Gala 2016 Vanessa Williams

Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University proudly presents Gala2016 on Saturday, October 8, 2016.


Celebrate our 20th anniversary with superstar Vanessa Williams. One of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today, her critically acclaimed work in film, television, Broadway and music has been recognized by every major industry award.  She has sold more than 7 million records, scored numerous #1 and Top 10 hits, and sang the Golden Globe, Grammy and Oscar-winning Colors of the Wind from Disney’s Pocahontas. In 2007, she achieved a career pinnacle with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Concert-only tickets go on sale to the general public on July 14.  Tickets will be available at $75 and $150 and include the 8 pm performance and a post-performance dessert reception. There will be a limited number of tickets available at $55 for all full-time students. Zoellner Arts Center subscribers and donors will be able to purchase concert-only tickets in advance of the general public. To become a subscriber or donor, contact Ticket Services at 610-758-2787, ext. 0 or email

Gala Evening tickets are on sale now. Tickets for Zoellner Arts Center’s premier fundraiser are $550, which includes a cocktail reception, elegant dinner, preferred concert seating and a post-performance dessert reception. To purchase gala evening tickets call 610-758-2691, email or click here.

Funds raised at Gala2016 support the arts at Lehigh University and Zoellner Arts Center's presentations of world-class guest artists, community service initiatives, educational and family programs. Gala2016 Committee members are Oldrich Foucek III (chair), Philip Basnage, Crystal Daye, Valerie Johnson, Kirk Kozero, Brenda McGlade, Tina Nester, LuAnn Silberg and Alex Tamerler.