Tickets are still available for the Music, People, Art and Community, or MPAC, event on Thursday, June 2, at the Shaw Center for the Arts.
Each floor of the center will offer different entertainment and cuisine during the downtown party.
All proceeds benefit the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and its year-round arts and outreach programming in the community.
The event will include culinary offerings and craft cocktail samples from City Pork, Mestizo, Jolie Pearl, Stroubes and Capital City Grill.
Featured will be the music of GROOVY7 and The Michael Foster Project.
GROOVY7 is a diverse party dance band based out of New Orleans that recently has headlined Mardi Gras festivals for such krewes as Endymion, Bacchus and Caesar. The group’s music was featured in the 2014 film, “Barefoot,” starring Evan Rachel Wood and has been praised by the likes of Miley Cyrus.
Two of the band’s founding members have been inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame before the age of 30.
GROOVY7 will perform on the Shaw Center’s fourth floor River Terrace.
Michael Foster’s work with his group has earned him recognition as the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge’s Arts Ambassador.
He has gone into school systems around the south talking to young students about the importance and traditions of jazz music, as well as inspiring them to practice and keep the music alive.
The core group consists of Doug Gay on drums; John Gray on trumpet; Emanuel Turnipseed on trombone; and Foster on Sousaphone, electric bass, and acoustic bass.
The Michael Foster Project will perform on the Shaw Center’s sixth floor Pennington Rooftop.
MPAC also will feature entertainment by Kirk Holder, DJ PUSHPLAY and the Andy Bourgeois Organ Trio.