PA Chamber Annual Dinner Tables Now Available to the Public

Corporate tables are now available for purchase by the general public for the premier night of the year, the 39th Annual Chamber Dinner featuring Pennsylvania’s own Oscar-nominated actor, director, writer, and producer Bradley Cooper.

“The response from PA Chamber members to this year’s Annual Chamber Dinner lineup has been incredible,” said PA Chamber President and CEO Luke Bernstein. “In the month since we announced Bradley Cooper as our headliner and Gabby Barrett as our musical performer, we have experienced unprecedented demand from both PA Chamber members and the general public. With limited supply remaining, anyone interested in securing a table should reserve theirs ASAP!”

The dinner, dubbed a “Celebration of Pennsylvania,” will be held on Monday, October 2, 2023 at the Hershey Lodge and will feature a fireside chat with Cooper, who was born and raised outside of Philadelphia, about his ongoing connections to his home state, his incredible film career and lessons in leadership, his love for PA sports teams like the Philadelphia Eagles, and how we can all work together to elevate Pennsylvania on the national and global stage.

Cooper, a nine-time Oscar nominee, is currently in production on Maestro, a story he co-wrote and is directing, producing, and starring in. The film is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.

Next up, Cooper can be heard as the voice of “Rocket Raccoon” in Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Additional film credits include Oscar-nominated films American Sniper, American Hustle, and Silver Linings Playbook; Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines; The Hangover Trilogy by Todd Phillips; Limitless; Nightmare Alley; Licorice Pizza; The Mule; Avengers: Endgame; Avengers: Infinity War; Guardians of the Galaxy (volumes 1 and 2); War Dogs; David O’Russell’s Joy; Wedding Crashers; and Wet Hot American Summer.

Cooper made his directorial debut with the Oscar-nominated film A Star is Born, which he co-wrote, produced, and starred in. A Star is Born was nominated for eight Academy Awards. Cooper graduated with honors in the English program at Georgetown University. After moving to New York City, he obtained his Masters in the Fine Arts program at the Actors Studio Drama School.

Following the conversation with Cooper, and for the first time in PA Chamber Dinner history, the program will include a musical performance by another Pennsylvania native – award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Gabby Barrett, who was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area.

Barrett first skyrocketed to stardom with her record-breaking, No. 1, seven-times platinum debut, “I Hope,” which ruled the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 27 weeks.  She has followed the success with massive singles such as three-times platinum, three-week number-one “The Good Ones” and platinum “Pick Me Up.” With her top-streaming platinum album, GOLDMINE, she has surpassed 2.6 billion global career streams to date and tallied major accolades like Billboard Women in Music 2022’s Rising Star Award, 2021 CMT Artists of the Year, and the iHeart Radio Titanium Award, plus nods from ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, CMT and iHeartRadio. A powerhouse entertainer, Barrett will return to the road this summer on select dates with Kane Brown.

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