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Friday, April 7

THE BEST PARTY YOU’VE NEVER BEEN TO 

The Cocktail Society will be the Best Party You’ve Never Been to, with exclusive libation experiences include aerial bartenders dropping down from the ceiling for service, signature cocktails created especially for the event by Rattle + Rum, and samples from 3 Amigos Tequila and Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila. 

More of a beer fan? Stella Artois will be pouring from their airstream trailer and handing out complimentary branded chalices. Love a good mule? Head upstairs and get creative with Tito’s Handmade Vodka’s “Make your own Mule” bar. Fancy a good vino? Sand-Reckoner Vineyards and Caduceus Cellars will be onsite pouring some of their delicious wines. Regardless of your boozy preferences, make sure to join us at 9:30 for a worldwide toast celebrating Tito’s Handmade Vodka’s 20th Anniversary.

To balance out all of the libations, enjoy an abundance of electrifying entertainment including a pair of dueling DJ’s from Desert House Productions, a performance by singer Saydi Driggers, shadow dancers, living art and Urban Electra – Arizona’s premier electric string quartet performing everything from rock, pop, club music, and cutting edge electronic music. 

Let your eyes and imagination sore with projection mapping – a video technology that projects shapes, graphics and animation on 3D objects, creating a futuristic digital experience. Then, take a group photo or a pimped-out selfie in our custom photo booth aboard Stella the Airstream. Head to Stage 2 to experience a feast for your senses with SensMood and Couple of Bartenders as they conduct scent & cocktail pairing demos.

If you need a break from the hustle and bustle, visit the Cigar Lounge sponsored by Your Premium Cigar Bar, complete with bourbon and beer pairings.

Not ready for the party to end? Shade Lounge at the W Scottsdale will be hosting the official after party poolside on the rooftop.

$85 PRESALE | $100 DAY OF EVENT

Includes complimentary cocktails and unlimited food, live music and entertainment

 

 

 

TO EAT & DRINK

Barefoot
Cambozola
Farm & Craft
Fogo de Chão
Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse
Heidi's Events & Catering
Kilt Lifter
Rattle + Rum
Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine
Sonata
Stella Artois
Three Amigos
Tito's
Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar
Tryst Café
Weft & Warp Art Bar

URBAN ELECTRA

ELECTRIC STRING QUARTET

From classic rock to alternative rock, pop, club music, and cutting edge electronic music, Urban Electra electric string quartet brings to the stage an eclectic repertoire of original works and chart toppers. Powerful. Dynamic. Electrifying. Uninhibited. Chamber music this is not. Urban Electra is an all female electric string quartet with a repertoire that includes top hits from artists like Muse, Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and everything in between.

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SAYDI DRIGGERS

Saydi has a budding career in all aspects of music. Playing piano since she was four years old, Saydi studied classical piano at the University of Utah and further taught herself pop and contemporary styles of music. Saydi was also trained in speech-level-singing before moving on to performing and teaching professionally. Saydi is proficient in piano, bass, and acoustic guitar. She is also a featured bass player and singer for weddings and high-end private events with local Scottsdale-based band, Sapphire Sky. Utilizing her degree in Audio Production Technology, she simultaneously works as a sound engineer and as a session player at Clamsville Productions, a successful recording studio in Chandler. Not only does Saydi play and sing music, she is also an accomplished songwriter currently producing and performing her own music around the valley. 

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STELLA THE AIRSTREAM

PICTURE BOOTH

Stella, is a small, shiny, silver 1966 Airstream camper that has been restored and repurposed as a classic photo booth with glammed-up modern curbside appeal. Perfect for private celebrations, corporate events, and brand engagement, Stella the Airstream features air-conditioned, wi-fi enabled group photo and selfie swag for instant social sharing to make your friends swoon with envy. Stella can even easily be made wheelchair accessible and welcomes all guests. This compact camper is small enough to fit inside or outside most event venues, a truly unique and memorable experience for everyone!

The Event Camper Co. is owned by Arizona natives Phillip, Brandi and their son Pearce Walsh. The #Walshpack, as they are known by friends, enjoy being part of vibrant local events, giving people a reason to smile, and making brands shine.

