The Drake Restaurant Announces Night on the Town for a Cause
The Drake After Dark, where an experiential evening will fund an exceptional need, aims to raise $200,000 for Save The Music Foundation through The Drake Gives on December 1st
Laguna Beach, CA:
Introducing “The Drake After Dark” Speakeasy
Designed as a speakeasy, The Drake After Dark will be an evening for a cause, December 1st
, 2022 from 6:30 – late, at Laguna Beach’s famed Seven Degrees venue. Where great food meets great music, The Drake After Dark will be an immersive experience complete with interactive food stations, exceptional wines and craft cocktails, first class live entertainment including a band and special guests, and fundraising opportunities featuring a silent auction and live auction led by none other than auctioneer Zack Krone. Chef Donald Lockhart of Seven Degrees will be leading the evening’s culinary offering which will not disappoint.
The celebratory affair will honor Doug Freeman, CEO and Executive Chair of Orange County Music and Dance. Devoted to serving nonprofits, Doug has held a Board Chair role for the Pacific Symphony and UCI, and is a Founding Board Chair of The Literacy Project. He currently serves as the Chair and President of the Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation. Additionally, Doug is the Founder of National Philanthropy Day and has been listed by the Orange County Business Journal as one of the 500 Most Influential People in Orange County.
The black and gold themed soiree will provide guests with an opportunity to relax and enjoy an inspiring evening out, while allowing them an opportunity to get involved by giving the gift of music to underserved youth in our local public schools. This year’s generous event sponsors include The Tarsadia Foundation and Remy Martin. Due to limited capacity this event is anticipated to sell-out for its second year in a row. Limited Tickets and Sponsorship Opportunities for The Drake After Dark are available HERE
The Drake, Laguna Beach’s landmark restaurant and live music venue founded by Alec Glasser, launched The Drake Gives last year. The nonprofit’s mission is to connect, inspire and provide underserved youth with music education, materials and instruments. To date, The Drake Gives has raised over a quarter million dollars to support Save The Music Foundation.
“This year’s Drake After Dark event was designed to be a unique fundraising experience from the moment you arrive at Seven Degrees. We’ve combined the best of the best from food and entertainment, to innovative event design in order to deliver a memorable evening that will have a lasting impact for underserved youth.”
–Alec Glasser, Founder, The Drake and The Drake Gives
About The Drake Gives
The Drake Gives is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) whose mission is to connect, inspire and provide underserved youth with the music education, materials and instruments they need and deserve to fuel their passions and experience the power of music. The Founder of The Drake and The Drake Gives, Alec Glasser, learned to play the saxophone in a public school when he was 12. That experience profoundly shaped his life in ways he never dreamed possible - his wish is for all kids to be able to have the same opportunity in their public school education. Learn more HERE.
About Save The Music
The Save The Music Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps students, schools, and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music. For 25 years, Save The Music has addressed the systemic inequities in music education by investing in under-resourced communities across the US – donating school instruments and technology; working as a convener, expert, and catalyst; helping to train and support teachers; and starting and building thousands of new music programs in over 286 school districts nationwide. Learn more HERE.
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