Cheers to 25 Years!

2022 year marks the 25th anniversary of the planting of our first trees and we’re ready to celebrate the occasion with all our friends.

Please join us for dinner, music, good times, and gorgeous trees at CHEERS TO 25 YEARS a celebration of The Brenton Arboretum’s silver anniversary. 

Event Details

Date, Time, & Place

Saturday, August 27, 2023, 6-9pm at The Brenton Arboretum; 25141 260th St; Dallas Center, IA 50063

Tickets & Sponsorships

Cheers to 25 Years! has limited seating for a maximum of 350 people. Purchasing your tickets early is recommended.

Ticket and sponsorship purchases are considered a donation and are tax exempt (except the portion associated with the food and beverage).

Jump to Ticket and Sponsorship details.

Entertainment

Cheers to 25 Years! features the vocal and musical talents of Iowa favorite Max Wellman and his talented accompanists. Find out more about Max Wellman at his website:

Vocalist Max Wellman is enticing music lovers throughout the region. With a sound evoking the likes of Sinatra and Connick, Wellman’s recordings and performances promise that the Great American Songbook is alive and well for a new generation of listeners.

Wellman co-founded Nice, a state-of-the-art jazz club in the Western Gateway neighborhood of downtown Des Moines. Additionally, Wellman has appeared at some of the great clubs throughout the country, from Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center to Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago to Dazzle in Denver and many in between. Performances alongside vocalist Rose Corella and pianist Annie Booth have been met with rave reviews.

Eats & Libations

Cheers to 25 Years! welcomes the talented chefs from The Des Moines Embassy Club for a full buffet featuring delicious Iowa summer favorites. Check back for the complete menu.

The event will also be enlivened with the help of an open bar serving beer, wine, and non-alcoholic options. Please remember to bring your ID if you plan to enjoy the beer or wine.

What to Wear

Cheers to 25 Years will be outdoors, under a tent, on a grass lawn. Late August can be warm so we recommend cool and comfortable clothing. This is a relaxed event so shorts and sandals are perfectly appropriate.

Event Proceeds

Cheers to 25 Years! is a “friend-raising” event intended to be a celebration with The Brenton Arboretum’s friends and supporters. Ticket and sponsorship prices are set with the goal of breaking even. Any additional funds raised will support the annual operations of the institution.

Ticket and sponsorship purchases are considered a donation and are tax exempt (except the portion associated with the food and beverage).


OAK SPONSORSHIPS: $2,500

Presenting Sponsors receive:

  • one table for eight guests in premium seating
  • table signage
  • hosted bar and the best of Iowa’s summer dinner buffet
  • company logo included on all print and digital materials

MAPLE SPONSORSHIPS: $1,500

Table Sponsors receive:

  • one table for eight guests
  • table signage
  • hosted bar and the best of Iowa’s summer dinner buffet
  • recognition in evening’s program

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS: $125

$125 ticket holders receive:

  • one reserved seat
  • hosted bar and the best of Iowa’s summer dinner buffet

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:

For questions about or to become a presenting sponsor, call Melissa Burdick: 515-992-4211 ext 3.

Simonson & Associates Architects, LLC