“Southern Blues: Music of the Soul”
The Premier Southern Soiree & Bourbon Lounge
Huntsville Museum of Art
April 20th 6:30 – 9:00
The Huntsville Museum of Art Guild is proud to host Southern Blues: Music of the Soul to launch a very unique exhibit by Tim Duffy entitled OUR LIVING PAST: A PLATINUM PORTRAIT OF MUSIC MAKERS. OUR LIVING PAST will feature images and instruments of Southern musical heroes and the world in which they live – promoting the enduring tradition of Southern roots music.
This exhibit brought to you by the Music Maker Relief Foundation immortalizes and educates it’s audience about Southern musical greats past and present. Tim Duffy’s iconic photographs celebrates distinctive regional sound and styles with images of Blues Greats like Taj Mahal, Grammy nominated Sharon Jones, and other lessor known musical greats like Lena Mae Perry, Gospel Leader and Martha Spencer, Appalachian Musician.
Southern Blues: Music of the Soul
Southern Blues is an immersion into our rich Southern Culture; a night where attendees will enjoy a complete sensory experience of New Orleans, Memphis, and the Mississippi Delta through art, food, music and drink.
In addition to a vast array of southern cuisine, your ticket includes bourbon tasting, local craft beers and wine. Live music from Blues Prodigy Christone “Kingfish” Ingram will set the tone for a truly unique evening that you will not want to miss.
Featuring a live performance by Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram
Cuisine Sneek Peek
Your ticket to Southern Blues includes a broad array of southern cuisine from three regions divided into two categories: savory & sweet.
Check out this sneak peek of some of the dishes we are serving at the event.
Snappy Causal Attire
The attire for Southern Blues – The Premier Southern Soirée & Bourbon Lounge is “snappy casual”. “Snappy casual” is defined by achieving a stylized informal outfit without being too casual. Some examples include-
A skirt and top
Dark denim and a top
A snappy casual dress
A patterned top and pants
A button down with a sweater and dark denim pants
A blazer with a shirt and jeans
A button down with dress pants
A blazer with a shirt and khakis
Live Auction Items:
Auctioneer: David Little
1. Unique Vintage 18 Kt. Gold Diamond and Emerald Floral Pin, circa 1955 from David’s Jewelry, a one of a kind piece.
A timeless piece of jewelry that can be worn as a brooch or as a pendant on your favorite gold necklace. This stunning 18 karat yellow gold floral spray design pin has five round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 1/3 carat total weight/ “G color”/VS1 clarity rated nestled in the center. Six emeralds rest on the tips of the leaves to complete the vintage look.
Value $2,600 – donated by David’s Jewelry
2. Old Rip Van Winkle Experience – 10 year, 107 proof 750ml Bottle
This is a Pappy lover’s dream! Pinch yourself as this is a rare opportunity to own this elusive 10 year, 107 proof bourbon bottled as close to barrel proof as possible. Only a splash of Kentucky limestone well water is added as the barrels are emptied for bottling. This big, bold, and aged bourbon is a rich, coppery liquid finished with a long, bold wave of peppery spices, floral honey and charred barrel flavors. Completing this ultimate bourbon experience is the Limited Edition “Pappy Hour” Gift Set (45/200) including Key-etched Crystal Rocks Glasses, Pappy’s handmade bourbon balls and other fun items for the Pappy Lover. An experience not to be missed.
3. The Delta Supper Club Unique Culinary Experience Weekend Getaway Package & 1 year membership to the Delta Supper Club plus two seats to any one Delta Supper club event in 2017.
The New York Times lauded Delta Supper Club as a member’s only social culinary circle that provides members with a once-in-a-lifetime taste experience. Delta Supper Club hosts casual dinners at historic Delta locations featuring award winning out-of-state chefs who serve as many as nine haute courses. Each of these courses is indicative of the chef’s unique style while incorporating ingredients from Mississippi. Past chefs include: James Beard Foundation Award winning Chef Michelle Bernstein from Miami, James Beard Award Nominee Chef Edward Lee from Kentucky, Food Network star Chef Cory Bahr of Louisiana, and New Orleans chef of the year Chef Alex Harrell. Each event tantalizes your taste buds as a truly unique historic Delta experience.
The winner of this weekend package will receive a one-night stay at The Squeezebox Inn in Clarksdale, MS to be used in conjunction with the Delta Supper Club event of their choosing, along with two tickets to the Grammy Museum in Cleveland, Mississippi.
After an enchanting night in the Delta, your culinary experience continues at The Ravine Oxford, Mississippi’s superlative Restaurant and Inn. There you will enjoy a one night stay in the rustic log chalet while enjoying a sophisticated, romantic, dinner for two. This sumptuous fare is prepared from locally grown, fresh, and seasonal foods. This is a rare, culinary experience of a lifetime. Delta Supper Club events typically sell out in 3 minutes but the winner of this experience is guaranteed two seats to the event of their choice.
