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FireBall at the WaterFire Arts Center

Get ready to party at our first ever Friday night FireBall!

FRIDAY, October 18th, 2019

The WaterFire Arts Center
with complimentary valet parking at 475 Valley Street
This year’s event will celebrate the creativity and generosity of Brooke and Eugene Lee.

Celebrate with WaterFire Providence! FireBall 2019 will features performances by Hugo Gonzalez & Czesare Santana, Providence Tango, Festival Ballet, Mambo Pa Ti, Orlando Hernandez, and the Extraordinary Rendition Band. Fire spinners Ember Flynne and Spogga will be greeting guests outside the event and living statues from Ten31 Productions and A Silent Soapbox will be making magic in the main hall. DJ Nook will bring down the house for the Night Owl dance party!

Our MC for FireBall will be Will Gilbert, Co-host of The Rhode Show on WPRI-TV.

Online ticket sales are closed. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00 pm.

Shooting Star Sponsor* – $1000 (for individuals)
2 VIP Tickets – Starts at 6:00 pm

VIP Cocktail hour, program, dinner, and celebration.
Recognition on all event-related communications.

VIP Ticket – $250 – Starts at 6:00 pm
VIP Cocktail hour, program, dinner, and celebration.

Patron Ticket – $150 – Starts at 7:00 pm
Program, dinner, and celebration.

Night Owl Ticket – $40 – Starts at 8:30 pm
Celebration and dancing.

*Each FireBall sponsor who donates $1,000 or more gets an autographed copy of a limited-edition artist’s proof of Eugene Lee’s book, “The Adventures of Eugene Lee.”

Join us at FireBall, a stellar celebration at the WaterFire Arts Center! Enjoy an exciting evening with dinner, dancing, art, and special surprises.

The FireBall Silent Auction includes a bevy of exciting packages from an unforgettable dinner party for 10 in your home with Russell Morin Catering and Events to Free Parking for a year in Providence via Metropark LTD!

Check out the 2019 FIREBALL AUCTION Items!

Rhode Island Monthly
Dimeo Construction
Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels Architects
Image Printing
Providence Media

Johnnie Chace
Liz Chace
Joseph A. Chazan, MD
Barnaby Evans
Sara Shea McConnell
Gerrie & Al Verrecchia

DarrowEverett LLP
Tracy & Edgar Dobie
Edible Rhody
Leslie & Tom Gardner
Golden Gate Studio
Merle Goldstein
Howland Evangelista Kohlenberg Burnett, LLP
Sharon & Richard Jenkins
Joseph Anthony Weddings and Events
Lynn & Robert Manning
Melanie Mitchell & Stephen Key
Jean & Paul Moran
Pat & Terry Moran
Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty
Jim Prescott
Rebecca Rochelle
Larry & Barbara Schoenfeld
Ann & Jim Scott
Brett Smiley & Jim DeRentis
Barbara Sokoloff & Herb Rakatansky
TRAC Builders

Honorary Co-Chairs

  • Liz Chace
  • Laurie & Oskar Eustis
  • Sharon & Richard Jenkins
  • Victoria Veh & Joseph A. Chazan, MD


  • Will Gilbert


  • Johnnie Chace


  • Alicia Anthony & Xay Khamsyvoravong
  • Camille Capraro & Steve Lapatin
  • Curt Columbus & Nate Watson
  • Nancy Compton & Michael Majoros
  • Trudy Coxe & Jim Gaffney
  • Kim & Brad Dimeo
  • Tracy & Edgar Dobie
  • Sally & Joe Dowling
  • Renée Evangelista
  • Tripp Evans
  • Barry Fain
  • Leslie & Tom Gardner
  • Colleen Giles & Garrett Long
  • Merle Goldstein
  • Rick Granoff
  • Carol Grant & Charlie Otto
  • Morgan Hollenbeck & Chris Long
  • Sean Holley
  • Lilia & Ryan Holt
  • Elise Kostrivas & Darin Early
  • Diana Lidofsky & Dr. Sheldon Lidofsky
  • Cathy Lund & Peter Karczmar
  • Patrick Lynch
  • Kim Marceau & Alex Chiuli
  • Chris Marsella
  • Sara Shea McConnell
  • Pamela & Charlie Meyers
  • Melanie Mitchell & Stephen Key
  • Pat & Terry Moran
  • Deborah Moxham
  • Kristin Murphy & Shaun McNamara
  • John Palumbo
  • Ken Panciera
  • Mary Poirier
  • Cristen & Tripp Raucci
  • Rebecca Rochelle
  • Robert Rutley & Antonio Reisopoulos
  • Holly & John Schenck
  • Ann & Jim Scott
  • Joan Slafsky
  • Brett Smiley & Jim DeRentis
  • Jessica Stram & Brett Broesder

Become a FireBall Sponsor

Are you or your company interested in becoming a Sponsor of FireBall? Please contact Ed Cabral ( for more information on sponsorship levels.

Become a Silent Auction Partner

The 2019 FireBall Silent Auction is now accepting donations! If you are interested in donating to the silent auction please contact Ed Cabral ( for more information!

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