STAND BY ME: A Virtual Celebration of the Arts

On the evening of May 29, 2020, The Umbrella Arts Center in Concord, MA invites the arts community to participate in a special online event, STAND BY ME.

From the comfort and safety of your home, come together for a celebration of the arts, live-streamed on multiple platforms.

Enjoy performances by noted music and theater artists to be announced soon, and explore our online auction featuring exclusive program experiences with The Umbrella -- from walk on roles with The Umbrella Stage Company to custom maker creations and specialized studio equipment access.

Join us to honor Liz Gross with the 2020 Stewardship of the Arts Award, in recognition of her longstanding leadership and advocacy for the arts.

Online auction bidding opens May 19.

Entertainment begins at 7:30 PM, May 29.


The STAND BY ME community event is supported by these generous individuals and organization sponsors.

Mick and Sarah Rodgers
Kiki and Drew Shilling


Adage Capital Management
Bob and Mickey Atchinson
Matt and Stephanie Magee

Anonymous (2)
Josh and Anita Bekenstein
Kim and Dennis Burns
Matt and Gail Burr
Discover Concord
Michael and Barbara Eisenson
Liz and Phill Gross

Gloria and Chuck Clough
Dinah Buechner-Vischer
Ellen and Bill McHale
Kate and Mark Reid
Mick and Sarah Rodgers
Salem Five
Kiki and Drew Shilling

Gretchen Anderegg
Bryon and Cynthia Deysher
Ralph Earle and Jane Mendillo
Joan and John Freeman
Cathy and Jon Jenkins
Phil and Nancy Lotane
Nashoba Brooks School
Jennifer and Wilson Schünemann
Priscilla White Sturges, Waterman Design
Tufts University and its Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Gary Vilchick and Elaine Labrecque
Jerry and Carole Wedge
Deborah Yamin

Acqua Sotto
Amy Barrett
The Cheese Shop
Jack and Di Clymer
David Douglas and Pamela Gannon
Emerson Hospital
Cathy and Fritz Folts
Elizabeth Garvin Consulting
Sue Gladstone and Dave DeLong
Andrew and Pat Goldstein
Julie and Cary Hagan
Mary Ellen and Mike Harney
Robert and Sarah Le Roy
Jean and Alan Lightman
Robin and Mike Malouf
Tom Martin and Martha Davis
Sheilah and Mike McCauley
Rebecca Purcell
Donna and Tom Quirk
Robert Robillard
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
Sorrento's Brick Oven Pizzeria
Jo and JP Poole
Debra Rutter
Melinda and John Shumway
Carolyn and Eric Stein
Steven and Jennifer Stone
Charity and Thomas Tremblay
Joe Wallace and Liz Chang

*as of May 13, 2020

Thanks to a generous match, all sponsorships $1,000-$25,000 will be doubled! 
Sponsorships provide vital funding to sustain the diversity and quality of The Umbrella’s programming – including innovative arts education, bold theatrical productions, original exhibitions and new partnerships. For questions about sponsorship, please contact Katie Cimet at or 312-852-1505 or visit .



05/29/2020 - 7:30pm
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