We pulled off a celebration that was part fundraiser, part night of epic entertainment
On Saturday, March 1, 2014 Boston got together to celebrate the influences that put us on the map and continue to inspire buzz around the world (or at least the internet): sports, academics, music, comedy, art, philanthropy and entrepreneurship. Dubbed The Nightcap, this first annual event benefitted the Rock On Foundation- a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by former UMass basketball player, Luke Bonner, and his brother Matt of the San Antonio Spurs.
Hosted by veteran music destination Church of Boston, The Nightcap kicked off with a Connect Four tournament sponsored including Local Celebrity Competitors James DiSabatino (proprietor of Roxy’s Grilled Cheese and former contestant on Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race), TJ Connelly (Boston Red Sox DJ and founder of onthebar), and Irene Li (chef and co-founder of Mei Mei). Comedians Hari Kondabolu, Gregg Gethard and Aaron Hertzog of the Holding Court Podcast, and Shaun Bedgood performed and the evening ended with music by DJ Vid Kid and Big Digits. A pop-up “souvenir shop” featured Grillos Pickles and affordable works from local artists including Aaron Dana, Andrew Lorge, and, in partnership with Turning Art, Jennifer Carland and Regina Valuzzi. In short: a night of playing, laughing, and dancing.
Press Included: BostInno, Dig Boston, Eater, FLUX Boston, Opus Affair, Red's Army, Scout Cambridge, The Business Side of Sports (podcast), Thrillist...and was featured as a "Thing To Do" on Boston.com and an "Event That Doesn't Suck" by the Boston Calendar.