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The Best and Most Anticipated Gourmet Charity Gala in Montreal! Dine in style with your friends and family at the 17th annual Strangers in the Night gala, benefiting The West Island Black Community Association, Shriners Hospitals for Children & The West Island Women’s Shelter



Kool & The Gang

Formed as a jazz ensemble in the mid-'60s, Kool & the Gang became one of the most inspired and influential funk units during the '70s, and one of the most popular R&B groups of the '80s after their breakout hit "Celebration." Just as funky as James Brown or Parliament (and sampled almost as frequently), Kool & the Gang relied on their jazz backgrounds and long friendship to form a tightly knit group with the interplay and improvisation of a jazz outfit, plus the energy and spark of a band with equal ties to soul, R&B, and funk.

Robert "Kool" Bell (aka Muhammad Bayyan) and his brother Ronald (aka Khalis Bayyan) grew up in Jersey City and picked up the music bug from their father, who was a professional boxer, serious jazz lover, and close friend of Thelonious Monk. Their 21 Top 40 hits exhibit uncommon range, from the tough funk of "Jungle Boogie," to the smooth instrumental soul of "Summer Madness," to the lively pop of "Joanna." As an album act, they've been just as successful, having hit the Top Ten of the R&B chart with a dozen LPs that include the gold Wild and Peaceful (1973), the all-platinum run of Ladies' Night (1979), Celebrate! (1980), Something Special (1981), and Emergency (1984), and the gold Forever (1986). Since the '90s, they've focused most on touring, and performed at Strangers in the Night 9 back in 2013. We are proud to have them back with us once again ten years later in 2023.

Also Performing Live

Gloria Gaynor

With the exception of 2020, Gloria continues to tirelessly tour the world with her ten piece band performing in the USA, Europe, South America, and beyond each year. She was a presenter at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards and the headliner at both the 2015 and the 2020 “Official GRAMMY Celebration.”
Gloria was also honored by the Library of Congress on May 6, 2017 after having her recording of her global anthem, “I Will Survive,” inducted in the library’s collection of recordings with American historical & cultural significance in 2016.
From individuals triumphing over illness to those suffering from the painful loss of a loved one to others piecing their lives together after bearing witness to a national tragedy, “I Will Survive,” has become an emotional anthem for them and for millions of Gloria’s adoring fans around the world. “‘I Will Survive’ is my mantra, the core of my God-given purpose,'” Gaynor said in a statement. “It is my privilege and honor to use it to inspire people around the world of every nationality, race, creed, color and age group to join me as I sing and live the words: ‘I Will Survive.’”

Special Guests Live Performance Bands

Freddie James

One of the most popular party bands in Montreal, Freddie James Project has been together for over eighteen years now and is proud to be back once again at Strangers in the Night 2023.
Freddie James Project has been dazzling the world over with their smooth singing styles, boundless energy, and the ability to virtually hold a crowd in the palm of their hands.
The band has been touring throughout Asia and the middle East as well as the United States and Canada, and have accepted invitations to perform for special events.
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Ya Kid K is the older sister of the artist known as Leki.
Her real name is Manuela Barbra Moasco Kamosi and was born in Zaire in 1973.
This rapper was originally introduced to world audiences through her work with Technotronic.
She moved to Belgium when she was 11 years old, then Chicago, Illinois, USA, where she was introduced to rap and deep house music.

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Crystal Waters

When you hear the name Crystal Waters, you immediately think of a woman whose talent and brand has sustained her 30-year career, yet the span of her work continues to engage new fans and please her enormous base. In fact, this pioneer, innovator and dance music legend was also named by Billboard Magazine as “one of the most successful Dance Music Artists in the history of the Billboard Dance Music Chart.”
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Old Soul

Formed in 2017, Old Soul has captivated the hearts of many in Montreal’s underground rock scene. Raw, loud and electric; the band draws from the free-spirited and lively energy of the 60s and 70s to reimagine the sound of modern rock music. From hard hitting riffs to melodic ballads the band showcases a dynamic yet explosive range. Their debut LP Overgrown promises to continue the legacy of the pioneers who shaped the psychedelic generation.
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Ford Miller 

Keith Ford is an accomplished singer, guitarist and songwriter, who has honed his craft over the past 5 decades in venues all over Canada and the USA.
Cuban trained percussionist and conga player, Glenn Miller, has been a regular fixture at the renowned House of Jazz Club in Montreal & Laval. In 2020, Glenn partnered up with Keith, to produce a unique and entertaining musical performance. The Ford Miller duo are currently playing at Montreal’s top music venues including the Quartier des spectacles) in downtown Montreal, as well as several festivals in Québec and are thrilled to have been invited back once again to perform at this year's Strangers In The Night gala event.

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Jordyn Sugar

You can say Jordyn Sugar is “Good In Her Shoes” and some of the Pop World’s leading voices have taken notice. This Vaughan, Ontario born singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist has garnered attention from the likes of Justin Bieber, Backstreet Boy A.J. McClean, and Celine Dion’s former manager and executive producer Vito Luprano. Jordyn makes it a point to rail against society’s unrealistic standards, particularly related to fashion, beauty, and body image. She’s been preaching that message since launching her first single “Leaves Me” 18 months ago.
To date, Jodyn’s music has been streamed over a few million times on various platforms. “Leaves Me” received over 300,000 views on YouTube as well as rotation on Virgin Radio. 
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Tickets & Tables

Contact us for more information 
Wine & Dine Tickets at $225

• Open bar from 5:30 PMto 12:30AM
• Designated area to eat and drink (No seating)
• Access to all restaurants and entertainment
Preferred Table of 10: $2,500
(Single seats available at $275)

• Open bar from 5:30 PMto 12:30AM
• Reserved table seating for 10
• Access to all restaurants and entertainment
VIP Table of 10: $5,000
(Single seats available at $550)

• Premium open bar from 5:30 PMto 12:30AM
• VIP lounge front of stage entertainment area
• Reserved preferred table seating for 10
• Dedicated professional waitstaff
• Access to all restaurants and entertainment
Ultra VIP Table of 10 - $10,000
(Single seats available at $1,100)

• Optional early arrival and entry at 5:00PM
• Private premium open bar from 5:00PM to 12:30AM
• Private 5-course, seated dinner
• Private VIP area for entertainment
• Private preferred table seating for 10
• Dedicated professional waitstaff
• Access to all restaurants and entertainment
• Valet parking area
For more information contact Ellen Coplan at 514-233-7535
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