Chicago, IL —
The All Need Love Festival, a one-night only event dedicated to love and global awareness, will be held February 14 at The Field Museum.
Beginning at 8 p.m., an eclectic ensemble of performance and speakers including headliners Flipper Dalton and Funkadesi along with percussionist and composer Dr. Kahil El'Zabar and his Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Turkish musical genius Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Greek jazz singer Alexia, Bandoleros, DJs Dani Deahl, Flylife (Wojtec Tusz), M. Sylvia, and Sadie Woods, supernatural entertainer Lior Suchard and Chicago's own The Second City will come together to celebrate this universal emotion and most unique human trait. With several rooms of activities and five stages, the All Need Love Festival is perfect for singles, couples or groups of friends seeking out a unique Valentine's Day event.
The grand halls of The Field Museum will be visually enhanced to provide an atmospheric background for a cast of world-renowned performers as guests and audience members enjoy socializing and sharing their experiences with new and old friends over seven signature cocktails and fare. The perfect setting for this global celebration, the various halls and wings of The Field Museum will each offer a different themed experience, replete with specialty cocktails to represent each cultural exploration.
Tickets to the All Need Love Festival are $96 for General Admission, $160 for VIP Admission and $260 for Gold VIP Admission. Gold VIP admission is extremely limited and will include a seated five-star dinner in a private area at The Field Museum. Doors will open at 8 p.m. for all ticket holders and include access to all main stage events and open bar until 1 a.m. VIP ticket holders will have access to an exclusive VIP area with hors d'oeuvres and a private bar as well as private performance opportunities.
Tickets are available for advance purchase only, online at allneedlove.com. Tickets will only be available at these price points through February 7, 2011 and Gold VIP admission will close on Feb. 7. After February 7, VIP admission will be $175 and general admission will be $115. All ticket sales will close Sunday, February 13. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.
In the spirit of giving love, a portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit the Success For Kids Foundation. The SFK supports the education of at risk children by delivering innovative research-based programs to enhance their emotional intelligence, problem solving and self-sufficiency skills. There will be a silent auction featuring art, trips and Lester Lampert jewelry with all proceeds going to the SFK Foundation. For more information on Success For Kids, visit sfk.org.
The All Need Love Festival is produced by Mor Visual Entertainment, an internationally recognized special event, design & production company. Established in 1994, it has created events from 50 – 80,000 people, that have spanned the world, and has worked with DKNY, Woodstock 1999, Olympic Games 2004, Perry Farrel, MTV, US Navy special event, Lincoln Center, and many more.
Sponsors include hotel partner, Hotel Sax Chicago, a Thompson Hotel, CS magazine and Lester Lampert jeweler, as well as festival partner The H.O.P.E. Foundation.
For more information and updates on festival events, visit allneedlove.com. ChicagoPride.com readers may use the promo code "goshaneedlove" for a 20% on any of the level of tickets.
Related: Blogger, talk show host, nightclub emcee and the mastermind behind JasonCurious.com, Jason Sechrest will be hosting the Zodiac Singles Mixer at the upcoming All Need Love Festival February 14 at The Field Museum. This special mixer will offer singles in attendance an exclusive lounge area to meet and chat. Read the CP interview with Jason Sechrest.