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Friends of Public Radio Arizona hosts ‘First Press’ dinner at SRP Pera Club

Photo of public radio mic for First Press dinner

The First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction is an elegant formal affair featuring a wine-tasting reception, a five-course, wine-paired dinner, and exclusive dinners and wine auction lots. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress.com)

‘First Press’ fundraising event in support of public radio, others

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First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction is Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, at the private SRP Pera Club, and will feature exceptional wines paired with cuisine custom-created by Mark Tarbell. 

The First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction is an elegant formal affair featuring a wine-tasting reception, a five-course, wine-paired dinner, and exclusive dinners and wine auction lots, according to a press release.

This year’s event is titled “Toast to Mardi Gras” and will be a colorfully themed tribute to Mardi Gras festivities. The event benefits Friends of Public Radio Arizona, which supports the programs and outreach of public radio in Phoenix including KJZZ 91.5FM, K-BACH 89.5FM, and the SPOT 127 Youth Media Center, the release states.

The February event brings a new approach and energy to a long-standing favorite Valley fundraiser.


“We are very excited to bring back the First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction, and are thrilled to offer a gourmet dinner created by well-known Chef Mark Tarbell,” said Linda Pastori, executive director of Friends of Public Radio Arizona, in a prepared statement. “This promises to be a wonderful evening in support of Arizona’s public radio and its critical contributions to our state.”

Highlights of the evening will include live music, exceptional food, wines from around the country, and a live auction filled with wine experiences and other inviting prizes.

Tickets and sponsorship information for the event is HERE.

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