We could not have asked for better weather for the 4th Annual Art in Concert on Friday, October 16, organized by our Junior Executive Board (JEB). Local DJ Kevin Nutt opened the show turning the tables with fantastic tunes that really got the crowd going. Over 400 people were on hand to welcome the headlining act The FUTUREBIRDS to Montgomery. Hailing from Athens, GA but currently based in Atlanta, the FUTUREBIRDS are an incredible up-and-coming band on the verge of national recognition. True to form, they played an amazing live show that had the crowd dancing long into the night. Highlights included new songs from their album Hotel Parties and a great cover of Brooks and Dunn’s Neon Moon.
The side lawn was the perfect venue for the concert during which people enjoyed some great food catered by Jennie Weller Catering and Events, and craft beer from Back Forty Brewing Company located in Gadsden, AL. We were fortunate to have the support of our key sponsors Auburn University at Montgomery, MATTER and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians; their generosity helped make the night the tremendous success that it was. The Junior Executive Board, under the direction of president CJ Hincy, has decided to donate the proceeds, which were in excess of $10,000, to education programs within the Museum, as well as to our community art outreach programs benefitting many within the River Region. We additionally want to thank key JEB members Allison Muhlendorf, Rachael Gallagher, Erika Tracy, and Harrison Hawke for their marketing, fund raising, and logistical work.
The Junior Executive Board is looking for new members for the upcoming year. If you are interested in joining this dynamic group of MMFA supporters, please send a cover letter and resume to Deputy Director Jill Barry, firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration before December 1.
MMFA Special Events Coordinator