Media Contact:
Jennifer Montgomery
Special Events and Marketing Coordinator
Friends of City Park

Presented by Friends of City Park and Republic National Distributing Company 

Date: Friday, September 18, 2015
Time: 7 p.m.-8 p.m. "Before the Madness"; 8 p.m.-11 p.m. "Martini Madness
Tickets: "Before the Madness" $75 - Exclusive to Friends of City Park Members with                  reserved seating
               "Martini Madness" $50 non-members; $45 FOCP Members
Location: Arbor Room at Popp Fountain, New Orleans City Park

Friends of City Park and Republic National Distributing Company will host the 12th Annual Martini Madness fundraising event on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. at City Park's Arbor Room at Popp Fountain.

Martini Madness features over 25 specialty martinis, ranging from classics to one-of-a-kind creations, and more than 20 local restaurants serving up their delicious cuisine. One of the martini stations will be the winner from the OffBeat Magazine Martini Week contest taking place a week before the fundraiser. The evening will kick off with a splash of fun at 7 p.m. - "Before the Madness", an exclusive hour for Friends of City Park Members with reserved seating into the night and at 8 p.m. the "Madness" will begin.

All proceeds from Martini Madness 2015 will benefit the new Marconi Drive bike path. The new bike path will be a ten foot bike path along Marconi between the roadway and Marconi lagoon, from Robert E. Lee to Harrison Avenue.

Martini Madness has become one of the fastest growing fundraising events hosted by Friends of City Park with the event selling out in 2014. With a limited number of tickets being sold, Friends of City Park's most daring supporters should purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at or by calling 504-483-9376. Tickets for "Before the Madness" are $75/person and for regular admission $50/person or $45/person for Friends of City Park members. Tickets include all food and beverages. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend.

The mission of Friends of City Park is to maintain and increase the value and importance of City Park as a place of natural beauty, culture, recreation, and education for the public. All monies raised by Friends of City Park (FOCP) will be used for the capital needs of City Park at the discretion of the FOCP Executive Board. FOCP is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is a registered charity with the Louisiana Secretary of State's Office.

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