Think back to the glory years of the Classic Restaurant when we provided a small slice of Las Vegas in the heart of our small, hometown in North Providence.
Who was your favorite performer? Whatever happened to the friendly patrons who graced us with their presence on a weekly basis? How about all the graduation parties and engagement celebrations all the memories families shared with us in the cozy confines of our warm establishment?
Now, when the curtain opens for the first time tonight, close your eyes and let your imagination run wild. Picture yourself unwinding after a long work week while Mike Dutra, Steve Palumbo and Richie Gomes serenade us with their dolcit tones.
Welcome to "The Summer Classic" — more than just a concert, this is a gathering of old friends and family, a night of dancing, music and entertainment. The performers you've grown to love are back tonight under the same roof for the first time in decades, a rare treat in this day and age.
Along with Dutra, Palumbo and Gomes, we've got Steve Anthony and his powerful band, Per-suasion, Brother To Brother, comedian David DiLorenzo, Terrell Osborne, the legendary Angela Bacari, our very own 10-piece band, Reminisce, and a special performance from up-and-coming pop sensation, B-Capp, from the fighting city of Brockton.
Tonight, we usher in a new era of entertainment; we're mixing old and new with an eclectic variety of sounds that will keep you dancing throughout the night.
Having promoted professional boxing and mixed martial arts for more than 30 years, I can truly say this one of the most exciting events I've ever been a part of, because not only are we entertaining fans on a new level, we're resurrecting a genre that has become a lost art in Rhode Island. The best part is we've teamed with a tremendous charity in Pink-Surance, which is geared toward raising money and support for women who demand early detection in the fight against breast cancer. We're hosting a silent auction with all proceeds going toward this worthwhile cause.
We ask you to give generously, but, more importantly, we ask you to relax and let your imagination take you back to a time when hospitality and entertainment were a priority, not just a privilege.
— Jimmy Burchfield Sr.