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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Blue Dog Piano Concert Commercial

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A Tribute to George Rodrigue
November 7th (Thursday) 6:30 PM

The Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation will pay tribute to the internationally renowned Louisiana artist and creator of the infamous Blue Dog series, George Rodrigue. Hosted by the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, this one-of-a-kind evening is part of a national tour for the 1913 Rodrigue Steinway "Blue Dog Piano," which has been painted by the honoree himself.

The live concert will feature five acclaimed pianists performing on Steinway Grand as it celebrates its 100th birthday in 2013. Performing artists include:

Sean Dietrich (Jazz)
John Ripley (Rock 'n Roll)
David Seering (Broadway)
Donnie Sundal (Hip Hip & Funk)
Bobby Van Duesen (Ragtime)

Visit www.rodriguesteinway.com for the history, restoration process and unveiling of bringing together the great works of both George Rodrigue and the Hall Piano Company of New Orleans.


Chef John Carey has prepared a gourmet menu for this special event with numerous culinary stations to allow guests to comfortably meander through the Emerald Ballroom with complimentary wine served tableside. Pastry Chef Yasha Becker has created a themed specialty dessert with his Signature Baby Grand Piano in Dark Chocolate filled with Grand Marnier Cream and Assorted Blue Dog Miniature Pastries.

Wine Pull

Wine enthusiasts can re-stock their wine cellars while supporting MKAF and GRF charitable education missions. We are inviting private wine collectors and restaurants to donate to the Wine Pull. Call MKAF at (860) 650-2226 to make a wine donation to benefit this fundraiser. Bottles will be wrapped and tagged. Patrons will purchase numbered corks matching the mystery wine bottles.

Live Auction

The live auction will feature private wine dinners in patron homes or restaurants with one of the featured Rodrigue Tribute pianists, a Louisiana Duck Hunting Trip, a New Orleans Getaway Package, a Rodrigue Print, a CBS PGA Tour Package to name a few.