Today’s the day – time to rock out at the Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival!

TODAY – Saturday, Aug. 24 – is the day – four of the Northwest’s top blues bands will rock out at the 4th Annual Poverty Bay Blues and Brews Festival at Des Moines Beach Park until 8 p.m.!

This annual fundraiser – organized by the Rotary Club of Des Moines – 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.

Tickets are available at the door for $30, which includes 6 tasting tokens.

Worried about parking and getting to the event? Worry no more! There will be plenty of free parking at the marina and a free shuttle service will be available until 8:30 p.m. as well.

See shuttle route in red below (click image to see larger version):

Shuttle Route 08-24-13

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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.

Here are some videos from bands you’ll see at this year’s fest:

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, 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.

The Waterland Blog is proud to be a media sponsor for the fourth year in a row!

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