Erie's 40 Under 40 Experience Party Celebrates 10 Years
The expansive one-night only affair brings together all our city's best
Friday, Sept. 16
NOTE: THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.
This July, we honored our 2022 class of Erie's 40 Under 40. Marking the 10th year anniversary singling out two score young innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders shaping the future of Erie, that meant that there were now 400 people who have had the distinction of being selected.
That's a lot of talent to talk about.
In 2018, we had the idea to showcase some of that talent. In conjunction with Young Erie Professionals and the Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, the 40 Under 40 Experience was born.
Anyone who has attended this event in the past will no doubt look forward to this year's edition.
The idea of utilizing a different space each year has taken root, with the 10/20 Collective downtown providing the perfect backdrop for 2022. There will be a bevy of entertainment, food, drink, and more — and let's not forget the silent disco.
The evening will feature a dance presentation from Seiche Dance Collective, drag performances from Rebecca Mae, Shea D'Heaux, and Debbie, live tattooing from Leslie Fiolek Hess of Andromeda Studios, and massages from Compassionate Hart Massage. Bid on items at the silent auction, and check out specially curated artworks from past 40 Under 40 honorees. Musical guests include Brooke Surgener, Jess Royer, Tony and Amanda Kellogg, Zack Orr, and Fred Oakman & the Flood.
The food trucks Sticks and Bricks, Tariq's, and Sundae will be on hand, with an open bar at the event as well.
The event is inclusive and open to the public, though tickets are going fast and capacity is limited. Attendees are certainly not limited to just past honorees or those under 40 — it's more of an experience after all, not a rule. — Nick Warren
7 to 11 p.m. // The 10/20 Collective, 1020 Holland St. // 21 + // $50, Special pricing for current and past honorees (email email@example.com for more information) // For more info, go to 40u40.eriepa.com