The Northwest Florida Symphony Guild will host the 27th annual Symphony of Taste Food & Wine Festival to benefit the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and its youth music education programs on Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Student Services Center at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville campus.

The event will feature food from numerous area restaurants, more than 40 fine wines, craft beers, and a silent auction.

Tickets for the event are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. They can be purchased by calling 850-729-6000 or visiting www.MattieKellyArtsCenter.org. Tickets can also be purchased at Bayou Books (Niceville), Kelley’s Beach Liquors & Wine Merchants (Destin and Fort Walton Beach), Magnolia Grill (Fort Walton Beach) and Twisted Grape Wine Bar (Shalimar).

The Symphony of Taste Food & Wine Festival serves as the Symphony Guild’s most significant annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the event provide underwriting for the professional Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra as well as funding for the Northwest Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Junior Orchestra, the NFSO’s annual performances for all fifth grade pupils in Okaloosa and Walton County, a prestigious annual Concerto Competition for young musicians, the NFSO’s Stars of Tomorrow Concerts, music scholarships and more.

The Northwest Florida Symphony Guild is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and membership is open to anyone interested in the arts.