In June of this year, we traveled down to Charlotte, North Carolina, to be a part of the planning team for the Chambers-McCain Foundation’s inaugural fundraising event.
“The foundation is committed to cultivating, achieving, and sustaining the highest quality of life through improvement in the areas of Leadership, Economic Development, Education and Social Development in the Greater Charlotte Community. The focused activities are around scholarship, mentoring, leadership development and community capacity building.”
It brings us joy to design events that are not only beautiful, but are also meaningful in tangible ways. This evening of impact which featured two free-form arts, jazz and comedy, was just that!
More than one hundred taste makers, socialites and prominent community leaders started the evening with a pre-show cocktail reception on the terrace, overlooking gorgeous views of Uptown Charlotte. Outdoor summer events mean hot weather, so we designed this space with lighter tones and lite fare all while highlighting the foundation’s brand with a prominent logo display over the bar area. Guests were able to mingle during the reception with a saxophone serenade by Derwin Friday of smooth jazz band 5th and York.
Just before the sun set, guests moved from the terrace into the main event space. In this space, we transformed the typical wedding venue into an intimate and elegant jazz-esque setting. The stage was washed with the foundation’s blue, while the rest of the room was covered in orange and brown hues. Emcee, Boris “Bluz” Rogers, kept the evening energetic while the Ocie Davis band offered sizzling entertainment that kept everyone engaged with the evening’s message always from and center. Author and stand-up comedian, Leighann Lord, delivered with charm and bold humor that kept guests laughing out loud consistently.
Dancing wasn’t on the agenda, but when an intimate setting, award winning artists and tasty hors d’oeuvres are combined the atmosphere leaves you with only one option, you get up and move your feet!
Event Production & Design: BOLD Creatives, LLC
Event Planning & Public Relations: JSW Media Group
Talent Management: J. Macks Entertainment
Floral Design: Willy Raphaels
Photography: The Creative Gentlemen
Videography: Nova Initia Productions