First pop-up restaurant, music event June 16

Published 12:35 pm Friday, June 15, 2012

Pop-in to be part of Columbus’ first ever pop-up restaurant and music venue on Saturday, June 16 between 6 and 11 p.m. at 322 E. Mills Street (the former Music Shed).

The Music Shed will come alive with food, drinks and live music throughout the evening. Local veteran, contractor and California native Michael McCarthy will fulfill a lifelong dream by creating and selling authentic fresh California-style gourmet Jammin’ Burritos.
McCarty is the first student of Life Corps Academy (a nonprofit vocational school), which is providing him access to a new state-of-the-art 650-square-foot commercial kitchen, with an additional 4,300-square-foot multi-use facility “officially” opening this fall.  This facility will offer “pop-up” restaurant, music and a variety of other career and technical education opportunities for budding entrepreneurs who have a lot to offer but lack the funding support or space to make it happen.

From 8 until 11 p.m., Blind Pig Recording artist Damon Fowler, the well-known electric and slide guitar player, showcases his soulful blend of Southern rock, swamp blues and lightning slide runs. Fowler’s guitar work has been compared to Johnny Winter and Jeff Beck, while his slide guitar has a hint of the late Duane Allman. Local, state and national audiences are buying the band’s three albums and
flocking to Fowler’s stage shows.

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Everyone is invited to pop in to support Michael’s upstart Jammin Burritos business and eat, drink, relax or dance the night away. Food will be served from 6-11 p.m. Proceeds from all beverage sales will go to Life Corps Academy to help other local entrepreneurial pop-ups. This event will be family friendly.

If you are interested in starting a small business send an email to describing the kind of help you need.

– article submitted by Pam Baston