elsewhere including: Kate Spade handbags, TREK mountain bikes, and a private dinner with Adam Seger, a celebrity chef and mixologist.
Attendees can also bid on a very special Ni‘ihau shell jewelry and a private tour of NTBG’s Kahanu Garden in Hana, Maui that includes airfare on Hawaiian Airlines.
As in previous years, guests will be transported into McBryde Garden via shuttle from the South Shore Visitors Center in Po‘ipū on a historic sugar cane train route with spectacular views of the Lāwa‘i Bay and Allerton Garden. Guests will arrive in the valley draped with tropical trees, native Hawaiian flora, palms, orchids and exotic plants.
Individual tickets are $175 per person and tables of 10 are offered at various levels. Purchases can be made at ntbg.org/moonlightmusic or by calling (808) 332-6500. Tickets are limited to 350 and the event should sell out prior to Aug. 5.