Curtze Food Service sponsors Kool & The Gang

Curtze Food Service will sponsor Kool & The Gang’s performance at 8:15 p.m. Friday in the Amphitheater.

Kool & The Gang is a popular funk and rhythm and blues band that was especially popular in the ’70s and ’80s. They have earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top 10 R&B hits and 31 gold and platinum albums.

“We’re excited to sponsor Kool & The Gang, who is sure to bring a fun and lively spirit to the evening with their mix of ’70s and ’80s funk nostalgia,” said Bruce Kern II, president of Curtze Food Service.

Curtze Food Service is a food service distributor based in Erie, Pennsylvania, who has worked in partnership with the Athenaeum Hotel for many years.

“Curtze Food Service and the Kern family are proud to support the mission of Chautauqua Institution,” Kern said.

For more information on corporate underwriting opportunities please contact Tina Downey, director of the Chautauqua Fund, at 716-357-6404 or

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