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Overview of the Hootenanny: On Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6:30-10pm our Barn Dance Benefit is an incredibly unique event that takes place at our farm and features drinking, dining and dancing under the Louisiana night sky. As the largest urban farm in the city, located in heart of beloved City Park, we are proud to invite you to this fantastic annual party. Thanks to our beautiful, outdoor setting we have no capacity limit for the event, so bring your friends!
Square dancing with caller Dan Baker and free Zydeco instruction with Harold Bernard kicks off an evening of revelry on the farm. Four-time Grammy nominee Cedric Watson, My Wife’s Hat and The Western Sweethearts inspire revelers to kick up their heels. Premier local restaurants and chefs (including Pagoda Cafe, St. James Cheese Company, Mondo, Good Eggs, 1,000 Figs, Sodexho and Woody’s Fish Tacos) cook up delightful small plates, and unlimited craft cocktails and ice cold beer will be on hand.
Tickets are $40 in advance online, or $50 at the door.
CULTIVATE FRIENDS AND SAVE! Make a $400 contribution and you’ll get 11 tickets (that’s 1 ticket free!) and you’ll also underwrite one comp ticket for a Grow Dat youth or community member. Or, make a $200 donation and you’ll get 6 tickets (one ticket free!) and underwrite one comp ticket for a Grow Dat youth.
Sponsored by: Donna and Jim Barksdale, The Goldring Family Foundation, Cathy and Hunter Pierson, Nancy and Mike Marsiglia, Carol and Harold Asher, Dr Ryan Thibodaux and Second Line Family Dentistry, Tales of the Cocktail and iBERIABANK.
Honorary Event Hosts Invite you to Join Us! Carol and Harold Asher, Cathy Pierson, Eve Troeh, Glen Armantrout, Councilman Jason Williams, Jennifer KelleyKaty Casbarian, Margaret Orr, Nancy and Mike Marsiglia, Octavio Mantilla, Dr Ryan Thibodaux and Second Line Family Dentistry, Scott Cowen, Stephanie Stone and Ludovico Feoli, Susan Spicer, and Suzanne Mobley.
Grow Dat Young Alumni Hosts: Ashley Morgan, Cody Watson, Geiby Gomez, Melanie Long, Storie Cook, Tim Dubuclet, Tre Spadoni, Valentina Carillo and Yasmin Davis.
About Grow Dat: The mission of the Grow Dat Youth Farm is to nurture a diverse group of young leaders through the meaningful work of growing food. You can support these young adults who are growing food for New Orleans by joining us for the Grow Dat Hootenanny! Proceeds from this benefit will help us employ 40 teenagers to grow 12,000 pounds of food this year.
A huge THANK YOU to the Hootenanny Planning Committee:
Stephanie Barksdale (Chair), Jennifer Kelley (LHF), Keelia O’Malley, Malliron Hodge, Kristy Magner, Stephanie Krell, Sarah Howard, Kathryn Conyers, Claire Alsup, Nellie Catzen, Marian Howorth, Willa Conway, Johanna Gilligan, Jeanne Firth, Emily Posner.