The 4th annual Craft Beer & Winefest of Vancouver will run this year from Friday, June 10 to Sunday, June 12 at Esther Short Park and will feature on Sunday “Beers, Bloodys and Blues,” a full day of blues music. The lineup for Sunday begins at 12 noon with Missi & Mister Baker and then continues with the BobbyLee Experience at 1:15, The Beaver Boogie Band at 3:00, MojoBlasters at 4:30, and wraps up with the After Hours Band at 6:00.
Putting people before profits is not just a tagline for The Craft Beer & Winefest. This year, in an effort to raise 10,000 pounds of food for Share House, The Winefest will provide donation bins at the festival entrance. Every bag of unexpired, nonperishable food can be traded for three tasting tickets. A portion of ticket proceeds will also go to the Evergreen School District. As in the past, IQ Credit Union will sponsor dog bowls throughout the park, making the Winefest a very dog-friendly event.
Sunday will also offer a multitude of Bloody Mary recipes for your enjoyment, all provided by local suppliers using only local ingredients, so come over to Vancouver and imbibe in some heady brews and stellar libations along with some first-rate, soulful blues.
At $25 per person, general admission includes a commemorative glass, entrance, 10 tasting tickets and a weekend packed with live music. That’s a hard deal to beat.
And though the blues may take center stage on Sunday, the festival does take place on Friday and Saturday as well. Vancouver’s own country-rock, Americana and western swing band The Pearls headline Friday night and on Saturday the night will be capped by TLS Journey a Journey tribute band.