Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2014 celebrates this year’s theme, FASHION ROCKS ®, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Friday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Singer, songwriter Jason Derulo with his latest single “Wiggle,” and known for his previous hits “Talk Dirty” (ft. 2 Chainz), “Whatcha Say,” and "It Girl,” will headline the annual event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities ® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana (RMHC®-CNI).
Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” (ft. 2 Chainz) sold more than 5 million singles throughout the world and garnered more than 150 million views on YouTube. After a string of career defining hit singles including “Whatcha Say,” "In My Head," "Ridin' Solo," "Don't Wanna Go Home" and "It Girl,” Derulo suffered a catastrophic neck injury which forced him to rehabilitate himself both mentally and physically.
He released his comeback record “The Other Side” from his newly announced “Tattoos” LP in May 2013. Derulo started his career at age 16 penning hits for the likes of Lil Wayne, Pitbull, Diddy, Sean Kingston, Cassie, and Danity Kane. Also set to perform is Macy’s iHeart Radio Rising Star contest winner, Before You Exit, a band consisting of three brothers from Orlando, FL that received more than 7.3 million votes for the contest. They have produced a soaring pop-rock album of uplifting relationship songs that blend sharp hooks with bright and buoyant rock. Conjuring up the optimism in the band's name – inspired by the sentiment "make a difference before you exit" –the band works daily to make their way to the top, but never fails to stop and appreciate what has gotten them where they are today.
“The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families of children with complex medial needs. Macy’s is proud to again partner with this outstanding organization that provides hope and support to families in need,” says Martine Reardon chief marketing officer for Macy’s.
This year, FASHION ROCKS takes center stage as the theme of the celebration, where the extraordinary connection between music and fashion ignites the flame of imagination and self-expression. Merging the fashion spectacle of the acclaimed FASHION ROCKS television event with Macy’s signature mix of pop-culture, style, music and dance, the Macy’s Glamorama FASHION ROCKS audience will experience the best of fall 2014 fashions with collections by Calvin Klein, Diesel, Hello Kitty, INC International Concepts, Weekend Max Mara and more. Models’ looks will be completed with makeup by Lancôme and hair by RED 7 SALON.
Following the rock-n-roll themed show at the Harris Theater, experience the after-party on the Rooftop Terrace at Millennium Park. Relax in rock-themed sponsor lounges, interact with over-the-top activities, and enjoy a vast array of delicious culinary creations and special libations guaranteed to rock your taste buds. This year’s Glamorama after-party menu is inspired and directed by Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Stephanie Izard. Macy’s partnership with RMHC®-CNI, built around Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama event, continues to grow as it enters its sixth year. “We simply could not be the charity we are – offering care, compassion and comfort to more than 150 families every night – without the wonderful support of Macy’s. Our Ronald McDonald Houses enable the family to heal together and Macy’s has supported more than 20,000 nights for families during the past five years.
We could not ask for a better partner in the community than Macy’s and are honored to participate in this wonderful event,” stated Doug Porter, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana, CEO. Ticket Information Tickets are on sale and can be purchased through RMHC® -CNI by calling 630.623.5533 or by visiting www.RonaldHouseChicago.org/Glam .
Tickets can also be purchased at the Harris Theatre box office by calling 312.334.7777, or by visiting www.harristheaterchicago.org or www.macys.com/glamtickets. Ticket prices are $75 for show only; $175 & $285 for show and after-party; $1,000 for VIP show and after party.
Get Glam All Month Long: Macy’s Glam Pass Shop, save and support a great cause with Macy’s Glam Pass– available for purchase for $10 in all Chicago area stores from July 14 through Aug. 12. In return for buying a pass, customers receive a shopping incentive of 15 percent to 20 percent off on any day they choose during the campaign, plus $10 off of a purchase of $30 or more during the campaign. For each Glam Pass purchased, $5 will benefit RMHC ® -CNI.
Sponsors American Express ® is in its 30th year as Founding Partner supporting Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama charities and events. Macy’s thanks American Express for their continued support over the years. Lancôme has been the official makeup sponsor of Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama for eight years. They are proud to support the cause as it resonates with all women and dovetails perfectly with their mission to make all women feel happy. And new this year, RED 7 SALON will be styling the models hair for the show. RED 7 SALON will go above and beyond by creating forward fashion hair with style.
About Macy’s Macy's The largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through it s leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores , e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy's Foundation, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities ® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana: RMHC-CNI is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing a ‘home away from home’ while their child is being treated in the hospital. Every night, up to 140 families heal together because of the comfort, compassion and community at four area Ronald McDonald Houses® and Ronald McDonald Family Room®. Annually 40,000 nights are provided where RMHC-CNI families are able to stay close to their child, helping them to heal faster and saving them over $7 million in hotel costs. We are located near Advocate Children's Hospital, Loyola University Medical Center, University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Edward Hospital in Naperville and the Cadence Health - Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) Campus in Winfield which will open in 2015. For more information visit: www.RonaldHouseChicago.org. Stay connected - Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram.