TCAN Benefit Gala 2019 featuring the "Groovin" soul performance of Felix Cavaliere's Rascals

TCAN Annual Benefit 2019 featuring Felix Cavaliere's Rascals
Saturday October 26th, 2019 at 7:30pm

TCAN’s Annual Benefit is a celebration of the positive impact that the arts have on our community. Proceeds from the benefit will support TCAN's artistic programming as well as its community outreach initiatives. Through subsidized tickets to world-class performances, scholarship opportunities, hosting of local nonprofit events and more, TCAN is dedicated to providing affordable and accessible arts programming that everyone can enjoy. Sponsors and patrons play an important role in supporting the TCAN mission.

About Felix Cavaliere's Rascals

Early in 1965, FELIX CAVALIERE formed the ‘Young Rascals’ with Dino Danelli, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish. That October, they caught the attention of promoter/manager Sid Bernstein with their high-energy set at Long Island’s elite club, Barge. Signed to Atlantic Records, and now called The Rascals, the mega hit “Good Lovin’” struck No. 1 in February 1966. They followed suit with a string of hits like “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long,” “Groovin’(No. 1 in 1967), “How Can I Be Sure,” “A Girl Like You,” “A Beautiful Morning,” and “People Got to Be Free” (No. 1 in 1968). The Rascals are considered the best ‘blue-eyed soul’ group to come out of the 1960s, as well as one of the groups with the most record sales.
 
By the early 70s, The Rascals experimented with more jazz-influenced sounds, and moved to Columbia Records. The Rascals disbanded in 1972. FELIX CAVALIERE’s solo career thrived during this decade. He released his self-titled debut album with Todd Rundgren at the producer helm. His follow-up albums were Destiny (1974), Castles in the Air (1979) (Castle in the Air produced another Top 40 hit – “Only a Heart Sees” reached No. 2), Dreams in Motion (1994) and in 2008 he collaborated with Stax guitar legend, Steve Crooper, on the Grammy-nominated Nudge it Up a Notch and again in 2010 with Midnight Flyer. (Source: FelixCavaliereMusic.com)

Purchase concert tickets

We are all sold out of sponsorship opportunities but still have individual concert tickets for sale. For event information, contact TCAN Development Associate Valerie Barretto at 508-433-6140.