Building community has always been a core value for Chamber Project, so when Tony Saputo offered to help us make our final ON TAP concert double as a collection opportunity for Operation Food Search, we were thrilled! Operation Food Search is a local organization that distributes over 2.75 million pounds (!!!) of food and necessities to community partners every MONTH! 150,000 people in the region, about a third of them children, are fed monthly. We are honored to spread the word about their good work and give you the opportunity to connect with them.
Our friend Tony is the leader of the local chapter of the United States Bartender's Guild. He thought our concert would be a great opportunity to join forces to support a cause that the Guild is involved with. (You may remember that our last ON TAP concert at The Schlafly Tap Room doubled as a collection even for Connections to Success)
Tony worked with 4 Hands Brewing Co. to arrange everything and invited two of St. Louis' best bartenders to join him to serve you great brews during our concert. Not only are these bartenders donating their services for the evening, they will be giving 100% of their tips to Operation Food Search as well as. Additionally we will be accepting non-perishable items (no glass please) for donation - so grab a can from your pantry and tip big as you enjoy an evening of fantastic music by some of the best musician's in St. Louis at a fantastic brewery!
Take a moment to get to know these three generous guys and come out and say "hi" on Wednesday night! get tickets now >
Introducing our Celebrity Bartenders!
Matt Sorrell, the Guild's secretary, is an experienced mixologist and freelance writer based in St. Louis, MO. He has been writing professionally for thirteen years and has contributed to a variety of local and national publications, such as USA Today, Draft Magazine, ALIVE Magazine, Ladue News, and FEAST Magazine. He also co-authored a book with Chef Clara Moore, "Shop Like A Chef: A Food Lover's Guide To St. Louis Neighborhoods." Also, after creating a traveling bartending service named Cocktails Are Go to deliver in-home tastings and educational sessions at house parties and social gatherings, Matt Sorrell has become a core bartender at some of St. Louis' best cocktail vendors, the former Salt and recently established Planter's House.
Seth Wahlman is a long time member of the United States Bartender's Guild and is the Bar Manager of Eclipse Restaurant of the Moonrise Hotel. His drinks have been published in ALIVE Magazine, Sauce, and Feast. Mr.Wahlman was named Sauce Magazine's 2012 mixologist of the year and also placed in various cocktail competitions throughout the region for Bombay Sapphire, Don Julio, and others. With a love and extensive knowledge of culinary practice, beer, wine, and liquor, Seth is truly a force that keeps St. Louis' bar scene consistently interesting and fresh!
Tony Saputo works alongside Seth Wahlman at the Eclipse Restaurant as the Assistant Bar Manager. Mr. Saputo is the social supervisor of the St. Louis Chapter of the USBG and cofounder of the popular city wide cocktail club, Drink Up, St.Louis. Much like the other volunteers, Tony has placed in various local magazines featuring original cocktails and creations. He often travels to different Bartender's Guild events throughout the country, proudly acting as an ambassador of the St.Louis bar culture. Tony will be celebrating his tenth year behind a bar this year.
MAY 7, 7PM*
4 Hands Brewing Co.
$12.50 in advance
A modern American quintet for Saxophone and Strings, a jazzy duet for clarinet and bass and the famous String Quintet by Dvorak.
*There is no Cardinals baseball on Wednesday - there is ample free parking across the street from 4 Hands.