TACA Announces Plans, Tickets for 2019 Party on the Green July 17, 2019

Annual Event Returns to the Dallas Arts District on October 4

Media Contact: Brett Gray, Brett@BrettGrayPR.com, 214.557.6233

A photo of Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park

Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park at the AT&T Performing Arts Center

DALLAS – TACA – The Arts Community Alliance – announced today that one of the most celebrated food and drink fundraising events in Dallas – TACA Lexus Party on the Green – will take place on Friday, October 4, at 6:30 p.m. in the Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in the Dallas Arts District.

Party on the Green brings together the most celebrated culinary and artistic talent in Dallas for an elegantly casual evening in support of the arts in North Texas.  This year’s culinary experience features signature dishes from Dallas’ best chefs and restaurants, ROXOR Gin cocktail bar, craft beer tent by Peticolas Brewing Company, a silent auction, PT’s Coffee Bar, a wine cork pull, live entertainment by TACA’s 2019 grant recipients and tunes from DJ Lucy Wrubel.

“This October, we once again look forward to a festive celebration under the stars at our annual TACA Lexus Party on the Green in the Dallas Arts District,” said TACA Board Chair Michelle Thomas.  “The not-to-miss signature event brings together a wonderful, diverse group of supporters in a relaxed, casual outdoor environment to celebrate and support the arts in our community.”

The 2019 Party on the Green Chairs are Kim and Nevin Bannister. Victoria Snee, Highland Park Village’s chief marketing officer and local fashion/lifestyle guru, will emcee. Celebrity Chef Dean Fearing will judge and announce the Taste of TACA Award.

Participating Chefs and Restaurants
Chef Sebastian Archambault and Chef Jacquelynn Beckman – Mansion on Turtle Creek; Chef Frederic Sulis – The French Room; Chef Jared Estes – Water Grill; Chef John Gilbert – ARTISAN Craft Kitchen; Chef Sean Jett – Humble: Simply Good Pies; Chef Jeffrey Kollinger – Tillman’s Roadhouse; Chef Ken Lumpkin – Musume; Chef Stephan Pyles – Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café; Chef Janice Provost – Parigi; Chef Michael Scott – Rosewood Wagyu Beef; Chef Jon Thompson – Zaytinya; Chef Jacob Williamson – Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck; Chef Abraham Salum – Salum; Chef Andrea Pedraza – Coco Andre; Chef Ben Maulsby – Elm Street Cask & Kitchen; Chef Jeramie Robison – City Hall Bistro; Chef Giuliano Matarese – Mille Lire; Chef Sharon Van Meter – Taco y Vino; Chef Thomas Archer – 3015 at Trinity Groves; and Chef Eric Dreyer- HALL ARTS HOTEL.

In addition to Title Sponsor ($50,000) Dallas Fort Worth Lexus Dealers:

Other Sponsors include:
Décor Sponsor ($15,000)Family Sommer; Entertainment Sponsor ($10,000)Highland Park Village; Wristband Sponsor ($10,000)MidFirst Bank; Wine Pull Sponsor ($10,000)Bank of Texas; Kick-Off Party Sponsor ($10,000) – AKRIS; Patron Sponsor ($7,500) Rosewood Corporation; Visual Arts Sponsor ($7,500)Tara Lewis and John Swords; Program Sponsor ($5,000)JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Beer Sponsor – Peticolas Brewing Company; Gin Sponsor – ROXOR Gin; Creative Partners – The Richards Group; Media SponsorPaperCity; Official AirlineAmerican Airlines; Host AT&T Performing Arts Center; and Valet SponsorPlatinum Parking.

Corporate Partners for Party on the Green at the $5,000 level include:  MM Properties; Thompson Knight Foundation; JPMorgan Chase & Co. $2,500 are Texas Instruments; HKS, Inc.; Clampitt Paper Company; Westwood Wealth Management; Dorsey & Whitney; Blue Sky Survey & Mapping; Millet the Printer; Kyle Bibb and Texas Instruments

Additional sponsors at the $10,000 level include Diane and Hal Brierley; Donna Wilhelm $5,000 sponsors are Melinda and Jim Johnson; Nancy and Clint Carlson; Deborah and Jim Nugent; Kathy and Greg Nelson; Barb and Don Daseke; Gwen and Leldon Echols; Debbie Lively/ Fisher Broyles, LLP and Jill E. Tananbaum

Tickets for the event start at $350.  For additional information about sponsorships and tickets, see https://taca-arts.org/partyonthegreen/ or contact Bailey Summers at bailey.summers@taca-arts.org or by calling 214.520.3930.

About TACA
TACA – The Arts Community Alliance – supports excellence and impact in the arts through grant-making, capacity building, and thought leadership. TACA envisions an innovative, inclusive, sustainable cultural sector recognized for its essential contribution to a vibrant, prosperous community. Since its founding in 1967, TACA has worked to establish North Texas’ cultural community as one of the strongest in the nation. TACA’s growing investment in the arts translates to new premieres and productions, impactful residencies and community initiatives, and more opportunities for artists and audiences to connect – all striving to make Dallas a dynamic city and a great place to live and work. For more information about TACA, call 214-520-3930 or visit taca-arts.org. Connect with TACA on Facebook at facebook.com/tacadallas, Twitter at @TACADallas or on Instagram at @TACADallas.

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