The Chennault Gala

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum is hosting its first Chennault Gala. This event is themed ‘East Meets West’ and they hope it will become an annual event.

The Chennault Gala is on October 19th at The Hub Music Hall in downtown Monroe from 6 pm until 9 pm. (KNOE) -

The theme is in recognition of Gen. Claire L. Chennault, his Flying Tigers, and this important chapter in the history of Chinese-American military cooperation.

The event is on October 19, 2019, at The Hub Music Hall from 6 pm until 9 pm.

The evening will feature a variety of Chinese entertainers opening for the legendary Louisiana Soul Revival feat. Doug Duffey.

Your ticket includes complimentary beer and wine and heavy hors d'oeuvres.

Doors open at 6:00 PM for the VIP Reception. Doors open at 6:30 PM for general admission. Music kicks off at 7:00 PM. The night will be rounded off with a silent auction featuring artwork, trips and event tickets, and more.

All proceeds of The Chennault Gala benefit Chennault Aviation & Military Museum and their efforts to preserve the rich aviation and military history in Northeast Louisiana and honor our local veterans.

Entertainment will celebrate traditional Chinese art forms as well as American music. The evening's entertainment will begin with Chinese entertainers from the Shaolin Temple Cultural Center in Texas performing kung fu, tai chi, and a traditional dragon and lion dance. The North America Chinese Sound of Music Art Troupe will follow with Chinese folk music. Rounding out the Chinese portion of the evening is erhu master Ji, Jie. The erhu is a two-stringed bow instrument and is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock and jazz.

Local entertainment will wrap up the evening. Louisiana Soul Revival featuring Doug Duffey will take the stage. Doug Duffey is a world-renowned musician and inductee of the Louisiana Hall of Fame and National Blues Hall of Fame. Duffey leads the Louisiana Soul Revival, a multi-generational band from Monroe, through sets of internationally acclaimed original songs that bring people together and to their feet.

The evening will also feature a silent auction. Auction items include a weekend in New Orleans for Jazz Fest, a package of gift cards for downtown Monroe businesses, and one-of-a-kind firearms designed by Outlaw Ordnance of West Monroe.

Tickets for The Chennault Gala are $75. Military discounts are available on individual tickets if purchased at the Museum. Reserved tables of eight are available for $700. Tickets and tables can be purchased online at chennaultgala.eventbrite.com or at the Museum.

Contact Caroline at caroline@chennaultmuseum.org for information on sponsoring the event.

All proceeds benefit Chennault Aviation & Military Museum and its ongoing efforts to preserve and honor military and aviation history and its work for local veterans.

The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum is a 501©3 non-profit. Spanning all wars from WWI through Iraqi Freedom and representing all military branches, this museum honors veterans, soldiers and patriotism.

Admission to the museum is free, but donations are appreciated. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is located at 701 Kansas Lane, Monroe, LA 71203.