Love local music? Like helping out local families in need? Then you’ll want to check out the Swamp Sistas annual “La La” event, which will go online for 2020.
On May 16, the Swamp Sistas La La Hope From Home: Virtual Brunch and Festival will be held via Facebook Live from 11am to 7pm.
A “La La” is a classic Louisiana Creole house party where musicians gather, friends dance, share food and drink, and everyone chips in what they can for a community cause. The tradition dates back to the 1920s, and the Swamp Sistas are keeping it alive 100 years later.
The 2020 La La lineup will feature a combination of live streams and pre-recorded videos from musical artists such as host Beth McKee; Hannah Harber; Terri Binion; E-Turn; Cat Ridgeway; Rachel Decker; Shema Shine; and more.
There will also be comedy, spoken word and visual art woven in.
In keeping with pre-quarantine plans for a brunch event, the Swamp Sistas have teamed up with Winter Park restaurant and music venue, The New Standard, to create and serve locally sourced special brunch and dinner menus that viewers can order as delivery or pick-up.
UPDATE: We have a menu! Take a look and order your brunch items now….
As for helping out local families in need, the La La event will be fundraising for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, to insure that food insecure children and families can eat during the summer.
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“The only hunger a child should ever feel is the hunger for knowledge and adventure. With 193,000 kids in our community experiencing food insecurity we've got some work to do." – @bethmckee We hope you can join us Saturday, May 16th for our virtual brunch and live streamed entertainment event, La La Hope from Home. We'll be fighting hunger with @feedhopenow and celebrating local artists from 11 am to 7 pm! Check out the link in our bio to learn more and RSVP on Facebook! . . . . . #swampsistas #swampsistaslala #inspiration #fighthunger #feedhopenow #community #centralflorida #centralfloridacommunity #virtualevent #localartists #supportlocalartists #supportlocal #childhoodhunger #fundraiser #orlando #orlandodoesntsuck
Founded in 2010 by recording artist, musician, and activist Beth McKee, Swamp Sistas is a coalition of more than 2,700 women with a passion for music and helping out.
In 2019 The Swamp Sistas La La Foundation, Inc. became a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to a bi-fold mission of community service and supporting women in the arts.
Swamp Sistas La La Hope From Home: Virtual Brunch and Festival will stream for free on the Swamp Sistas Facebook page at Facebook.com/SwampSistas.
Enjoy some great music, eat some delicious food, and help out families in Central Florida. Mark it in your calendar, because you won’t want to miss it!
Here’s Beth McKee telling you more about the event:
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