Broadway Brunch at Texas Discovery Gardens Benefits AIDS Services of Dallas No Tie Dinner

Leslie McDonel wowed the crowd with a sinning stage presence,
inspired selection of show tunes, and with her beautiful voice
in the Grand Hall at Texas Discovery Gardens at
Broadway Brunch 2016.
What a wonderful event! Attendees at Broadway Brunch benefiting AIDS Services of Dallas packed this inaugural edition of what is certain to become an annual tradition. Held over the Labor Day weekend, guests noshed on delicious food and imbibed signature drinks on a Sunday afternoon as they enjoyed a spectacular program of entertainment.

Held in the Grand Hall at Texas Discovery Gardens on Sunday, September 4th, the event featured Leslie McDonel from New York City as featured entertainer. She was supported by Dallas crooner Leslie Frye and a band of local musicians that included Peggy Honea, renowned DFW base player.
Leslie McDonel and
Leslie Frye performed at
Broadway Brunch benfitting
ASD No Tie Dinner 
Leslie Frye kicked off the festivities with several songs that showcased his powerful and emotive voice. Then…. Leslie McDonel took the stage to perform two sets of Broadway classics in a voice and with a stage presence that captivated the crowd. McDonel has appeared in national touring and resident theatre productions of Legally Blonde, American Idiot, Hairspray and numerous other productions.

During the event David Andrew Nelson received the MUCH deserved "Torch Award" for his many years of dedication to our community in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Presenting Sponsor Global Views helped to make the event possible and provided stage décor to brighten the experience for attendees. Food stations sponsored by Sugar City sweets&celebrations, Blackeyed Pea, Blue Mesa Grill, Pappas Catering & Daisy Cakes provided the most delicious dishes that guests are still talking about! DJ Tony Dean provided pre and post performance music programming, and filled in with a selection of great show stoppers during the interlude.

Event organizers chose Dallas Light and Sound to provide audio services for the event, flatscreens and reel creation for sponsor recognition, linens for the tables, and relied on DLS to floorplan the event.

Congratulations again to ASD on a huge Labor Day Weekend success! To find out more about ASD visit the organization's website at http://www.aidsdallas.org and watch the ASD facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/aidsdallas/ for details concerning the 2017 edition of No Tie Dinner.