PIFEST Annual Benefit – “An Intimate Garden Series”

It was hot and steamy but only from the great jazz music as played by Ace Livingston, Will Prince on saxophone (fantastic) Isaac and Roger (all great!) at the first event of the PIFEST Intimate Garden Series as hosted by Adina Nyree and Lorenda Robinson (Founders of PIFEST – Philanthropy through Music) in Adina’s garden located in the historic District of New Rochelle. Bite sized (but so many) delectable food appetizers were served (salad, meatballs, shrimp and grits, vegetarian spring rolls, and wine not forgetting refreshing lemonade and drinks).

In 2013, rising indie soul stars Brown Baby Girl and Adina Nyree joined forces to create the Play It Forward Eclectic Soul Tour (PIFEST), a music tour to share their brand of simply good for the SOUL music while giving back to the communities that they were visiting. 

In 2018, PIFEST became a full 501c3 and began to offer their concerts and event management skills to non-profit organizations, functioning more similarly as a B2B for non-profit organizations. PIFEST has always looked to partner with not-for-profit civic and cultural organizations in the areas where they were performing. A portion of the ticket sales were always shared with the organizations chosen in the community. PIFEST now gives a portion of their annual benefit proceeds to a local organization.

It truly was in an intimate setting under a tent and was so enjoyable. The music was fantastic (I apologize for all of my superlatives but I cant help it!) . “Brown Baby Girl” (Lorenda) was coaxed to step up to the microphone and sang a song too so an added benefit!

Here is the upcoming schedule:

August 13th: Rae Walkerhttps://www.pifest.org/events

August 27th: Lamone

September 17th: Brown Baby Girl

I recommend strongly you attend one of these great events!

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