Due to overwhelming response, Flavor of Louisiana, Northwestern State University’s celebration of students, supporters, alumni and friends, will be moved to Prather Coliseum. The event was originally scheduled to be held at the Wellness, Recreation and Activities Center, but an outpouring of response from ticket buyers and patrons necessitate the change of venue, organizers said. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 7 as planned and will showcase the talents of chefs from throughout the state with samplings of Louisiana seafood, along with cocktails and entertainment.
“This is the first time Northwestern State has hosted an event like this in collaboration with the Louisiana Seafood Board and the response from the community has been tremendous,” said Drake Owens, executive director of the NSU Foundation. “As ticket sales and sponsorships grew, it became clear that we would need to move the event to a larger space, which is wonderful for us.”
Guests at Flavor of Louisiana will be able to sample a variety of seafood dishes presented by chefs, restaurants and caterers from throughout the state and NSU’s culinary arts students. The event will include entertainment provided Ben Rushing and Friends, the popular Colombian band Larry’s Group, Peter and Paul Band, D.J. Leonard Sarpy and other NSU student groups with sound by Southern Breeze Productions.
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser will be a featured special guest, along with 2017 inductees into the Long Purple Line, NSU’s alumni hall of distinction, who will be honored earlier in the day.
Tickets to Flavor of Louisiana are $65 per person or $125 per couple. Sponsorships are available at three levels. Pelican Sponsorship ($1,500) entitles guest to reserved seating for 8, media promotion, signage and priority parking. Magnolia Sponsorship ($1,000) entitles guest to reserved seating for 8 and sponsor signage. Fleur de Lis Sponsorship ($500) entitles guests to reserved seating for 4 and sponsor signage.
For more information or to make reservations, visit northwesternalumni.com/fol.
NSU’s Student Government Association is a sponsor of Flavor of Louisiana, which has been moved from the NSU WRAC to Prather Coliseum due to overwhelming response. From left are SGA President John Pearce, Miss NSU Leighann Westfall and SGA Vice President Tre Nelson.