NIAGARA FALLS – A sellout crowd of more than 900, at $225 a ticket, is lined up for the Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s annual black-tie entertainment gala, set for Saturday night in the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.

Hospital spokesman Patrick J. Bradley said proceeds from the event will benefit Memorial’s cardiac and stroke care programs. During dinner, there will be music by the Wendell Rivera Jazz Quartet and a short program honoring Dr. Michael Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health, and the nursing staffs of Niagara Falls Memorial and the Schoellkopf Health Center for their service to the community. Entertainment headliner Jon Secada is scheduled to take the stage at 9:15 p.m., with the Baila Salsa Dance Company performing before and after. Late-night dancing with Soul Committee also is scheduled.