Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo. SAVE THE DATE: The Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park is rallying its members, sponsors and the surrounding communities for the annual Blues  & Brews Festival – coming  Saturday, Aug. 27 at Des Moines Beach Park on the beautiful shores of Poverty Bay.  The one-day event is a fundraiser for Rotary sponsored causes including the chief beneficiary, the Highline Music4Life program, an organization that puts instruments in the hands of local children who otherwise couldn’t afford them. In addition to Music4Life, proceeds raised from those who attend the all day blues concert and craft beer gathering, the net proceeds also benefit:

  • The Des Moines Area Food Bank
  • The Rotary Club’s Dictionaries for 3rd Graders Program
  • Rotary Shelter Boxes
  • The Genesis Project
  • Coats 4 Kids
  • Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary Youth Scholarships
  • Highline Schools Helping Homeless Youth
  • And the Highline Shine Bright Mentoring Program.
As is the custom at the award winning event, the Blues & Brews Festival will feature world renowned blues acts taking the stage including the CD Woodbury Trio from 12:30p – 2:00p, Polly O’Keary and the Rhythm Method from 2:30p – 4:00p.  The Randy Oxford All Star Slam Band 4:30p – 6:00p and, back by popular demand, the Rafael Tranquilino Band from 6:00p – 8:00p.  The world class blues performers have agreed to perform at a drastically reduced performance price in an effort to help the kids. Over 20 craft beers from Northwest breweries/wineries/cider makers will be on hand serving up tastings of their suds & bevys including:
  • Northwest Brewing
  • Schooner Exact
  • Aslian Brewing
  • Georgetown
  • Fish Tales Ales
  • Mac & Jack’s Peddler
  • Counter Balance
  • Fort George Brewery
  • Ravenna
  • Lazy Boy
  • Stoup Brewing
  • Big Al’s
  • Watermill Winery
  • Deschutes
  • Blue Mountain Cider
  • and others
To complement your blues and brews experience, The Rotary club will be featuring a variety of fine foods.  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 with a free shuttle circulating town on a regular basis. Tickets are $30 in advance; $35 at the gate. Five tasting tokens included with the price of admission. All beer tastings are one Token. 100% of the net proceed support the Des Moines Rotary’s charitable projects.   Advanced tickets can be purchased now at www.DrinkToMusic.org, at various locations prior to the event, from any Rotarian and at the Des Moines Farmers Market. For a very limited time, anyone who is 21 years of age or older can enter to win 2 free tickets to the Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival, by clicking here https://goo.gl/6NurGy. This event is presented by the Normandy Park Towne Center/Normandy Park Market and is also sponsored in part by these civic minded supporters:
  • The Waterland Blog
  • Club Pilates Kent/Bellevue
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Muckleshoot Casino
  • Judson Park
  • Dr. Marvin J. Osterhout DDS
  • Wesley Homes
  • Snure Law Office PSC
  • Recology Cleanscapes
  • Seattle Southside
  • The Highline College Foundation
  • Edward Jones/Doug Myers, CFP
  • The Law Offices of  Gehrke Baker Doull & Kelly
A limited number of sponsorship opportunities remain, for more information, click here http://www.drinktomusic.org/#!become-a-sponsor/cyu3.]]>

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