TEP Gumbo Contest Pages

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Mighty Souls Brass Band to play TEP Gumbo Contest


Get ready to shake your stuff to some infectious New Orleans Jazz from the Mighty Souls Brass Band at this year's TEP Gumbo Contest on February 23, 2014. Give a listen . . . . . .



We promised this year's Mardi Gras party would be would be bigger and better than ever. The Mighty Souls Brass Band was founded by Sean Murphy (sousaphone, leader), Jim Spake (saxes), Jeremy Shrader (trumpet, vocals), Earl Lowe (drums), and Victor Sawyer (trombone). Memphis's only brass band includes other musicians too in its many performances in the Memphis area.

Click to purchase tickets or a VIP Table, enter the gumbo competition, or become a sponsor of the TEP Gumbo Contest. 



Friday, November 15, 2013

Celebrate Mardi Gras with friends at a VIP Table at the TEP Gumbo Contest

Plans are heating up for the TEP Gumbo Contest on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Bridges Center in downtown Memphis. With a new larger space, we're planning for more gumbo teams and live New Orleans Jazz this year.

We're offering a number of ways to get involved and support the event: VIP Tables, Gumbo Teams, Host Sponsorship levels, and In-Kind sponsors.

King Cake is the traditional
dessert of Mardi Gras.
VIP tables offer a great way to celebrate the occassion of Mardi Gras in grand style. VIP tables on the mezzanine level will overlook the gumbo teams on the main floor and seat up to 8 people . For just $200, each table comes with:

  • 8 gumbo tasting tickets for the People’s Choice competition
  • 8 beer or soft drink tickets
  • Complimentary King Cake
  • Table visits with TEP's Executive Director Chris Sanders
  • Live jazz music

VIP table decoration is encouraged. The VIP table with the best Mardi Gras centerpiece will win an award announced during the competition. VIP tables offer a great way to treat friends to a good time or recruit 6 others to chip in on the purchase of a table.

The number of VIP Tables is limited! Act today to reserve your table and prepare to celebrate Mardi Gras with Tennessee Equality Project.

TEP Gumbo Contest Details:

When: Sunday, February 23, 2013 from 4:30 to 7 PM
Where: Bridges Center, 477 North Fifth Street, Memphis, Tennessee 38105

Click here to purchase your VIP Table!

For more information, contact Jonathan Cole at jonathan@tnequalityproject.com.