Value – Priceless
Donated by Delta Supper Club, Stewart Robinson, and The Ravine Restaurant & Inn
4. Craft Cocktail Night – Mixology Class for 12
Have you ever wished you could make that craft cocktail that you order at your favorite restaurant? If you answered yes, then this is the party for you! Allow Amy Bailey, of MyScoop.com, to show you and 11 of your party guests how to artfully create that special cocktail. She will guide you through the use of homemade bitters and shrubs and how to incorporate them into gin, bourbon, rum, and tequila cocktails. There will definitely be something for everyone! While Amy leads you to the perfect cocktail, enjoy heavy appetizers by Carlton’s Catering. This is the perfect excuse to get a fun group of 12 together to put your favorite bartender to the test!
Location to be determined by purchaser and date to mutually agreed upon by purchaser, mixologist and caterer.
Donated by: Amy Bailey of MyScoop.com and Carlton’s Catering
5. Saturday Lobster Fest and Shrimp Boil at Silverock Cove
Enjoy a lakeside party for twelve at the home of Dr. Bradley Alley in Silverock Cove on Smith Lake. This Summertime or Fall Feast includes 24 live lobsters, 10 pounds of shrimp, and 5 pounds of sausage followed by an afternoon of boat rides, skiing, and swimming. Rest and relax in the resort style pools of the community, while sipping on adult beverages. No problems if the summer is too hot for you, schedule your Lobster Fest and Shrimp Boil during a football weekend this fall. Party to be planned on a mutually agreeable date (The following dates are excluded: Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July weekend and Labor Day weekend). Expires December 2017
Seafood generously donated by Inland Seafood /Hosted by Dr. Bradley Alley, George & Alison Cannon, Amy & Jason Dilocker, and Dan & Natalie Amesbury
6. Afternoon at The Avenue – Pool Party for 20
Imagine an afternoon of soaking up the sun, beside a salt-water infinity pool at the hottest location in downtown Huntsville, The Avenue. Up to 20 people will experience the ultimate pool party, graciously donated by Charlie and Sasha Sealy. Enjoy the state of the art pool and outdoor gallery, which includes a pool table, bar and multiple TVs for 3 hours. You and your guests will enjoy delectable appetizers, catered by Chupper Time Catering, and wine provided by Lara Isbell of International Wines. This amazing experience is perfect for any upcoming celebration. Party to be planned on a mutually agreeable date.*
*The fine print: Maximum number of attendees/guests – 20 attendees/guests Event to take place BY September 1, 2017. All property rules applicable to ALL guests such as no smoking including the use of e-cigarettes AND no glass of any type allowed around the pool. Also, NO pets are allowed. The outdoor pool gallery, which features a pool table, bar and multiple TVs, can be reserved exclusively for the event for a period of up to 3 hours; however, pool courtyard and surrounding area will remain open to residents of The Avenue. The party is to conclude by 8 pm. The following dates are excluded: Memorial Day weekend (May 27th – May 29th) and 4th of July weekend (July 1st – July 4th)
Donated by Charlie and Sasha Sealy; Chupper Time Catering; and Lara Isbell of International Wines
7. 1 750 ml bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 12 Year Special Reserve and Cigar Gift Package
This fine bourbon can compete with any excellent cognac as an after-dinner drink. An aroma of dried mango, cocoa, fruit and spiced peach highlight this special reserve while flavors of honey, oak and tobacco dance on the pallet. The finish is balanced and dry. This is truly a one of a kind bottle of bourbon that should not be missed. To compliment this package, The Cigar Room has generously donated a complimentary package worth over $400: a $50 gift certificate for cigars of your choosing, a 75 –count walnut glass-top humidor that is Spanish-cedar lined with a humidity gauge, a ceramic Camacho power band limited-edition ashtray, a leather 3-county cigar travel holder, and a Gurkha Cigars knife.
Cigar Package donated by The Cigar Room
Silent Auction Item Preview
- Original Anthony Tavis Folk Art “Black Cat Bone Juke Joint”
- JJGeorge Nukshuk cooler from JJGeorge in Decatur, AL
- Original painting by Folk Artist Lucy Hunnicut
- Southern Wildlife Company Package (more details to come)
- Kodiak Rolldown Backpack in Cream canvas with oil rubbed leather, Donated by Canoe in Blue Ridge, GA
- Wooden Feast Board & Jar of Wood Preserve, Donated by Woodkith in Atlanta, GA
- Handmade burl oak mid-sized coffee table by Wood Works by Jared
- Handmade purses by Sew Few
- A pet portrait session by K8 Photo
Kay and Earl Eastin
Anne and Mark Harbarger
Jerry Damson Automotive Group
Kathi and Norm Tew
Sally Dupree Barnett
Dr. and Mrs. Richard Cannon
Charles Jones/Merrill Lynch
Dr. and Mrs. James A. Reynolds
Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Lee Saunders
Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Cassius Smith
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Thacker
Dr. and Mrs. T Benton Washburn
Anne and Ed Uher
Suzanne and Roger Barnes
Comfort Care Hospice
Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Helstowski
Donna K. Hergert
Dr. and Mrs. Bobby Johnson
Susan Ozment Keller Williams Realty
Cheryl and Jim Matthews
Suzanne M. O’Connor
Dr. and Mrs. Bradley S. Rice
Southern States Bank
Carol and Jim Tevepaugh
Laura and Johnnie Vann
Mary and Newell Witherspoon