Berklee's 26th Annual Encore Gala

Save the Date:

October 24, 2020


Join us on October 24, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. EDT for a special evening as we celebrate the 26th annual Encore Gala virtually. 

This year’s Encore Gala will be unlike any other virtual fundraiser you've seen. We will bring a wide variety of musical genres right into your home, with several rooms featuring performances by student and alumni artists Dreion B.M. ’20, Esperanza Delgado, the Ruta Beggars, the Berklee Indian Ensemble with special guest Zakir Hussain '19H, and Grace Kelly B.M. ’12. Also, back by popular demand, DMC and DJ Charlie Chan Soprano will join us. 

The event will also feature special appearances by Jamie Lee Curtis and Christopher Guest, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Quincy Jones '51 '83H, LL Cool J, Alex Lacamoire B.M. ‘95 ‘19H, and more to be named. As always, we will end on a high note with a celebrity artist in the Starlight Finale.

We hope you enjoy this collection of photos from the 2019 Encore Gala on October 26, 2019.

Proceeds from the Encore Gala support the Berklee City Music program. Founded over 26 years ago, City Music works with marginalized communities to help develop talented youth and provide these young people with pathways to college, both through in-person and virtual classrooms. City Music reaches thousands of students in Greater Boston and across the country, and provides vulnerable youth an opportunity to develop their talents and express their voices in a safe, supportive environment.

For more information about the Encore Gala, please contact Lindsey Chinni at, or click here to purchase tickets. 

Watch this video to see what the Encore Gala will showcase this year:


Watch a video about the Berklee City Music Program: