What started as a student class project turned into an actual event open to the public.

Five students in Professor Carole Dickson’s Event Promotion class at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management went beyond the confines of theoretical event design and teamed up with Reflex Entertainment to produce Bass, Grapes and Tapas.

The event, centered on the end of the Spring 2011 semester, blends together aspects of Orlando’s blooming cultural explosion.  Guests will enjoy intriguing art, delicious wines, scrumptious food and some of the best electronic dance music Orlando has to offer.

Students Cliff Smith, Zack Elkins, Ade Librado, Allyssa Anderson and Kelly Cuffari spent the semester gauging classmate interest, securing a venue, developing a menu, employing a promotions plan.  Additionally, they professionally coordinated with sponsors Reflex Entertainment, The Dubsapiens, and M-Toxin Recordings.

Librado was in charge of media promotion and assisted with social networking via Facebook for the event.  “I enjoyed promoting Bass, Grapes and Tapas, and hope to attract attendees,” said Librado.

Smith spearheaded the project and developed the promotional flyer.  He shares, “The class has been extremely supportive of the event concept and a lot of interest has been generated.”  An industry professional, Smith feels this will add to [his classmates’] resumes.

Bass, Grapes and Tapas will be held Saturday, April 30 at 9:00 p.m. at Taste in downtown Orlando.  For more, please search Facebook for “Bass Grapes and Tapas.”