Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra hosts “Party on Island Time”

Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra hosts “Party on Island Time”

The Mendel Center Upton Grand Hall

1100 Yore Ave., Benton Harbor

Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 5 pm


 Come party with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra as it is joined by area Parrotheads while they“Party on Island Time!,” atour annual dinner and auction fundraiser.


The SMSO is excited to be back in person with its annual event which will feature a live auction, silent auction, dinner and a live band! We hope that attendees will dress in island attire and come enjoy the excitement!


The fun doesn’t stop with just a dinner and a live and silent auction; those in attendance will have the opportunity to enjoy a limbo contest and dance to the sounds of Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band as they bring the Margaritaville atmosphere to life! In addition, there will be margaritas and a signature specialty drink available for purchase at the cash bar. 

Tickets are $125 per person, or you can gather your friends and buy a table of 8 for $900. Included with your ticket will also be one complimentary drink ticket to use at our cash bar.

Appetizers with flavors from the islands will be served during the social hour as attendees look at the items that are being auctioned. Dinner will be served from two meal stations with a choice of island themed food, followed by a featured dessert from The Flour Shop of Stevensville. Johnny Russler and the Beach Bum Band will get people out of their seats and onto the dance floor to sway, twirl and bop to the music. 


The live auction, limbo contest, photo booth, raffle drawing and dancing will add more entertainment for your evening of fun! Prizes will be awarded to the limbo contest winners so start practicing your moves!


WHAT:Party On Island Time! Dinner and Auction

WHERE:Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall

WHEN: May 7, 2022 beginning at 5 p.m.

EVENTS: Dinner, Live and Silent Auctions, Limbo Contest,

 Dancing, Raffle, Cash Bar

COST:$125 per ticket/ $900 table of 8


Tickets can be purchased by visiting the SMSO office at 513 Ship St., by calling 269-982-4030 or by visiting our website,