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The Casino Night Gala will take place at Jacobs Hall | News

The Danville Symphony Orchestra pops into Danville’s Golden Nugget Casino. On April 9, the DSO will host a casino-themed gala in 1920s style.

The event will take place at Jacobs Hall, a newly restored historic building on the Danville Area Community College campus.

The main level of Jacobs Hall features the classic architecture of a former Carnegie library. This is where guests will be treated to an elegant dinner hosted by DACC culinary students. The dinner will be followed by a live auction.

The lower level is where the casino action will take place, capturing the atmosphere of a 1920s-style speakeasy. Winners of the card tables and dice games will throw their loot in a draw for prizes of the silent auction.

Gala chair, Don Marrow, says the gala generated a lot of excitement in the community.

“This gala will be special for many reasons,” Marrow said. “We are coming out of a pandemic and are the first group outside of the college to host an event in this beautiful DACC building.”

Guests are encouraged to come to the gala in “Great Gatsby” era attire.

Those wishing to attend are invited to make their reservations now.

“Tickets are very limited for this year’s gala,” Marrow said. “We can only sell 120 tickets. There is no doubt that they will go fast.

To reserve tickets, call 217-443-5300 or register online at

The event begins at 4:30 p.m. for cocktail hour.

Anyone who cannot be present can show their support for the symphony by donating to the gala.

“The biennial gala is the only major fundraiser for the DSO and provides much-needed support to enable us to continue to bring beautiful orchestral music to Danville and the surrounding area,” said Marrow.

The DSO is a 501 c 3 organization with a 55-year tradition of bringing outstanding orchestral performance to the City of Danville, Vermilion County and the East Central Illinois region. Performances are supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council and the John P. Cadle Foundation.

For more information, contact Jason Rome at (217) 474-1869 or visit the Fischer Theater website at