The Swamp Sistas La La Charity Brunch March 24
The Swamp Sistas La La Charity Brunch, benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, is 10 a.m. March 24 at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Winter Park.
Musical Swamp Sistas Beth McKee, Hannah Harber, Gailanne Amundsen, Amy Robbins, Renee Arozqueta and Jessica Delacruz will serenade as Chef Kathleen Blake (The Rusty Spoon) and Chef Jamie McFadden (Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine and Events) present a three-course, locally sourced menu.
Other local treats include:
- fish dip from Lombardi’s Seafood
- Pop Fusion Gourmet Fruit Pops
- bottled sauces from Poca’s Hottest and Fat Cat and
- assorted brunch breads from Olde Hearth Bakery.
- Beverages are provided by Cask & Larder (Beer), Quantum Leap Winery (Mango Cider Mimosas), Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice and Barnie’s Coffee.
All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank, and 100 percent of the funds will be included in the Swamp Sistas La La Charity Fund Drive which launches April 27 and culminates with the Swamp Sistas La La at Orlando Fringe on May 18.
“I’m thrilled so many talented folks are coming together to provide this unforgettable community experience that will help feed kids this summer, when no school means no school breakfast or lunch for so many kids that rely on it,” said McKee.
Swamp Sistas is a grassroots movement of 2,700 women with a dual passion for music and community activism, established in 2010 by singer/songwriter Beth McKee as a way to stay in touch with inspiring women she encountered on her travels. The group quickly morphed into a diverse, multi-generational network of women with varying backgrounds and career paths
Determined to find a way for the group to have a positive impact, while also promoting her music and that of her female songwriting peers, McKee invoked a traditional Louisiana party concept called the “La La” that she had become familiar with during her Louisiana days as a member of the all female New Orleans band Evangeline (MCA Records.) She tossed the idea around with other talented women and promoter friends, and the “Swamp Sistas La La” was born; a roving, regional music fest inspired by the Creole La La soiree’ where musicians gather, friends dance and everyone gives what they can for a common cause.
Tickets are available online.