Starry Night

  • WHEN:  Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 
      Cocktails: 6 p.m.
      Performance: 8 p.m. 
    WHERE:  Carroll Community College 
      1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD  21117 

    Join Carroll Community College for Starry Night 2016, our annual gala fundraising event. Enjoy a one of a kind evening with an exclusive performance by Mike DelGuidice – Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel, a formal cocktail hour, silent and live auctions and dessert reception.

    About Mike

    Mike DelGuidice was 15 years old when he started playing Billy Joel’s music, but he never imagined he’d be playing alongside him one day.  DelGuidice put together Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band that played its first gig at the Village Pub in Port Jefferson, NY in 2000. By 2011, DelGuidice was joined by Billy Joel’s long-time lead guitarist, Tommy Byrnes and soon after by Joel’s drummer, Chuck Burgi.   

    In 2013,  Byrnes and Rosenthal pitched the idea to Billy Joel to have DelGuidice stand-in for Joel at rehearsals. Joel agreed to bring in “Mike from Big Shot” and, three days into the rehearsals, DelGuidice was asked if he had a passport and could play Joel’s catalog on acoustic guitar.

    “We rehearsed without Billy for the first three days and the band sounded really tight,” recalled DelGuidice. “When Billy showed up, he asked me to play a little guitar and sing during the rehearsal. Then later that afternoon he asked to talk to me alone. We walked into the back behind the curtain and he asked me to go on the road.”

    In addition to playing Big Shot gigs, DelGuidice currently tours with Billy Joel playing acoustic guitar and singing background vocals.

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  • 2016 Sponsors


    Carroll Community College


    Carroll County Anesthesia Associates
    Johanssons Dining and Brew House


    Apple Plumbing and Heating Inc.
    Dr. and Mrs. James D. Ball
    Best Western Westminster Hotel & Conference Center
    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
    English American
    The Kahlert Foundation
    Kelly W. & Martin K. P. Hill 
    Janice & Bob Kirkner
    Kojak Graphics
    Koons Westminster Toyota
    Dr. Faye Pappalardo
    Shipley's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry
    Skyline Technology Solutions


    Advantage C- A Service of Carroll Community College
    Mr. Glenn Bair & Ms. Rebecca Bare
    Barnes- Bollinger Insurance Services, Inc.
    Blossom and Basket Boutique
    Carroll Hospital Center
    Carroll Lutheran Village
    Erin & John Fagnant
    Flowserve Corporation
    Fuchs North America
    Kelly Benefit Strategies
    Penguin Random House
    PNC Bank
    PSA Insurance & Financial Services
    Sykesville-South Carroll Rotary Club
    The Taney Corporation
    Valley Advisors, LLC


    Carroll County Times
    Doug Via Photography