Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival rocks Des Moines Aug. 24

Annual event brings blues bands and microbrews to Des Moines Beach Park

422324_464265543605653_1656648265_nFour of the Northwest’s top blues bands will play at the 4th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival on the shores of Puget Sound. The event features tastings from 11 local microbreweries, plus hard cider and wine.

The festival benefits Highline Music4Life, which provides musical instruments to low-income students in Highline Public Schools. The event is organized by the Rotary Club of Des Moines.

The Stacy Jones Band returns to the festival again this year. The musical line-up also includes Portland-based vocalist/bassist Lisa Mann, the Coyote Kings with Mush Morgan, and the Randy Oxford Band.

Beer, wine, and hard cider will be available for purchase by the glass in addition to tastings. To compliment your beverage, Rotarians will be grilling up bratwurst and B&E’s famous tri tip.

“Great music, food, and drink with a view of the sunset over the water! What better way to spend an afternoon?” said festival co-chair Lisa Meinecke. “Plus you are supporting music education in our local schools.”

The festival runs noon until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24 at the Des Moines Beach Park. Tickets are available at www.dmrotary.org, Airways Brewing Company, 99 Bottles, and B&E Meats. Admission is $25 in advance, $30 at the gate.

Free parking is available on-site. You must be 21 years old to attend..


  1. Matt Mc Neilly says:

    What a great event. Yesterday was my first time, but not my last, already looking forward to next year. Everything about it was a pleasure. Of course the music was great, but parking, the staff, and the setting were fantastic. The food was great and much to my pleasant surprise, very good prices. Please keep up the good work, it’s enjoyed by everyone that attends, and benefits such a good cause.

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