11E1even Group brought the yummy eats and jazzy beats to Denver’s Acorn last night for the first of their Dine From Out There series. This new, socially-distanced series gives fans a proper dinner party-esque atmosphere combined with live, in-person concerts by local musician supergroups.
The team, originally behind the Live From Out There streaming series, had a soft opening on June 28th at Denver’s Street Feud with Kitchen Dwellers, and kicked off the first event on July 16th at Boulder’s Corrida Roof Top with Big Gigantic alongside Joey Porter and Garrett Sayers of The Motet. Denver’s Acorn saw its first of the official series last night, for a sold-out evening of upbeat jazzy tunes by supergroup members Casey Russell (Magic Beans), Eddie Roberts (The New Mastersounds), Jeremy Salken (Big Gigantic), and Dan Africano (Ghost Light).
Live music and food connoisseurs were ushered in starting at 6 p.m. for a socially-distanced cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour, before the first of four meal courses was served at 7:30 p.m. Guests were placed at their tables as four courses rotated throughout the night, including salads, wagyu tartare, eggplant, grilled shrimp, duck, taleggio ravioli, and more were chosen as course selections. The four-piece took to the stage just as the second course was being served, and brought an upbeat atmosphere to the live music dinner party. Russell, Africano, Salken, and Roberts played a two-hour set consisting of jammed-up covers by Herbie Hancock, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, The New Mastersounds, The Meters, The Black Crowes, and Bruno Mars.
With drive-in shows now making a safe and healthy alternative to live music, the pairing of food, drinks, and music will always be a fun and delicious way for fans to indulge in live entertainment. 11E1even Group has announced their initial schedule of Dine From Out There unique food and music events, including two more this weekend at RiNo Rooftop on Saturday, July 25th with Kitchen Dwellers and Verrier, and Sunday, July 26th with Kitchen Dwellers and Yamada. For the full Dine From Out There schedule, visit their website here.
Below, you can check out a gallery of Denver’s first official Dine From Out There, courtesy of photographer Sam Silksworth.