2020 Wine & Dine for the Arts

2020 Wine & Dine for the Arts

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Join us for an evening of friends, music, wine and food at our Wine & Dine for the Arts
presented by Empire Finish Systems.

Chef Anthony Fothergill

Chef Anthony Fothergill and his team will showcase his specialty – Floribbean cuisine. Also known as new era cuisine, it takes elements from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe and Asia, emphasizing fresh ingredients with complex medleys of spices and flavors.

His Floribbean menu this year includes roasted beef sirloin, beef skewers, chicken skewers, shrimp and scallop kabobs and BBQ meatballs. At the chef-attended pasta station, he’ll custom tailor your selection with your choice of shrimp, lobster, lump crab, chicken, plant-based protein and assorted fresh vegetables. Vegan and gluten free options available. All will be paired with incredible wines.

We’ll enjoy great jazz music from the Orlando Youth Jazz Orchestra and the Andrew Kennedy Quartet, both accompanied by vocalist Lenard Rutledge.


2020 wine and dine performers

Our Wine & Dine for the Arts is our primary annual fundraiser, celebrating the impacts of our programs that build the futures of community students through music and arts education. It’s also a part of the global International Jazz Day, when jazz lovers in 195 countries present clinics, festivals, classes and more to share the spirit of jazz with the world.

Proceeds benefit HAPCO’s programs that give young people real-world experience and mentoring from professionals they can relate. Programs include:

  • Jazz Master Programs at Ocoee High School, Evans High School and Carver Middle School
  • Live Arts programing at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland
  • Culinary Arts for Seniors at Wellcare HMO
  • Echoes Throughout Time music program at the Winter Garden Boys & Girls Club
  • HAPCO LIVE connecting some of our best musicians with community venues and civic events for public performance

Click here for more information on our programs.

Through International Jazz Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz work to showcase the power of jazz as a force for peace, dialogue and mutual understanding. The UNESCO General Conference established April 30 as International Jazz Day in 2011. Herbie Hancock is the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.

Family-owned and operated Empire Finish Systems has provided construction, exteriors, drywall and framing services for over 25 years. They have completed over 100,000 units and installed over 200 million sf of material nationwide. They are headquartered in Winter Garden, Florida.
Info: https://www.empirefinish.com


Wine & Dine for the Arts
Presented by Empire Finish Systems

Saturday | April 25, 2020
5-8:30 pm
Oakland Town Center  |  221 N Arrington St.  |  Oakland, Florida


  • $50 through March 31
  • $75 after March 31

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