Our Blacktie & Tailpipes Gala opens Grand Prix Race Week in formal style in just three weeks on Friday, July 26. This is a must for any auto enthusiast, We are taking the party downtown to the beautiful PPG Place and the Wintergarden. The 8,000 sq ft plant-filled, glass-enclosed venue is bathed in natural light. Based in the iconic PPG Place, there really is no other location like it.In addition to being one of the city’s best summer parties, it is also a significant fundraiser for our charity partners. Bobby Rahal Auto Group is the Presenting Sponsor. DETAILS

Event Opens: 7:00
Silent Auction: 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Open Bar: 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Opening Remarks: 8:00 PM
Dinner: 8:15 PM
Live Auction: 9:00 – 9:30 PM

Paints by Kait

The Grand Prix has a long history of guest artists painting live at our gala event. We are excited that the talented and beautiful Kait Schoeb will be our guest artist at PPG Wintergarden. According to Kait, one of my favorite parts of being an artist is my ability to help people. In recent years, I’ve found that I can raise money for great causes and organizations, and my art has a real purpose.’ We can’t wait to see what Kait plans to paint!

Emcee & Entertainment: Billy Hartung

Billy was with us in 2021 and returns this year thanks to the sponsorship from Maggie & John Schmotzer at Metropolitan Window Company. As an Entertainer, Billy has enjoyed a 25-year career involving Broadway, Off-Broadway, films, television and regional theatres throughout the country.  Currently, he can be seen singing and dancing in the Academy Award-winning movie musical “CHICAGO” (Miramax). He is thrilled to have been invited to perform at the 75th Annual Academy Awards (ABC) and The 25th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center Honors (CBS), where he performed in a tribute to Chita Rivera. With over 1000 performances on the Broadway stage to his credit, Billy has been featured in the “Original Casts” of three Broadway shows.

Tickets On Sale Now
Single tickets are $325 each, and a table of 10 is $3,000

Thank you to our generous sponsors