Biscuits for Your Outside Man: A Fundraiser Dinner for the Music Maker Relief Foundation
Zingerman's Roadhouse 12th Annual African American Foodways Special Dinner
Though the Blues has had an enormous impact on American music, many of the form’s most influential artists have struggled behind the scenes. In 1994, Tim and Denise Duffy started the Music Makers Relief Foundation to provide financial support to Southern working class musicians, ensuring that their legacies and music will be preserved. Limited by age and abject poverty, many of these artists have almost given up hope when instead they should be celebrated and recorded into history.
Just like the Music Makers have brought back musicways embedded in American roots, Zingerman’s Roadhouse has strived to connect with foodways that are steeped in American culture. Chef Alex Young has collaborated with our special guest, Music Makers member Dom Flemons from The Carolina Chocolate Drops, to create a dinner that reflects the music of the very artists the foundation has helped promote. Come by and taste the BBQ that Drink Small praises in his song, “Living in a BBQ World”, and the buttery biscuits that Algia Mae Hinton sings about in “Cook Cornbread for Your Husband”. The Music Makers Relief Dinner on Tuesday, January 17th, will be an opportunity to enjoy great food, hear soulful music, and to help protect expressive talent by purchasing tickets to a truly remarkable event.
For this one of a kind dinner, we are offering three ticket options. All options will benefit the Music Maker Relief Foundation:
- $55.00 includes dinner, and a portion of proceeds will go to Music Makers. Anyone who makes a reservation at this price is welcome to the dinner at 6:30pm.
- $95.00 includes an exclusive cocktail reception before the dinner, the dinner itself, and a portion of proceeds will go to Music Makers. The cocktail reception begins at 6pm.
- $250.00 includes an exclusive cocktail reception before the dinner, the dinner itself, and 100% of the ticket price will go to Music Makers. The cocktail reception begins at 6pm.
Cornbread and Biscuits
Music featuring Algia Mae Hinton
Ham Bone Corn with Lima Beans
Music featuring Sam Frazier, Jr., Cootie Stark, Algia Mae Hinton, and John Dee Holeman
Black Eyed Peas with Noisette Vinaigrette
Music featuring Captain Luke and Little Pink Anderson
Chicken Pie and Cornmeal Fried Catfish with Greasy Greens and Mac & Cheese
Music featuring Mudcat, George Higgs, and Drink Small
Banana Pudding with Fried Fat Back
Music featuring Aldophus Bell