The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be presenting the 6th annual UnCorked fundraising event on Saturday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Renaissance Park. UnCorked is an evening of wine, food, music, and fun to benefit the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera. Attendees include symphony supporters, food and wine enthusiasts, and locals looking to spend an evening on the banks of the Tennessee River.
Party-goers will enjoy food, unlimited wine in a custom wine glass, and live music by Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers.
“We are thrilled to be presenting UnCorked once again this year,” said CSO Executive Director, Samantha Teter. “The event typically raises about $70,000 for our music education programs, many of which we offer free of charge to schools and community locations throughout a 12-county region.”
UnCorked attracts several of the area’s restaurants offering small plates of some of their best dishes, such as Wine Down’s Bibimbap, Frothy Monkey’s Shrimp and Grits, Dish T’Pass’ Buffalo Mac and Cheese, The Chef & His Wife’s Pimento Cheese Tostadas, and Walden Club’s Lamp Lollipops. Several vegetarian options will be provided by Lil Oso, Whitebird, Alimentari, and Paloma. Additional restaurants/food establishments include Clumpies, Virgola, 2 Sons Kitchen and Market, Chicken Salad Chick, Rolling J’s, Reinhart Food Service, FoodWorks, and The Feed Co. Matilida Midnight and Sequatchie Cove Creamery will offer an exclusive plate and cheeses, respectively, for VIP ticketholders.
Several of the restaurants will be paired with a wine available for tasting. For non-wine drinkers, Chattanooga Whiskey and Lass and Lions Vodka will be sampling their products, and Coke products will be available for nondrinkers.
A silent auction with items ranging from artwork to jewelry to clothing to trips will be available for bidding as well.
Tickets are $125 for VIP (includes free, designated parking and shuttle service) and $75 for general admission. All attendees receive a free wine glass. Tickets are available at www.chattanoogasymphony.org or by calling 267-8583.
The event will occur rain or shine.