The Light Up The Queen Foundation is dedicated to the revival of the Queen Theater in Wilmington, DE, and to assuring that the Queen becomes a catalyst for building community through high-quality programs in arts, music, education, workforce development and mentoring.

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Tickets are on sale for our Annual Light Up The Queen Foundation Benefit – A Tribute to 1976 to be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 on the Copeland Theater stage at World Cafe Live at The Queen. Doors Open 7:00pm; Show Time: 8:00pm. The evening revisits the “best songs from 1976 – the Bicentennial […]

Message from the Executive Director “You see things that are; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” -George Bernard Shaw     It was with the “reach for the stars” philosophy of this line from one of George Bernard Shaw’s plays that the Light Up the […]

Queen Newsletter

A MESSAGE FROM The Light Up The Queen Foundation BOARD CHAIR AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Light Up The Queen Foundation Supporter, Thank you for believing in the Light Up The Queen Foundation! Because you believe the Queen Theater… Regained her crown as a historical architectural icon Is a nurturing venue for youth and adult arts awareness […]

Message from the Board

Filmmaker Paul Festa takes a lesson on the Tchaikovsky violin concerto with a series of established artists, none of whom are violinists.  

Tie It into My Hand & The Glitter Emergency by Paul Fiesta

REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO APRIL 26th! The Light Up The Queen Foundation today announced the official ‘open call’ for applications from composers/performers, ages 17 to 25, who would like to be participants in the 2015 Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency Program.

Lowery Living Jazz

When I joined the Light Up The Queen Foundation (LUQ) as Executive Director in September 2013, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to weave together the many threads of my various vocations and life experiences. Over the past little more than a year, my enthusiasm has continued to grow, as has my respect for […]

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2014-15 Film Series

  On Screen/In Person    & Light Up The Queen Foundation presents 2014-15 Film Series at World Cafe Live Wilmington 500 North Market Street, Wilmington, DEAll Screenings:   Doors open 5:30PM   Film 6:00PM  Parking:   Colonial Parking, just around the corner from the Queen Theater on 5th Street (between Market and King Sts.)    On street parking is free after 6PM.Admission: […]

Film Series

Tickets go on sale January 2nd for the 4th Annual Shine A Light On The Queen – A Tribute to 1975 Concert to be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 on the Copeland Theater stage at World Cafe Live at The Queen. Doors Open 7:00pm; Show Time: 8:30pm. The evening revisits the “best songs from […]

Light Up the Queen 2015

Join us for a complimentary “Peanut Butter and Jam” Family Concert! The Light Up The Queen Foundation offers complimentary tickets to families that cover the cost of tickets to attend World Cafe Live’s Peanut Butter and Jams Saturday concerts at the Queen Theater in downtown Wilmington. For more information and to download the PDF’s to […]

World Cafe Live PB and Jams

Local Folk singer John Flynn turns hospital room into a mini concert hall for “Musicians on Call.”   Funds to support “Musicians on Call” locally have been donated by Light Up the Queen Foundation, a Delaware nonprofit that has promoted live music through the revival of the Queen Theater on Market Street. Other financial support comes from […]

Wilmington Delaware folksinger John Flynn

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Thank you to our generous donors for helping us Light Up The Queen

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Leadership Gifts

City of Wilmington        Longwood Foundation        State of Delaware        Tatiana and Gerret Copeland        The Buccini / Pollin Group        The DuPont Company        Bank of America        Delmarva Power        JP Morgan Chase        The Pettinaro Family        AAA Mid Atlantic        Astra Zeneca        Barclays        Blue Cross Blue Shield of DE        Delmarva Broadcasting        ING Direct        Laffey-McHugh Foundation        Marmot Foundation        Welfare Foundation        Wells Fargo        Amtrak        Cephalon        Christiana Care        Consortium Investments, INC        Delaware Community Foundation        Homsey Architects, LLC        Mannington Mills        My Sherpa, LLC        PNC        Poores Propane        Standard Distributing        Wilmington Trust Company        WSFS        The Erskine Family        Mr. Michael Hare        The Hobbs Family        Ms. Jackie Ivy and Ms. Sally Spatafora        Mr. Rich Jones        The Koppes Family        Randy Kunkle        Ben & Betsy LeRoy        Frank Levy        The Martelli Family        Ms. Karen Poore and Dan Nestor        Hal Real and Anne Sheppard        Maureen and Michael Rhodes        H. Rodney and Lynn Sharp III        John and Carin Rollins        Bret Snyder and Anna Quisel        The Taylor Family        Mr & Mrs Clinton Walker        The Wellons Family        Toni & Stuart B. Young        The Zahralddin-Aravena Family