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Cowford Chophouse Supports the Development of Young Jacksonville Musicians

Local Steakhouse debuts new cocktail to raise funds for the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras

Published Friday, September 14, 2018

The Cowford Chophouse has partnered with the Jacksonville Symphony to participate in a matching grant initiative of $1,500 in support of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras (JSYO). The Cowford Chophouse will donate 15 percent of all proceeds from its specially crafted Stir Your Soul cocktail and hold various events throughout the Symphony’s 2018/19 season to reach its fundraising goal. 


JSYO are Northeast Florida’s leading developmental orchestral ensembles and teaches young musicians the values of hard work, discipline and teamwork. Founded in 1993, JSYO serves more than 400 talented musicians from Northeast Florida through six levels of musical instruction and performance opportunities each school year. 


“At Cowford, we believe that music is incredibly impactful for all community members, especially children,” said Cowford Chophouse owner Jacques Klempf. “JSYO engages young members of our community to provide them with inspiring and enriching cultural experiences. We are proud to support an organization that is such a wonderful asset to the Jacksonville First Coast.” 



Cowford Chophouse guests are encouraged to order and enjoy the delicious Stir Your Soul cocktail, which will be available beginning September 15, 2018 and will remain on the menu throughout the Symphony’s 2018/19 season. Floral and refreshing, Stir Your Soul is a perfect blend of Belvedere Single Estate Rye vodka, Bauchant Orange Liqueur, Giffard Créme de Violette, lemon juice and simple syrup. 


“Music has the power to transform and provide a foundation of confidence in a young person’s life,” said Symphony President and CEO Robert Massey. “Partnering with the Cowford Chophouse to raise funds for the JYSO will help us continue to provide countless opportunities for young musicians in the Jacksonville area.” 


As part of the partnership with the Symphony, the Cowford Chophouse will host a series events, including a Symphony Ensemble Concert, Symphony in 60 “after party” and pop-up performances. For additional information about the events and to purchase tickets for the Symphony in 60 performance, an abbreviated concert experience that lasts approximately 60 minutes, please visit  



EVENT:                     Symphony Ensemble Performance                

WHEN:                      Thursday, September 20, 2018  

                                    6 – 7:30 p.m. 


EVENT:                     Symphony in 60 After Party                

WHEN:                      Thursday, September 27, 2018  

                                    7:30 – 9 p.m. 


EVENT:                     Symphony Ensemble Performance                

WHEN:                      Thursday, November 1, 2018   

                                    6 – 7:30 p.m. 


EVENT:                     Symphony Ensemble Performance                

WHEN:                      Wednesday, March 27, 2019     

                                    6 – 7:30 p.m.  


WHERE:                   Cowford Chophouse   

                                    101 E. Bay Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202           



Cowford Chophouse

The Cowford Chophouse, locally owned and operated by the Klempf family, is Jacksonville’s premier steakhouse and a historical landmark for the area. Its unique architecture, high ceilings, arched windows, and stylish dining rooms make Cowford Chophouse a striking departure from the ordinary steakhouse. With its exquisite menu that perfectly blends classic, coastal, and southern culinary styles, it is the ideal setting for a variety of gatherings – from casual happy hour cocktails on the rooftop, to a casual lunch or a fine dining experience in the dining rooms, to social and corporate private dinning events. The Cowford Chophouse is located on Bay Street in downtown Jacksonville. For more information, visit  


The Jacksonville Symphony

The Jacksonville Symphony is North Florida’s leading music nonprofit offering live performances at Jacoby Symphony Hall in the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts and other venues throughout the area. In addition, the Symphony provides music instruction for youth and operates the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras. For more information about the Symphony, visit, like them at; follow them on @jaxsymphony, on Instagram at JaxSymphonyand on YouTube at JacksonvilleSymphony.



Sydney Schless

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