An Evening Of Jazz, Inspired By Downton Abbey

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A night of fun and entertainment

Join WOUB Public Media for a Jazz Age Cocktail Reception inspired by Downton Abbey on January 4 at the Baker University Center on the campus of Ohio University in Athens. The party starts at 6:30 p.m. at Baker Center’s 1804 Room. Following the reception, you’ll see the first hour of Downton Abbey’s first episode of season four! 




Tickets are available


Tickets for the evening are available, but are limited. Cost is $100 per person/$150 per couple and include the following: 

Complimentary wines, signature cocktails

Heavy Hor d’oeuvres – British Style

Live Jazz Combo

Photo booth with complimentary photos

Seating for the premiere screening


Register now, by filling out the form below and mailing it to: WOUB, Attention Kathy Malesick, 1 Ohio University, RTVC Bldg. Room 458, Athens, Ohio  45701

Or order tickets by calling Ann Kyle at 740-593-4950. Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted


Dress in ‘Downton Abbey’ style and you could win!

Best costume will win a Downton Abbey Limited Edition DVD Set of all 3 seasons, The PBS special “The Secrets of Highclere Castle” and

a $75.00 gift certificate to Cutler’s at Ohio University Inn and Conference Center.


Honorable mention costume prizes include “Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey” and Engagement Calendars.


Our Emcee for the night, Giles Lee

Since we're inspired by Downton Abbey, we've got our own British butler!

Athens’ own Giles Lee will be your host for this special evening. 




Peppered Beef Tenderloin – carved with olive herb relish and rolls; shrimp cocktail; baked brie with crudités; stilton, cheddar and camembert cheese and crackers; deviled eggs; tea sandwiches: cucumber with mint/chili butter, Benedictine, brie and walnut, minted radish chicken salad, parsley and sweet onion; salmon herb mousse with rye and pumpernickel bread squares; scones with strawberry jam and Devonshire cream; shortbread cookies; pound cake and rice pudding.

Open bar: including wines and cocktails; gin and tonic; vodka gimlet; martini; tea and coffee. 

Masterpiece's Downton Abbey season four begins Sunday, January 5 at 9 p.m. on WOUB-TV.