Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

Purses for Power – National Arthritis Foundation Charity Event

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

We were really proud when Chris Laich Music Services was asked to participate in the first annual DC Purses with Power charity event to benefit the Arthritis Foundation.  The event took place on November 8, 2012 at the modern Haworth Showroom at Terrell Place (Penn Quarter, DC).  The night featured a silent auction, led by host Omarosa Manigault.  Omarosa did a fantastic job encouraging attendees to purchase auction items, which included designer purses, jewelry, and a special makeover sponsored by Paul Wharton from WDCW DC50tv.


Chris Laich Music Services joined host Omarosa, and several leading companies within the DC event and style scene to help make the night a success!


Blogger Ashley Gaga, Omarosa Manigault, Paul Wharton (far left) pose for the camera.


Purses, luxury fashion and beauty products filled tables throughout the space.


12 Bose wireless speakers via Chris Laich Music Services were placed throughout Haworth Showroom for ample sound!


Gift bags were sponsored by Miss. Jessie’s.

Images via DC Style Blogger Ashley Gaga.



Washingtonian Best of Party – 2012!

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

2012’s Best of Washingtonian party was just over a week ago and boy was it a doozy! We’re so proud Chris Laich Music Services was asked to deejay such an amazing event again. Not only is it a great time, but the proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which is something we can definitely get behind!

image via The Washingtonian

This year, Jamie Sears and her team at Simply Chic Events planned the whole affair, and they did an incredible job. With over 2000 attendees, 50 restaurants, décor, and all the nitty-gritty details that go along with them, this is one event that takes not just skill but also some serious serenity to execute. And Simply Chic did so in their trademark phenomenal fashion!

See the entire carnival-themed event (and all the amazing food, drink, and vendors) in the Washingtonian’s Best of 2012 gallery.

Junior League of Washington Tossed & Found Event

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Held at the Crystal City Shops, the Junior League of Washington’s Tossed & Found Sale is great opportunity to pick up some great pre-owned jewelry, furniture and designer duds at stellar prices while benefitting charity.



2012’s event starts this Friday night (March 24th) with the Hoops & High Heels Preview Night, where we’ll be there providing the audio ambiance while everyone enjoys cocktails, canapés and gets their pre-shop on.

We’d love to see you there!

If you can’t make the preview night, you’ve got all weekend to shop. Tossed & Found will be open both Saturday March 24 and Sunday March 25 starting at 9:00am. For more details, visit the Junior League of Washington.

Breathe Deep DC – Lung Cancer Awareness Event

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Wedding DJ, live music, private events DJ…Chris Laich Music Services loves to celebrate!

We also love to give back. Every year, we provide the sound and music for Breathe Deep DC. Held by the LUNGevity Foundation, the event raises funds for cancer research, as well as for awareness.

It’s an honor to continue to be asked to provide our services to such a worthy cause, and we’re excited to say that the 2010 LUNGevity event was a success. According to The Washington Post, Breathe Deep DC raised over $270,000!

Check out some of the pictures we snapped of the day:

Breathe Deep DC 2010

Breathe Deep DC 2010

Breathe Deep DC 2010

Breathe Deep DC 2010

Breathe Deep DC 2010

Learn more about LUNGevity and read The Washington Post article.

Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting and Auction

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Hearts Delight Wine tasting and Auction

At the Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting and Auction, event guests, winemakers, and chefs gather to enjoy fine food and wine, attend seminars on epicurean trends, and bid.  It’s an amazing three days filled with incredible food and wine that, over the course of its 10 year history, has raised over $8 million for the American Heart Association.

It’s important to us that we give back, and Chris Laich Music Services is proud to have contributed to such a wonderful event and cause by providing live musicians!

All images of Heart’s Delight by Rodney Bailey.

Heart's Delight event, images by Rodney Bailey

images of Heart’s Delight by Rodney Bailey

Heart's Delight event, images by Rodney Bailey

images of Heart’s Delight by Rodney Bailey

Heart's Delight event, images by Rodney Bailey

images of Heart’s Delight by Rodney Bailey


Heart's Delight event, images by Rodney Bailey

images of Heart’s Delight by Rodney Bailey

Breathe Deep DC! LUNGevity Foundation

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Breathe Deep DCThe LUNGevity Foundation was founded to increase research on the treatment of lung cancer, and on November 15th it held Breathe Deep DC at the National Mall, hosted by Brett Haber, WUSA9 Sports Director, and Tommy McFly of MIX 107.3 FM.

Participants arrived in the morning for a walkathon, followed in the afternoon by an event in the Sylvan Theater with music (which we were honored to provide) and activities for kids.

Capital Food Fight: Top Chef, DC Style

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
Capitol Food Fight 2009
We were proud when Chris Laich Music Services was asked to participate in The Capital Food Fight 2009, benefiting DC Central Kitchen, on November 11th.  Not as chefs, of course, but to provide music.
The DC Central Food kitchen is a very forward thinking charity, raising the concept of “a soup kitchen” to the next level.  The DC Central Food Kitchen acts as a central location for the DC area’s unused food, which is prepared into meals that are then delivered to social service agencies for distribution. Additionally, the DC Central Food Kitchen trains and educates homeless men and women about the food service industry, providing not just sustenance but also opportunity.

Hosted by Chef José Andrés, Chef Anthony Bourdain, and Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, the Capital Food Fight “brings the food industry’s best talent together to support DC Central Kitchen’s unique brand of community empowerment. Dozens of hot restaurants serve signature dishes to guests while top chefs battle on-stage.”

As fans of Top Chef and Iron Chef, it was both exciting and an honor to be a part of an event benefiting a charity with such a strong and progressive focus on building a better community.

All below images via Imijination Photography.

Capitol Food Fight

Capitol Food Fight

Capitol Food Fight

Capitol Food Fight

Capitol Food Fight