Steak n’ Burger is the organization’s largest and longest-running fundraising event, 2023 will mark our 52nd year. With over 250 guests in attendance representing over 50 Memphis companies, we invite you to join us for a meal with the youth we serve. Attendance at the event allows us to shine a spotlight on the wonderful accomplishments our Club members achieve and the opportunity for you to hear their stories first-hand over dinner. Over 5,000 Club members count on the support from Steak n’ Burger each year to fund the tutoring, meals, leadership, and character-building programs they enjoy every day.

The event this year will take place on:

Thursday, April 27th

The Kent, 61 Keel Ave.

Memphis, TN 38107

VIP Hour 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Dinner & Program 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

and we are thrilled to have Damien Horne joining us. Damien is a soulful union of musical history. He’s a boundary-obliterating singer/songwriter whose artistry unites R&B; melodies, catchy pop hooks, and distinctive elements of hip-hop, soul, and rock to change the atmosphere of contemporary music with a uniquely uplifting message. Damien was raised in Hickory, North Carolina by a single mother and is one of twelve children. He began his musical journey at age eleven singing in his local Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Hickory North Carolina.  Through Damien’s relationship with Nashvilles’ MuzikMafia, Damien’s undeniable talents and high-energy performance style have earned him opportunities to open for and perform with artists from every genre; Robert Randolph, John Cruz, Kid Rock, the Neville Brothers, Bon Jovi, Velvet Revolver, Shemekia Copeland, Hank Williams Jr., Dwight Yoakam, Robinella, Bettye Lavette, Keith Urban and more, all while remaining true to his inimitable style.

Through the event we offer opportunities such as individual tickets, program ads, Table Sponsorships, and more.

Steak n’ Burger has a long and storied past. One that simply started as a way to bring the youth the (formerly known as) Boys Club served and those that gave their time, effort, and financial resources together for a shared meal.

In 1972 J.W. “Bill” Brakebill did exactly that and decided that the Club kids would feast on steak this one night while the adults ate hamburgers. The goal was to bring together different cultures, ages, religions, ideals, and ethnicities to get each group to understand and appreciate what the other brought to the table. Thus, Steak n’ Burger was formed from the ideas of a few founding Boys & Girls Clubs staff members.

These visionaries knew that if they could get the supporters to pay for a seat at the table they would recognize the immediacy and social responsibility with which they needed to raise funds to keep the doors open to the club helping these kids in their community. That is exactly what they did in 1972 and continue to do to this day.

With growing recognition and increased funding from supporters, the annual Steak N’ Burger event became so successful that the idea spread across the nation to Clubs from Florida to California, and from Michigan to Texas. Today, it is one of the most recognizable Boys & Girls Clubs events.

Generous supporters like you recognize that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis (BGCM) is a tangible investment by purchasing burgers…tens of thousands of them. For more than four decades, this event has raised over $6 million, helping to support thousands of youth annually in Memphis.

More information and item descriptions coming SOON!