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BLUE BIRD AND WASHINGTON CHERRY GROWERS PRESENT WENATCHEE'S SUMMERFEST

Craft Beers, BBQ, Jimmy Buffett Tribute, & the Northwest Largest Beer Pong Tournament

- Saturday, July 11, 2015-

Wenatchee, WA –Wenatchee’s SummerFest, a craft beer, music, food, and beer pong festival is presented by Blue Bird and Washington Cherry Growers on Saturday, July 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. held inside and outside at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee, Washington. 

Blue Bird, the arena’s neighboring fruit warehouse was burned in the horrific sleepy hollow wildfire. “Our thoughts are with the employees and growers of Blue Bird and Washington Cherry Growers that have been affected by the fire. Blue Bird is an excellent neighbor and association who share in many like-minded community partnerships with us. Their willingness to present SummerFest 2015 as a way to give back and celebrate the essence of our region speaks volumes,” states Mark Miller, General Manager of the Town Toyota Center.   Arena event organizers invite the community to enjoy the festivities in an air conditioned atmosphere.

The festival food and the T-Mobile main stage will be held outside on the lawn in front of the arena.  The event will feature the Jimmy Buffett tribute band-Tropical Storm, a Beer Pong Tournament held inside with over $1000 in cash and prizes sponsored by Phillippi Fruit Distillery,  food vendors, a SummerFest Run Wenatchee club run on July 9, and a VELO bike ride on Saturday morning. Plus, the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will be present to show dogs in need of adoption and provide information to area residents about how to contribute funds for victims of the sleepy hollow fire victims.

SummerFest will offer guests festival food including award-winning BBQ from Wenatchee’s Smoke Crew, Street Donuts, Chris & Beck’s Gyros, and Tim Putnam’s Smokeblossom selections. The smell and taste of the regional food will pair nicely with the craft breweries which include:

Breweries:

  • Badger Mountain Brewing
  • Icicle Brewing Company
  • Elysian Brewing
  • Iron Horse Brewing
  • 10 Barrel Brewing

Wenatchee’s SummerFest will feature live entertainment on Saturday from 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on the T-Mobile stage. The entertainment is as follows:

Saturday, July 11

Outdoor Stage, sponsored by T-Mobile operated by Express

4:00-5:00              Hometown Hooligans, Coulee City
5:30-6:30              Rocklyn Road, Soap Lake
6:45-7:45              Kevin Jones Band, Seattle
7:45-8:15              Andrew Rivers, comedian, Seattle
8:30-10:00           Jimmy Buffett tribute, Tropical Storm

The Beer Pong Tournament and Lounge area sponsored by Phillippi Fruit Distillery will offer a $500 cash prize the championship table and two Sphinx loungers to the first place winning team, $200 cash for the 2nd place team, $50 cash for the 3rd place team and prizes for the best dressed! It is free to be in the beer pong tournament with a purchase of a SummerFest ticket.  All beer pong entries must be twenty-one or over.

In addition to SummerFest at the arena, there will be a SummerFest Run Wenatchee club run on Thursday, July 9 from 4:30p.m.-7:00 p.m., which is a prelude to the event. Gold’s Gym will be present to award prizes and give the best dressed parrot head a $50 gift card. Due to the increase temperature, please leave your pets at home. However, Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will be present to inform the community about programs and services.  Plus, VELO bike club will offer a SummerFest ride on Saturday, July 11 at 8:00 a.m. open to all bike riders. The ride will leave the Town Toyota Center and return by 11:00a.m.

SummerFest will feature vendors in the inside the concourse area:

Abundant Life Chiropractic
T-Mobile
Frontier Communications
Castle & Bay
Doghouse Motorsports
SummerFest admission is only $15 for advance tickets.  For groups of 10 or more, call Jeremy Anders at 509.888.7362 for special pricing and offers. Guests will have full re-entry access throughout the day and are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on the grass. For more information on the SummerFest events, visit www.TownToyotaCenter.com or call (509) 667.7847.