Shine A Light™ On ’68 Was A Hit!

Stay tuned here for announcements on 2019’s Shine A Light™

The annual Shine A Light™ On The Queen concert is a musical spectacle that needs to be seen to be truly heard. Over 60 local musicians come together on one stage, swapping out members to play the hits of whatever theme strikes our fancy! This “Musical Chairs” approach to playing the stage generates thousands of dollars in donations to The Light Up The Queen Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to preserving the Queen Theater in Wilmington, DE, and to preserving arts education for children in our community.

Shine A Light™ On ’68

Shine A Light™ On 1968 – A celebration of the music of 1968, performed by a revolving line up of over 60 local musicians.  This is not your cousin’s cover band…this is a concert experience, with full visual spectacle and an immersive vibe.  It is the biggest party of the year!

This year’s theme is 1968! From Psychedelia to Motown to Rock, it was a year that lit the fuse for the explosion of the most memorable music era of a century.

All proceeds benefit the Light Up The Queen Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to delivering music education and programs to the youth of New Castle County.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
6pm Doors for VIPs
7pm Doors for General Admission

General Admission – SOLD OUT

VIP/Balcony including open bar and great food – SOLD OUT
(The tax-deductible amount for a GA ticket is $45 and $180 for VIP)

Shine A Light™ On ’68 is now Sold Out.

The VIP Section

The educational mission of LUQ ties in nicely to our Shine A Light™ VIP experience this year as we have engaged The CROP Foundation to cater dinner for our VIPs. To date, The CROP Foundation has awarded over $25,000 in scholarships to help students attend the country’s most prestigious culinary schools.  The Shine A Light™ VIP and CROP Foundation partnership will ultimately translate to more educational opportunities and scholarships for students in need.
Featuring Celebrity Chefs
Bryan Sikora of Queen-neighbors La Fia and Merchant Bar
Robert Lhulier of Robert Lhulier Cuisine
Executive Pastry Chef Michele Mitchell formerly of Hotel du Pont
Tom Hannum of Buckley’s Tavern
Pat Bradley of Tonic Bar and Grille

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Special Thanks To:

Advanced Paving Services for providing Lyft transportation vouchers for VIPs, Tito’s Handmade Vodka for spiriting the evening, Draper & Kramer for sponsoring our Live Stream of the entire evening, Tonic Bar and Grille for feeding our musicians and allowing guests a discounted menu, and to Dr. Richard Carroccia of Dental Associates of Delaware for VIP Red Carpet smile memories of the event. Thanks to The Bancorp, The Buccini/Pollin Group, and JP Morgan Chase for sponsoring and supporting this community and the Light Up The Queen Foundation. The generous underwriting of these businesses assures a fun and successful event and continued community programming at The Queen!

Thank You for Donating Today

The Light Up The Queen Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit, is dedicated to the preservation of the Queen Theater in Wilmington, DE. Donations from Community Partners ensure that the Light Up The Queen Foundation can continue providing quality Music & Arts Education programming in the historic Queen Theater.