Tailgate party will benefit children, arts

Published 12:23 am Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Tailgate Band Party at The Studio in downtown Troy Thursday night is the hottest ticket in town.

Morgan Drinkard, Johnson Center for the Arts executive director, said that ticket sales are brisk for the Tailgate Band Party, which is being co-sponsored by the Johnson Center and the Pike County Young Professionals.

“We are excited to bring this special event to The Studio,” Drinkard said. “The Tailgate Bank Party is an extension of the Thursday Nights at the Studio events. Troy University is playing away at the University of Lafayette Thursday night and we’ll have a big screen TV set up so we can support our Trojans while tailgating and enjoying great band music and the fellowship of friends and neighbors.”

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

The doors of The Studio will open at 6 p.m. and the game will kick off at 6:30 pm.

Tucker, Brantley and Jim of the Park Band will provide acoustic music beginning at 7 p.m.

“The CGI Social Club will provide soft drinks, hot popcorn and door prizes,” Drinkard said. “Of course, this is a tailgate party so everyone is invited to bring their favorite tailgate foods and refreshments just as we all do on at our Thursday Night at the Studio events.”

Although the Tailgate Band Party is co-hosted by the Pike County Young Professionals, Drinkard said the party is for all ages.

“Everyone is invited to come and celebrate, cheer for our Trojans have a good time being together,” she said.

Tickets for the Tailgate Band Party are $25 each. Reserved tables are available at $200 for a table of eight and $250 for a table of 10.

“We do have limited seating so we encourage everyone to purchase their tickets in advance,” Drinkard said. “Tickets could be available at the door but it’s best to purchase early or call and make reservations.”

The number to call is 334-670-2287.

The proceeds from the Tailgate Band Party at The Studio will be divided among the Johnson Center, the Pike Regional Child Advocacy Center and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce Young Ambassadors.