Retro Favorites the B-52s Join the Harlem Gospel Choir to Headline The Really Big Show 2018

PURCHASE, NY, Oct. 17, 2018 – From the soaring vocals of “Amazing Grace” to the unmistakable opening guitar riffs of “Rock Lobster,” every music fan will be dancing in the aisles when the world-renowned Harlem Gospel Choir joins “the world’s greatest party band,” the B-52s, for The Really Big Show on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Road in Purchase, N.Y. at 7:30 p.m.

Back for its third blockbuster year, The Really Big Show — recently named Westchester County’s best nonprofit event by Westchester Magazine — will channel the ‘60s variety show classic, “The Ed Sullivan Show,” to benefit the youth mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester.

Also performing will be Matt Schuler of The Voice fame, whose stirring rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” became a top ten hit on iTunes; 16-year-old blind pianist Matthew Whitaker, hailed by Savannah Guthrie of “Today” as the next Stevie Wonder; the Jazz House Kids and The Really Big Show Singers.

The evening will honor Presenting Sponsor Morgan Stanley’s Managing Director, Chad Johnson, Head of National Sales for Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A. Morgan Stanley Managing Director and award-winning children’s book author, Sandra L. Richards, will act as master of ceremonies.

Individual tickets are $175 per person, with sponsorship opportunities available at all levels. Tickets may be purchased online at and sponsorships by calling (914) 937-3779. Major sponsors include Shoreline Foods, Eaton Vance, Thuzio and ACK Asset Management LLC.

“We are extremely grateful that The Really Big Show has become such a hit in our Westchester community,” said Valerie A. Brown, BBBS Executive Director. “We would not be able to continue our vital work on behalf of Westchester’s youth without your enthusiastic support. We hope you’ll join us for an unforgettable evening!”

Note to Editors:
Complimentary press passes are available to attend The Really Big Show and we have a limited number of slots still open for interviews with the evening’s performers. For information, please call (914) 937-3779.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is a youth mentoring program operated under the umbrella of Family Services of Westchester. Since 1958, its mission has been to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships between adult volunteers (Bigs) and young people, ages 7 – 17 (Littles). Learn more about BBBS here:

About Family Services of Westchester
Family Services of Westchester (FSW) is a nonprofit organization operating in Westchester County, N.Y.azws since 1954. With over 50 innovative programs, FSW provides mental health and social services that strengthen and support families, children and individuals at every stage of their lives. Learn more about FSW here:


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