If you are not spending your Mardi Gras holiday in New Orleans, Louisiana, spend the day celebrating local Chatham County arts. On Saturday, February 25 from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., the NC Arts Incubator invites you to join them for a fundraiser dinner event for the Siler City Downtown Music Series!
The fundraiser will be hosted at Siler City’s new hit restaurant, Peppercorn, giving you a chance to experience the venue for one of its first events.
Mardi Gras Fun Fact #1: More than 500,000 king cakes are sold each year in New Orleans between January 6 and Fat Tuesday, and another 50,000 are shipped out-of-state via overnight courier.
The annual dinner and dancing fundraiser, hosted by NC Arts Incubator, is in support of the 2017 Siler City Downtown Music Series. Of course, the event itself will not be lacking in its own music contribution by The Second Line Stompers Band. This Mardi Gras party will be one to remember with plenty of music, dancing and food!
Chef Mark Zerengue will feature many festive dishes inspired by the holiday! Menu items include: shrimp creole, gumbo, bourbon sweet potatoes, shrimp remoulade, muffalatas, mini quiches, red beans and rice, king cake, bread pudding and pralines and beignets.
To top it all off, don’t miss out on the raffle, door prizes and the fortune teller!
Mardi Gras Fun Fact #2: An economic impact study released by the University of New Orleans, estimates that Mardi Gras generates over $840 million annually.
All tickets are $40! The ticket will include dinner and two drink tickets!
Tickets are limited, so make sure to secure your reservation as soon as possible! To order your tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nc-arts-incubator-mardi-gras-fund-raiser-event-tickets-29731310149. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org by February 20 to reserve your ticket.
Tickets may also be purchased at Courtyard Coffee with cash or a check. Checks can be mailed to NC Arts Incubator, PO Box 643 Siler City NC 27344, with “Mardi Gras” noted in the memo field.
Mardi Gras Fun Fact #3: New Orleans’ metro area’s 37,000-plus hotel rooms are traditionally 95% filled during Mardi Gras weekend.
NC Arts Incubator encourages you to show your support for local arts with a sponsorship package! Sponsorship packages continue to support the Siler City Downtown Music Series and help to make further fundraisers possible!
Learn more about how to become a sponsor: http://events.ncartsincubator.org/silercity-downtown-music-2017-sponsors/
More about the event: http://www.ncartsincubator.org/visit/