The 5th annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival is coming up on Saturday, Aug. 23, with a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries. This event is the prime fundraiser for the local Music4Life program, expanding music to youth in our local schools. The festival – put on by the Rotary Club of Des Moines – will be located on the shores of Puget Sound at the Des Moines Beach Park. Tickets can be purchased online here, or at Airways Brewing Company, 99 Bottles, B&E Meats , as well as through members of the Rotary Club of Des Moines. Rotarian Steve Swank recently interviewed James King and Renee La Roca Sims of James King & The South Siders – one of the headlining bands – click “Play” to listen: This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine, you must be 21 or older to attend. 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 also want to visit the Des Moines Farmer’s Market, which runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. during the day. To complement your blues and brews, they will be barbecuing Bratwurst and B&E Meat’s famous Tri Tip for your dining enjoyment. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the gate. Six tasting tokens included with the price of admission.]]>

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