The eigth annual Porterhouse Brewfest
is set for Saturday, August 14 in downtown Mount Vernon
, and features three of Washington State’s hottest blues bands, a motherlode of premium microbreweries and gourmet food from local eateries. The fun begins at 2:00 pm and should last until around 7:30 pm.
Gates Street between 1st & Main will be closed for the annual “Blues & Brews Block Party” so definitely plan to come hang out at the best party happening in Mt. Vernon this summer. The event kicks off at 2PM with musical guests the Bill Mattocks Band, then Tim Halpin and the Better Half at 4:00 and the Red Hot Blues Sisters at 6:30.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $24 at the gate – tickets are available to purchase online.
Get sweet, sweet craft beer from these participating breweries:
Flyers Brewery (Oak Harbor), Hale’s Ales (Seattle), Skagit River Brewing Co. (Mount Vernon), Boundary Bay Brewery (Bellingham), Rockfish Grill / Anacortes Brewery (Anacortes), Two Beers Brewery (Seattle), Birdsview Brewing Co., Birdsview (Concrete), Full Sail Brewing Company (Hood River, OR), Snoqualmie Brewery (Snoqualmie), Deschutes Brewery (Bend/Portland, OR), New Belgium Brewing Co. (Fort Collins, CO), Lazy Boy Brewing (Everett), Alaska Brewing Co. (Juneau, AK), Ninkasi Brewing Co. (Eugene, OR), Bridgeport Brewing (Portland, OR), Elysian Brewing Co. (Seattle), Stone Brewing Co. (Escondido, CA), Pike Brewing Co. (Seattle), 192 Brewing Company (Kenmore), and Odin Brewing Company (Seattle).
We know it’s not like you need another reason to attend this awesome brewfest, but we wanted you to know that this is all for a good cause too! The festivities are a benefit for the Lincoln Theatre which is a restored 1926 historic vaudeville & silent movie house in downtown Mount Vernon. The theater presents a year-round schedule of concerts, current and classic films, and community events; as well as working with local school districts, hosting school performances and workshops by performing artists on tour, and annual concerts by secondary school bands. The Lincoln Theatre hosts concerts by the local youth symphony, presents community-sponsored children’s theatre productions, as well as serving as a venue for fund-raising events by local service organizations. The Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation, founded in 1987, is a registered non-profit organization supported by over 2000 members from Skagit and adjoining counties.