Drink good beer, help MN musicians

Summit Backyard Bash - 30 years of craft beer

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Drinking good beer under a blue fall sky in Minnesota is its own reward. 

But on Saturday (Sept. 10) you can enjoy primo suds from Summit, eat great food and enjoy top-notch tunes, all while supporting Minnesota musicians. 

The 2016 Summit Backyard Bash is a milestone, celebrating the craft beer pioneer's 30th anniversary.  From noon to 8 p.m. those attending will be able to purchase Summit favorites, special limited edition brews and real ale pouring in the cask area. Food trucks will be parked on the brewery grounds at 910 Montreal Circle, St. Paul, and a diverse menu of music will serve as a backdrop for the party. 

Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the gate. 

Here is Saturday's musical lineup, to be hosted by Brian BT Turner. 

  • Noon (and between all sets) - Hotpants DJs
  • 12:20 p.m. - Nooky Jones
  • 1:25 p.m. - Apollo Cobra
  • 2:30 p.m. - Bad Bad Hats
  • 3:35 p.m. - deM atlaS
  • 4:40 p.m. - Bully
  • 6:00 p.m. - Bob Mould

And while party-goers enjoy themselves, they will also be supporting the Minnesota Music Coalition (MMC), a non-profit service organization set up to assist the state's independent music community. MMC's goal is to provide support for Minnesota musicians of all genres, in all parts of the state, to help them gain the knowledge and skills to make music a career, and not just a part-time thing. 

MMC stages the annual Minnesota Music Summit, which brings musicians together with peers and industry types, provides small business workshops, industry panels and other networking opportunities. Summit founder and president  Mark Stutrud has long been a supporter of both MMC and the music and arts community in Minnesota, and has provided both funding and opportunity. A portion of ticket sales from the Backyard Bash will go directly to MMC. 


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