The Taste of Music

Food and Music Pairings Benefit

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Grammy award-nominated artist Kara DioGuardi, singer/songwriter Jeff Cohen and other artists have teamed up with The Front Porch Culinary team to bring a unique Music and Food pairing charity benefit to life.

For this inaugural event, each of the four artists will work with a member of the culinary team to pair two songs with two small plates. The evening will include a silent auction, four food and music pairing stations, with descriptions by the artist & chef, and performance by all the artists to wrap of the evening.

All proceeds will benefit local youth-oriented charities supported by Inspired Nation.

The Taste of Music; Food and Music Pairings Benefit on December 11th at 5:00PM

The Front Porch

9 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME 03907


At Inspired Nation, we believe in the power of youth and giving young people a platform to tell their stories and share their talents. Through our programs, Inspired Nation helps young artists develop their voices, empower themselves and help others in their generation.


Inspired Nation is committed to helping young artists use their talents for the benefit of those in need in their generation. All proceeds from our two talent competitions benefit local youth-oriented charities. Finalists also share their musical gifts with our beneficiary partners for programming throughout the year.

Co-Founded by Former American Idol Judge and Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi

Inspired by her time as a Judge on American Idol and her commitment to service, Kara DioGuardi wanted to find a way to provide a platform for young people to express themselves, follow their dreams, and give back to those in need in their generation.

“When you sit at a concert and watch thousands of people sing your words, you realize the power your songs have to help people communicate and understand what they are feeling but can’t say.  That’s very empowering to me and the audience.  An artist puts their life story into music for others to know they are not alone in their joy and pain. There is great social responsibility with influencing the masses in these ways and  I truly believe that successful artists have the power to incite social  change.”


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