Drinks will be flowing, local restaurant tastings will be devoured and music will be rockin’ at Live and Local Sunday, Nov. 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.
The event will feature a specialty tequila bar thanks to Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine and 3 Amigos Tequila. Blanco’s Tacos will host festive sangrias stations and The Cider Mill will be brewing their own sodas for the event, hosting a “float station,” where participants will be able to create one-of-a-kind desserts.
Other participating local restaurants, breweries and wineries include:
• The Grind
• Roaring Fork
•RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
• Carlsbad Tavern
• Tryst Café
• Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market
• Four Peaks Brewery
• Sleepy Dog Saloon and Brewery
• Prescott Brewing Company
• Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers
• The Clayton on the Park
• JJ’s Delicatessen
• Arizona Stronghold Wine
• Mother Road Brewing Company
• Mudshark Brewery
• Su Vino Winery
Come for the food and drink, and stay for the music. In addition to professional DJs, Live and Local has an impressive lineup of live performances.
The event will be headlined by national recording artist Kelley James. James’ music is a collection of acoustic guitars, hip-hop beats, thoughtful lyrics and freestyle flows. His last single, “Summertime on my Mind,” became a summer anthem and has received recognition from several viral entertainment sites including BroBible, BuzzFeed, ClevverMusic, Mashable and Tone It Up.
Joining James will be Obadiah Parker. Mat Weddle has been playing music as Obadiah Parker since 2005–and even played basketball at the Boys and Girls Club’s Barker Branch in Arcadia. Driven by a popular YouTube video of a live performance, his cover of “Hey Ya” became a breakout hit in 2007, topping the iTunes singer-songwriter charts for the year.
Scott Keo will also perform during the event. Keo is a veteran of the music industry as both a premiere Michael Bublé tribute act and an experienced singer/songwriter.
“Our goal is to celebrate the best in Arizona food, music and spirits with an extensive culinary and entertainment lineup including local restaurant and beverage partners, entertainers and more, with proceeds set to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale,” says Allen Thompson, owner of The Grind, who is also co-chairing the event.
General Admission Tickets begin at $50, and include access to the main event and tastings. VIP Tickets begin at $100, and include additional VIP experiences.
Tickets can be purchased online at LiveandLocal.bgcs.org.