Bear Axe will be one of the bands performing at Bothell’s Block Party and BrewFest. Photo courtesy of Cat Rose

Bear Axe will be one of the bands performing at Bothell’s Block Party and BrewFest. Photo courtesy of Cat Rose

Chamber and UW Bothell partner for Bothell Block Party and BrewFest

The event will host seven local bands, more than 40 breweries, cideries and wineries.

  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019 8:30am
  • Life

Seattle’s hottest bands, some of the best local breweries, and award-winning food trucks make this year’s Bothell’s Block Party and BrewFest one no one should miss.

A partnership between the Bothell Kenmore Chamber and University of Washington Bothell, the Bothell Block Party and BrewFest will host more than 3,500 beer and music lovers on May 18 in downtown Bothell.

Open to the public, this event is a part of UW Bothell’s 5th Annual Alumni Weekend. Anyone 21 or older is welcome. Attendees don’t have to be a UW Bothell alum to join in on the fun.

Seven local bands will be performing throughout the day from 3-8 p.m: The Black Tones, Skating Polly, Dude York, BEAR AXE, Trick Candles, All Star Opera and Jason McCue.

Aside from the music, attendees can enjoy more thab 40 breweries, cideries and wineries, including Beardslee Public House, Black Raven, Decibel Brewing Co., Dirty Bucket Brewing Company, Locust Cider, Milbrandt Vineyards and Tempus Cellars.

Ten food trucks will also be at this year’s Brewfest, including: Daddy’s Donuts, Carnivorous, The Vet Chef, Road Dawg and Stacks.

Jumbo jenga, , beer pong, cornhole, putt putt, selfie booth, and more will be available.

Registration price includes 8 tasting tickets and a 5.5 oz. commemorative glass (while supplies last). Tickets can be purchased through the Bothell Kenmore Chamber website.

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