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Hammond Arts Center brings inaugural cocktail competition

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Hammond Arts Center brings inaugural cocktail competition
HAMMOND---Hammond Regional Arts Center’s newest fundraising event, “Art of the Cocktail” kicks off its inaugural year on Friday, Feb. 10 with “spirited” creations from 10 local mixologist teams.
Dress in your best after-five attire and join the HRAC from 6:30-9:30 p.m. to enjoy cocktails from Hammond’s best bartenders in a brand-new cocktail competition. “Art of the Cocktail” brings together groups of bartenders from various bars and restaurants around the city to compete for the title of best drink. The event, which benefits the Hammond Regional Arts Center, allows attendees to cast their vote for the best cocktail while strengthening the arts and culture in their community.
“Hammond has become a booming city in its own right,” said Tara Bennett, HRAC media coordinator. “With the talent and innovation here, Hammond deserves a competition like this. It’s sure to become one of the best events in the city.”
Sponsored by Nortech and Hammond’s Downtown Development District, the 2017 participants for the inaugural “Art of the Cocktail” include: Crescent Bar, Your Mom’s Restaurant & Bar, Tope La Restaurant, Blackened Brew, Benny’s Place, Cate Street Seafood Station, Cate Street Pub, The Red White & Brew, La Carreta and Tommy’s on Thomas.
To add to the experience of the event, scheduled "spirited" entertainment will include performances by Jaime Ray of Airseekers and NOLA entertainer Kookie Baker.
Serving as emcee for the night is Miss Kookie Baker who will never "drag" you down. With her own personal blend of whit and banter, she will be sure to spice up the night with her special performances. Jaime Ray, founder of the Baton Rouge-based aerialist group AirSeekers, will offer a unique and fresh form of event entertainment at the HRAC as she performs death defying feats with spectacular production. Aerial arts are both visually stunning and physically challenging as performers spin, contort and even drop suspended high in the air.
Ticket prices are $40 for HRAC members and $45 for non-members on sale through Wednesday, Feb. 8. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are on sale now at hammondarts.org. No tickets will be sold at the door. You must be 21 or older to purchase tickets and present a valid I.D. at the event.