Here at LKI we’re all about trying new things and having a rad time, as well as giving to a good cause. Our Beats & Eats event at LKI HQ over the weekend combined all of that with a killer evening of food, music and good vibes while raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland.
More than 300 people – including the likes of former rugby league star Ben Hannant, Dakar champ Toby Price and comedian Josh Wade – came along to support the evening.
Beats? They came from the super-talented DJ Zida Grey.
Eats? There was plenty to choose from: food trucks Wiener Haus, Acai Brothers, Food Kartel, and local cupcake and donut legends Café Nero all set up in the carpark, with their proceeds all going to CF Queensland.
Burleigh Brewing Co also set their new beer trailer up and generously donated 70% from their beer sales to the organisation.
“Cystic fibrosis is close to us – one of our staff members has it – so it was a no-brainer for us to do something different that a brand hasn’t done before to raise as much money as possible for CF Queensland,” says LKI founder Jason Daniel.
“The vibe for the evening was just epic and everyone was just so positive about it. It was a little nerve-wracking though, as we had to postpone it a week because of the wet weather, and we didn’t know if it was going to affect the turnout. We didn’t need to worry because we were blown away with how many people came along to support the event and just build the local community for the brand.”
There were plenty of giveaways too, with DK Bikes, World Gym Southside, Scooter Hut, Illuminated Water, and LKI (of course!) all giving away stacks of goodies.
After the success of this inaugural Beats & Eats, LKI’s planning on running them quarterly, supporting a different charity each time. The next one will be held in August, so keep your eyes peeled for details.