Soulsville Foundation and Memphis Grizzlies host annual Staxtacular fundraiser Saturday, February 11, 2017
Grizzlies star Vince Carter to host 13th annual event
On Saturday, February 11, 2017, the Soulsville Foundation, Grizzlies guard/forward Vince Carter and the Memphis Grizzlies host Staxtacular 2017 Presented by SunTrust at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, the largest fundraiser of the year for the Stax Music Academy.
The event will be held from 7 p.m. until midnight. Tickets are $175 per person and may be purchased at the Stax Museum (926 E. McLemore Ave), the Grizzlies Den Team Store inside the Grand Lobby of FedExForum, online at www.staxtacular.com, or by calling 901-261-6338.
All proceeds from Staxtacular 2017 benefit the Stax Music Academy, which inspires young people and enhances their academic, cognitive, performance, and leadership skills by utilizing music with an intense focus on the rich legacy and tradition of Stax Records. Approximately 80 percent of SMA students attend via scholarships provided by the Soulsville Foundation through fundraising efforts such as Staxtacular.
Now in its 13th year, Staxtacular has raised more than one million dollars for the Stax Music Academy. This year, guests will be treated to a progressive party beginning in The Soulsville Charter School’s AutoZone Get in the Zone Gymnasium, then onto the Stax Music Academy, and then to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Guests will:
- Mingle with Vince and other Grizzlies guests
- Dance to live music by the Stax Music Academy, Stax Music Academy Alumni Band, and new Stax/Concord Music Group artists Southern Avenue
- Mobile bid in our online and silent auctions and bid in our surprise live auction
- Indulge in the many open bars and Southern cuisine with a twist
- Relax at the coffee & espresso bar
- Enjoy complimentary valet parking for all event guests (this year, drop off will be at the foundation’s AutoZone Get in the Zone Gymnasium adjacent to the Stax Music Academy; pick up will be in front of the Stax Museum
- Play vintage video games and shoot hoops with equipment from Broad Avenue’s wildly popular Rec Room
- This year’s Staxtacular is a progressive party with valet parking at the Soulsville Foundation’s AutoZone Get in the Zone Gymnasium, where there will be complimentary valet parking, food, cocktails, and live music by the Stax Music Academy starting promptly at 7 pm.
- The party will proceed then to the adjacent Stax Music Academy building with food, cocktails, games from Broad Avenue’s Rec Room, more food and cockails, and live music by the Stax Music Academy Alumni Band.
- Then it’s on to the Stax Museum with more food and cocktails, a silent mobile-bid auction, dancing, and live music by new Stax Records/Concord Music Group artists Southern Avenue! Your car will be returned to you at the museum entrance.
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