2023 Annual Dinner
Discover Lancaster is excited to celebrate another successful year of tourism with our partners, stakeholders, and community members.
Discover Lancaster 2023 Annual Dinner
When: September 18, 2023 | 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: Magic & Wonder Dinner Theater
3065 Lincoln Highway, Paradise, PA 17652
Tourism requires constant innovation to thrive and to attract new & repeat visitors alike. This year, Discover Lancaster wants to celebrate the new thinking and risk-taking that has propelled us forward in the past few years,
both individually and collectively.
The Annual Dinner is an opportunity to network with fellow industry and community members. We hope you’ll join us to hear an inspiring message from a local business owner who has overcome challenges and found success through innovation, perseverance, and creativity.
We invite you to RSVP now to reserve your seat, as space is limited. Guests can expect spectacular entertainment, a delicious plated meal & drinks, a gift bag, and more. This is one event you won't want to miss!
Innovation is wonder in action
$50 Individual Tickets
This is a seated dinner, reservations are required. Changes to your reservation must be submitted at least 48 hours prior to the event.
Deadline to register is September 6, 2023.
Brett Myers and his wife Labrina are the founders and owners of Magic & Wonder Dinner Theater. Brett and the M&W team have significantly grown their business over the years through innovative tactics and creativity – from renovating the theatre into a charming and magical space to developing shows that wow guests of all ages to expanding their offerings to include a dinner option.
In 2021, Brett received the Merlin Award – the magic industry’s “Oscar” – for Best Magic & Variety Show from the International Magician’s Society. Magic & Wonder is constantly growing, learning, and innovating to provide a top-notch performance for its guests.
Brett will share his perspective on innovation in the tourism industry, as well as a bit about his and Labrina’s journey to where they are today. Discover Lancaster is excited to invite all of our Annual Dinner guests to an inspiring conversation with Brett Myers that also includes an exclusive magic show experience!
Innovation is often born out of the limitations & challenges we face every day. The secret is to stay curious — ask questions, challenge your perception of reality, & create new paths forward.Brett Myers
Live Music by Grammy Nominated Artist
Since 1993, Reese has been a valued member of the music faculty at Messiah College, where he imparts his knowledge of jazz improvisation and piano to aspiring musicians. During his tenure, he has fostered a vibrant small-group jazz culture, enriching the department's offerings, bolstering the big bands, and igniting a lifelong passion for the art form among many students. Beyond academia, he also shares his expertise as a clinician, conducting improvisation workshops throughout the region. Additionally, he contributes as an artist and faculty member for the Central PA Friends of Jazz Camp at Messiah College.
Reese's bands have had the honor of opening for esteemed acts like Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, BB King, Joe Morello (Dave Brubeck), and Bob Mintzer (Yellow Jackets). His educational background includes attending Elizabethtown College, where he focused on piano, music theory, and composition. He furthered his studies under the guidance of Ron Thomas in Philadelphia, receiving private instruction, and delved into jazz theory with Steve Giordano and Cedar Walton.
Apart from his academic and performance commitments, Reese also dedicates time to private teaching in Elizabethtown and York, PA. His contributions extend to the recording studio as well, with the release of his own album, "Impressions," in 2016. Furthermore, he has lent his talents to recordings by TRP (The Reese Project) and various other musical endeavors.
Dinner will be provided by Greenfield Restaurant & former White House Chef
Chef John Moeller's story began in Lancaster County, PA, where his love for cooking took root. After graduating from Johnson and Wales College, he ventured to France to learn the essentials of French cuisine from esteemed French chefs, including the renowned 2-star Michelin Chef, Bernard Loiseau. This experience in France paved the way for remarkable opportunities, leading him to serve three First Families from 1992 to 2005.
After departing from his position at the White House, the Moellers returned to John's hometown of Lancaster, PA, where they acquired the Greenfield Restaurant & Bar in 2018. Together with his wife, Yati Moeller, John now oversees the restaurant's operations. Additionally, John is the proud owner of his catering business, State of Affairs Catering. Despite his busy schedule, John can almost always be found in the kitchen, pursuing his greatest passion.
What's on the Menu?
Boneless Black Angus Short Rib
Baked Scottish Salmon
Chicken Cordon Bleu
Vegan/Vegetarian Option TBD
The Greenfield Restaurant
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the attire for the event?
A: We recommend business formal or cocktail attire.
Q: When is the deadline to purchase tickets?
A: The deadline to purchase tickets is September 6, 2023 at 11:59 PM
Q: What is included with my ticket?
A: Ticket holders receive admission to the annual dinner, a plated meal catered by Greenfield Restaurant, two complimentary drink tokens, and exclusive performances by the Magic & Wonder cast and their industry friends, a robust program complete with a keynote speaker and other special guest speakers. Guests will also receive a swag bag with a custom Discover Lancaster t-shirt and other items from our sponsors.
Q: Where do I park?
A: There is a large & free parking lot at the Magic & Wonder Dinner Theater.
Q: Will there be live music?
A: We are excited to welcome Grammy nominated jazz artist Kirk Reese and his company.
Q: Can I get a refund for my ticket if I can no longer attend?
A: Event registration cancellations must be submitted to Katie Zimmerman via email at email@example.com within 48 hours of purchase. After 48 hours, all ticket sales are final.
Q: How do I purchase a ticket?
A: The preferred method of payment is by using an online registration system and entering credit card information. To pay by invoice, you must contact Marla Blank via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to request an invoice. Your tickets are not secured until we receive payment.
Q: Is the venue accessible?
A: Yes, below is a list of Magic & Wonder's accessibility features:
- The building that houses the Theatre was designed for walkers, people who use wheelchairs, and people who use scooters.
- The front entrance is covered by an awning so if guests need to transfer from their vehicle to a wheelchair, they are protected from inclement weather.
- Because of the flexible table seating inside the theatre, staff can adjust the seating to parties needing special accommodations. If you require seating accommodations, please denote that on your registration form.
-There are no steps or stairs for guests to have to walk up or down.
- There are wide ramps going up to the sidewalk as well as wide ramps inside the theater that connect all seating levels.
- There is at least 1 stall in both the women's and men's bathrooms that is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair.
Magic Performances | Magic & Wonder cast and their industry friends
Welcome | Various Industry and County members
State of the Industry | Edward Harris, Discover Lancaster President & CEO
Keynote | Brett Myers, Magic & Wonder Theater
Door prize drawings
Become a Sponsor
We love when we get to showcase our partners doing what they do best so we're offering curated sponsorship opportunities for this year's event. Join us in our efforts to create a special, celebratory, and memorable event for industry partners and community members. Deadline to sponsor the event is