The Saint Vincent Cardiovascular fundraiser event was an INCREDIBLE gig opportunity! Not only is this the grandest event of the year sponsored by Lucas Oil, but it’s also held at the infamous Lucas Oil Estate located in Carmel, Indiana. Our performers for this amazing Mardi Gras themed fundraiser were Jennifer Lee Knuth and Jim Gritschke. Our dynamic duo brought their dueling piano show to the next level with a fabulous amount of ENERGY and FUN. In fact, we helped raise over a WHOPPING $1.2 MILLION dollars at the Saint Vincent Cardiovascular fundraiser! Felix and Fingers can’t say enough about how incredible of an evening this was!
Saint Vincent Cardiovascular Fundraiser Event Carmel Indiana
The Saint Vincent Cardiovascular fundraiser event is a yearly festive celebration hosted by the Lucas Oil Estate. The Saint Vincent Cardiovascular Foundation is a mission-driven program creating and perpetuating financial support for poor and medically underserved populations. If you would like more information on the St. Vincent Cardiovascular Foundation please click here.
Felix and Fingers have played all over the country and in all honesty the Lucas Oil Estate had us floored. If you want to experience paradise, extraordinary service and the best cuisine in town for your next special event, look into the beautiful Lucas Oil Estate. This historic mansion is located on 33 acres and is the perfect location to hold your next upscale occasion. From the the valet service, to the servers, the bartenders, the host, the cuisine…again OUTSTANDING! Please click here to take a tour of the magnificent Lucas Oil residential estate.
Mardi Gras offers the perfect theme for a spirited fundraiser and we must say our performers pulled it together with an amazing show. The Saint Vincent Cardiovascular fundraiser spared no expense with balloons, masks and colorful costumes. They even had living statues as well as an aerialist! Furthermore, this mansion was decked out in gold, green and purple accents giving a true Mardis Gras effect. Inside the mansion were confetti cannons adding an amazing background to the acrobats and a local string cover band. WOW…just WOW!!
A Fantastic Fundraiser to Remember
Let’s talk about the AMAZING food. To say nothing of the least, guests enjoyed a variety of 5-star chef prepared NOLA themed food options. For example, beautifully decorated tents offered grilled gator, turducken and mouth watering shrimp paella. Additionally offered were Cajun style seafood tacos which were a HIT with the crowd. And if those weren’t enough delicious dining options, throw in a fresh Po’ Boy sandwich tent next to a lobster mac n cheese station. Much to our delight we located a tent with the famous NOLA drink on tap…the Hurricane!
Another main sponsor of this fundraiser was Maker’s Mark Bourbon. One of our favorite bourbons companies! In fact, they set up their own tent and offered samples of their finest spirits, teaching guests about their process. They also donated an incredible showcase of items to raise funds for the Saint Vincent Cardiovascular Fundraising event. For $100 you could enter a raffle for 2 wax dipped glasses and a specialty bottle of Maker’s Mark bourbon. A highlight of this fundraiser was a dinner with 6 notable heart surgeons, it sold for a WHOPPING $25,000!
Since entertainment is the key in recreating the spirit of Mardi Gras, our performers WOWED guests with a variety of Zydeco and New Orleans style jazz. Everyone enjoyed songs such as Mardi Gras Mambo by The Meters and Big Chief by Professor Longhair while dining on amazing food and sipping on exceptional bourbon. Barring that, it wasn’t all songs of the Mardi Gras theme. Therefore, we played bluegrass and country song requests such as Uncle Pen by Bean Blossom and Jolene by Dolly Parton. Everyone had a blast dancing and singing to our interactive dueling piano show!
In conclusion, the Saint Vincent Cardiovascular Fundraiser event was one of the most decadent gigs we’ve ever played! Above all, this was a sophisticated affair raising TONS of money for an important cardiovascular cause. We can’t say enough great things about this fundraiser and look forward to returning to this impressive estate to perform at future events. Felix and Fingers want you to know our nationwide dueling piano show is ready for your next special event. If you’d like us to bring the party to your next gathering, shoot us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for further information on our amazing interactive show. We look forward to hearing from you soon!