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Jazz in Bloom Summer Party at the Dana-Thomas House

  • Dates: 20 Jul, 2013
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois, United States
  • Address: 301 E. Lawrence
  • Contact: Regina Albanese
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  • Phone: 217.788.9452
Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Dana-Thomas House for Susan Lawrence Dana to entertain. In keeping with Susan’s tradition, the Dana-Thomas House Foundation will provide an evening of entertainment at Jazz in Bloom, Saturday, July 20, 6-9 PM. Well known in the Central Illinois and beyond, The Sam Crain Trio is our featured musical talent.

During the evening guests are welcome to tour the Dana House at their leisure. This is the only evening summer event held at the house and allows attendees the opportunity to experience the Frank Lloyd Wright designed environment as special guests, very much as it was originally intended. The art glass takes on a particularly lovely sparkle in the summer evening light.

Music and evening entertainment were also a part of the Taliesin Fellowship life of the Frank Lloyd Wright community. Evening events would involve elegant dress and grooming, music and plays and very fine meals. These events taught Wright’s students the appreciation of gracious living and the incorporation of various arts in their architecture. In Susan Lawrence Dana, Wright found the ideal client, one who already held these same interests and fine tastes and could afford them. Together they created one of Wright’s most lavish residential projects of the Prairie period of his career.

Admission includes delectable food by Arena Catering and a cocktail bar. A silent auction featured at the event has become renowned for rare and unusual decorative arts and collectables as well as golf and baseball game packages, entertainment tickets, spa treatments, gift baskets and so much more. The event attracts attendees from Springfield and central Illinois, as well as from the Frank Lloyd Wright community nationwide. $60 per person admission includes all food and beverages and makes for a complete evening of entertainment. Proceeds from the event support the education and preservation programs of the Dana-Thomas House Foundation, which was established in 1983.