Chef Stephanie Izard + Zella Day Tapped for “Lolla After Dark” Event with VH1 Save The Music Foundation

Chef Stephanie Izard + Zella Day Tapped for “Lolla After Dark” Event with VH1 Save The Music FoundationCHEF STEPHANIE IZARD AND ZELLA DAY TAPPED

The Evening of Food and Music at Little Goat Diner is Presented by VH1 Save The Music Foundation To Benefit Public School Music Programs

(CHICAGO, IL) June 30, 2015VH1 Save The Music Foundation has set its sights on Chicago for the second pop-up dinner in its new event series, ‘Musically Mastered Menu’ on Saturday, August 1 during Lollapalooza weekend. This official “Lolla After Dark” event will showcase a special menu from Chicago’s own Top Chef and James Beard Award winning chef, Stephanie Izard, paired with a live musical performance from singer/songwriter Zella Day.

“Since 1998, VH1 Save The Music Foundation has raised $2.14 million for new musical instruments so that Chicago Public School students in over 82 schools could gain the tools to pursue their passion for music,” said Paul Cothran, Foundation Vice President and Executive Director. “We are so pleased to be back in the community as a part of the Lollapalooza celebration, pairing such lauded talent as Chef Izard and Zella Day.”

The ‘Musically Mastered Menu’ series pairs celebrated chefs and musicians for an intimate evening aimed at raising funds to restore music programs in public schools across the country. This fundraising event, the second of the series, will take place on the rooftop of Chef Izard’s beloved restaurant, Little Goat Diner, known for its creative takes on comfort food classics. Zella Day, recognized for her lush, pop-oriented sound will perform a set for guests while they indulge on tasty bites and take in views of the Chicago downtown skyline. A limited number of tickets, priced at $500 are available for purchase here.

The three-city series kicked off in Nashville in April with an event hosted by Chef Trevor Moran of The Catbird Seat and Elle King from Ex’s & Oh’s. Video from the inaugural event is available here. The final event of the series will take place in New York City on November 11. ‘Musically Mastered Menu’ and additional projects from the Foundation are committed to creating 52 new music programs in 34 cities for the 2015-2016 school year.


About VH1 Save The Music Foundation:

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit committed to ensuring that music instruction is a core component to a complete education. Since 1997, they have partnered with more than 1900 public schools in 231 school districts to give children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life. #PassTheNote and get involved at join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @vh1savethemusic.

About Stephanie Izard:

Celebrated chef and author, Stephanie Izard is the chef-partner of Chicago restaurants Girl & the Goat and Little Goat. Chef Izard’s accolades include 2013 James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes,” “2011 Food & Wine Best New Chef,” and winner of Top Chef Season four. This summer, Stephanie will open her third restaurant, a Chinese concept called Duck Duck Goat in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood.

About Zella Day:

Singer/songwriter, Zella Day is known for her unique fusion of modern pop with a touch of Western Bohemian flair. An Arizona native, she was raised in the mountains, elevated 7,200 feet above the Phoenix valley. Zella was nestled into a log cabin with an acoustic guitar in a town surrounded by the Sitgreaves National Forest and Apache reservation. Immersed in music at a young age, her family owned the only coffee house in town with life music. Fortunately, she was apart of a very small artist community that supported her natural desire to write music. Now residing in Los Angeles, Zella Day incorporates her simplistic roots and blends them with the eclectic sounds of the West Coast.