June 3, 2023
RBg Ball Fundraiser In Partnership With The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga
Cocktail Hour begins at 6:00PM, Dinner to be plated at 7:00 PM, 2nd Annual Black Arts Awards begins at 8:00 PM
Chattanooga Theatre Centre, 400 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405
$60 for RBG Ball, $20 for Black Arts Award without RBG Ball access
The RBG Ball (Red, Black & Green), in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, is our kick-off for the Juneteenth festivals. The Ball ticket price includes: Entry into the cash bar cocktail hour, gourmet dinner & dessert, 2nd Annual Black Arts Awards and Dance. Our Black Arts Awards honors six Black artists in Visual Arts, Dance, Music, Literary Arts, Film and Theatre.
The meal will be curated and prepared by celebrity Chef Kenyatta Ashford. Chef Ashford studied at the renowned Culinary Institute of America in New York. Before returning to Chattanooga, he gained experience and inspiration while working in New Orleans, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. He is enthused about the expanding food scene in Chattanooga. He was awarded Jean-Louis Palladin Professional Work/Study Grant by the James Beard Foundation that he used to study cuisines of the African American diaspora and West Africa. Chef Ashford is co-founded of a dinner series called "4 Courses & Supper Club". He has been featured in Travel Noire, New York Times, and The Chattanooga Times Free Press. https://www.neutralgroundchatt.com/
Last year we introduced three historical African princesses, Warrior Princess Amina, Elizabeth of Toro and Princess Taytu Betul. This year we will introduce their male counterparts, Pharaoh Alara, Shaka Zulu and Mansa Musa. All will soon be available for public appearances, birthday parties, school visits and more.