The Des Moines Rotary Club invites you to attend the 6th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest, Saturday, August 29th, 2015, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM. This event is the prime fundraiser for our Music4Life program expanding music to youth in our local schools.  Enjoy  a day filled with local blues together with a variety of fine brews from local breweries.  To complement your blues and brews, we will be barbecuing Bratwurst and B&E Meat’s famous Tri Tip for your dining enjoyment. 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 in the Des Moines Marina. While you are in town, you might want to visit the Des Moines Farmer’s Market. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the gate. Six tasting tokens included with the price of admission.

Date & Time:  Saturday, August 29th:  12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Buy Tickets Tickets for the Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Fest can be purchased at Airways Brewing Company, 99 Bottles, B&E MeatsDes Moines Farmers Market, Normandy Park Perk, Des Moines Hallmark, Emerald City Burien, EC Computers, online, and through Rotary Club of Des Moines. This event is the prime fundraiser for our Highline Music4Life  program. Questions?  Check out our Blues & Brew FAQs.

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Featured Blues Bands

12:30-2:00 Brian Lee & the Orbiters



2:30 – 4:00  Rafael Tranquilino Band

4:30 -6:00  Stacy Jones Band

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6:30-8:00  CD Woodbury Band

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Featured Breweries

Airways Brewing Company

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Festival Sponsors

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Benefiting Project and Organization

Highline Music4Life is a program to benefit elementary (fourth and fifth grade students) in Highline Public Schools.  The program is a collaboration between Highline Public Schools, the Rotary Club of Des Moines and many individuals and businessess, partnering to expand music education for all children in the Highline School District.  Music means different things to different people.  To children, learning to play a musical instrument is a meaningful activity – it’s fun and it builds relationships that can last a life time.  To youth, music opens up the world – its history and its many cultures – and provides opportunities for teamwork and meaningful forms of self-expression.  Educators know that music benefits students academically, especially in mathematics, science, history and world languages.  Our community understands that music education helps a person lead a richer, fuller, more meaningful life – and an arts-rich community is a more desirable place to live. Highline Music4Life is intended to give every student in the Highline Public Schools access to instruments in good working conditions so they can participate in instrumental and vocal music programs.  Initially, Music4Life will acquire 500 musical instruments and supplies to ensure that 50 percent of Highline Public Schools 4th and 5th grade students can participate in instrumental music.  In the years to come, Highline Music4Life may expand to include a broader range of ages and grade levels, as well as additional music education programs..