“SENSORY EXPERIENCE”
SENSMOOD & COUPLE OF BARTENDERS

SESSION TIMES | 8:15 & 9:15

 

Come join us for an interactive experience of flavors, aromas and how it impacts everything we taste. Free sampling of infused Vodka and infused Bourbon with a twist. Featuring SensMood’s, Prena Mirchandani – flavor and fragrance expert. She has 20 years experience in connecting emotion and color to smells and tastes and has worked with many Global brands bringing successful products in the marketplace that we buy like bodywash, ice cream and fine fragrances. Infusion kits featured by the Liquid Caterers – Couple of Bartenders.

Learn more about Prena…

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DUELING DJS

DESERT HOUSE PRODUCTIONS

Desert House Productions is one of Arizona’s most sought after DJ companies. Known for mixing a variety of crowd-pleasing beats & sounds, Desert House DJs keeps their dance floors packed with an arsenal of song styles & seasoned musical sensibility. Harnessing the power of music, & an impressive skill set, Desert House injects an energetic & modern twist into any event. 

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LIVE ART AUCTION

Live Auction will continue throughout the evening with a portion of the proceeds going to charitable arts organizations through the Scottsdale League for the Arts

JIM COVARRUBIAS

Jim Covarrubias is a native Arizonan playing a major role in establishing the Phoenix art community by operating a studio, mounting exhibitions, painting murals, and advocating for government involvement in the arts.  He founded the MARS Project to promote Chicano and Native American artists and became President of Ariztlan, Inc., a non-profit arts organization focused on non-visual arts, which is vital and productive to this very day. 

Over the years Covarrubias managed art galleries, taught in Valley schools, edited publications, served on councils, and hosted a television series highlighting Arizona’s creative luminaries.  Recently, Bridgewood Press published a book documenting 25 years of his painting and writing.  Jim continues to document art, work with Veterans, and travel worldwide to art events where he paints and tells stories of Native-American, Mexican, and Southwestern culture with fascinating detail.  He is currently collaborating on an opera, finishing a book of short stories and poems, and planning a screenplay.  In 2015, Ashley Harder created The Covarrubius Collection, a group of over 80 of Jim’s paintings, many of which are part of an ongoing exhibition at the Arizona State Senate.

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AERIAL BARTENDERS

 

SHADOW DANCERS

 

LIVE ART

 

 

 

 

WHEN & WHERE

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

7:00-11:00PM

SCOTTSDALE CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

7380 E 2nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

SPONSORS

AZ Foodie
Barefoot
East Valley Moms Blog
FIJI water
Lincoln
Shade Lounge
Stella Artois
Stella the Airstream
Tito's
Your Premium Cigar Bar

SPECIAL THANKS

Barritt's Ginger Beer
Elite Restaurants
Hensley Beverage Company

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What do I get with my ticket?

Tickets to The Cocktail Society are all-inclusive. Your tickets gets you drink samples, unlimited food samples, live entertainment and access to all event experiences.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets will be sold at the door for an elevated price and according to availability.

Will this event be indoors/outdoors?

The event will be both indoors and outdoors.

What is the dress code?

The dress code for the evening will be cocktail attire (dress to impress!)

What charities does this event support? 

The host organization, Scottsdale League for the Arts (SLA), is a nonprofit that raises money for local arts and arts education programs. 100% of net proceeds raised at events goes directly back to the community through the SLA’s annual grants program. To view a list of this year’s recipients, click here.

Is my ticket tax deductible? 

The tax deductible amount of your ticket purchase is limited to the excess of the amount contributed over the fair market value of the ticket less any associated taxes and fees paid. You should work with your tax professional to determine the tax deductible amount (if any).

Where can I park?

There is a lot adjacent to the venue as well as street parking throughout Old Town Scottsdale.

Do I have to be 21 or over to attend this event?

Yes, no one under the age of 21 is permitted to attend this event. All IDs will be checked prior to entrance. 

How can I learn more about becoming a vendor?

If you would like to learn more about becoming a vendor at this or any other events, please contact:
Lindsey Mackney
Event Manager & Marketing Specialist
lmackney@scottsdaleculinaryfestival.org