ANNOUNCING NEW KITCHEN DATES IN AUSTIN
The Country Music Association and the Touring Professionals Alliance have announced an expansion of the meal program launched last year that provided hundreds of chef-driven meals to members of Nashville’s music community. The CMA’s Music Industry COVID Support (MICS) initiative has allocated funding to Touring Professionals Alliance (TPA), to expand the Touring Professionals Relief Kitchen that provides meals from top local chefs twice weekly to those in live music touring. The Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen will operate once a week from February 24th through March 24th.
“COVID devastated the live music touring industry and put thousands of professionals out of work almost overnight. The Touring Professionals Alliance came together to aid our work families who are struggling,” said Jerome Crooks, co-founder, Touring Professionals Alliance, and tour manager for bands such as NIN, Tool, and Soundgarden. “We are beyond grateful to the CMA for their generous donation of funds and resources that allow us to provide a measure of relief to help our brothers and sisters in need.”
“Tour management professionals are like family members to us, and we are honored to partner with the Touring Professionals Alliance to contribute to their efforts,” says Sarah Trahern, Country Music Association Chief Executive Officer. “The aid provided through the Touring Professionals Alliance Kitchen goes so much deeper than simply offering meals to industry professionals in need—TPA has created an environment for our friends to come together for a brief moment of relief in what has been an incredibly difficult year.”
Participating restaurants include Audrey Restaurant helmed by Chef Sean Brock and Chaatable helmed by Chef Maneet Chauhan.
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