Festival Preview: WA: 8/24 Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest, benefitting Highline Music4Life

image sourced from the Des Moines Rotary Club website. Please click on the link.Here’s another way to support a local school district (Highline) while supporting local and regional breweries.

On Saturday August 24th the Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest returns to Des Moines. This year’s festival features breweries as far south as Bend (Deschutes) and as close by as Kent (Airways).

The Des Moines Rotary Club invites you to attend the 4th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest. This event is the prime fundraiser for our Music4Life program expanding music to youth in our local schools.  Enjoy  a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries.  To complement your blues and brews, we will be barbecuing Bratwurst and B&E Meat’s famous Tri Tip for your dining enjoyment. The Festival will be located on the shores of Puget Sound  at the Des Moines Beach Park.  This is an outdoor event  and will be held rain or shine, you must be 21 or older to attend and no pets will be allowed inside the event.  No outside food or beverages allowed. Low lawn chairs and picnic blankets allowed.  There will be plenty of free parking in the Des Moines Marina.  While you are in town, you might want to visit the Des Moines Farmer’s Market.

Tickets are $25 per person and part of the proceeds go towards Highline School District’s Music4Life campaign.

Highline Music4Life is a program to benefit elementary (fourth and fifth grade students) in Highline Public Schools.  The program is a collaberation between Highline Public Schools, the Rotary Club of Des Moines and many individuals and businessess, partnering to expand music education for all children in the Highline School District.

As part of this celebration of music and beer the festival will host bands and musicians like Lisa Man, the Stacey Jones Band, Coyote Kings with Mush Morgan, and the Randy Oxford Band.

Did we mention the breweries participating? Current list is as follows.

  • Kent - Airways Brewing Company
  • Seattle - Big Al Brewing
  • Seattle - Georgetown Brewing
  • Seattle - Pike Brewing
  • Bremerton - Silver City Brewery
  • Gig Harbor - 7 Seas Brewing
  • Mukilteo - Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
  • Pacific – Northwest Brewing Company
  • Oak Harbor - Flyers Restaurant and Brewery
  • Olympia - Fish Brewing
  • Bend, OR - Deschutes Brewing
  • Chimacum - Finn River Cider
  • Yakima - Tieton Cider Works

For complete details including ticket locations, festival sponsors, and more on Music4Life, click on the link below.

Saturday August 24th, 2013 12pm – 8pm
Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Fest at Des Moines Beach Park


About Music4Life

… Music means different things to different people.  To children, learning to play a musical instrument is a meaningful activity – it’s fun and it builds relationships that can last a life time.  To youth, music opens up the world – its history and its many cultures – and provides opportunities for teamwork and meaningful forms of self-expression.  Educators know that music benefits students academically, especially in mathematics, science, history and world languages.  Our community understands that music education helps a person lead a richer, fuller, more meaningful life – and an arts-rich community is a more desirable place to live.

Highline Music4Life is intended to give every student in the Highline Public Schools access to instruments in good working conditions so they can participate in instrumental and vocal music programs.  Initially, Music4Life will acquire 500 musical instruments and supplies to ensure that 50 percent of Highline Public Schools 4th and 5th grade students can participate in instrumental music.  In the years to come, Highline Music4Life may expand to include a broader range of ages and grade levels, as well as additional music education programs.

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