Downtown Beer Bust to Support Local Art

beerbustBy the Editors

Man, we are LOVING the recent amount of amazing events in Sacramento all benefiting a variety of local causes near and dear to our GOTG hearts.

The most current example is the Downtown Beer Bust to benefit Downtown Sacramento Foundation’s (DSF) Downtown Mural Project in The Kay district.

For those unfamiliar, the mural project is designed to beautify the vacant lot at the corner of 8th and K Street. Up to 14 mural designs by local artists will be selected and installed throughout the spring and summer months. Each artist selected for the project will receive a $250 grant. The Downtown Mural Project will be funded through private donations to the Downtown Sacramento Foundation. The Sacramento Downtown Plaza has pledged the first $2,500 donation to the project. Artist proposals for The Downtown Mural Project are due by March 15. Project requirements are available online here.

Hard to argue with developing K Street and/or neighborhood beautification, don’t you think??

Tickets to the Beer Bust are $35 in advance (buy here) and $40 at the door (21+ only, must show ID at the door). The price includes four-hour parking (YES!) plus drinks/small bites from some of our favorite locals…

  • blackbird.
  • Broadacre Coffee
  • Cafe Connection
  • Chops
  • Dive Bar
  • District 30
  • Grange
  • Hot Italian
  • KBAR
  • Kru
  • LowBrau
  • Mayahuel
  • Mosaic
  • New Helvetia Brewing Co.
  • Pizza Rock
  • Red Rabbit
  • River City Brewing Co.
  • Ruhstaller Beer
  • Two Rivers Cider
  • Wicked ‘Wich

And you’ll get to enjoy entertainment/music from the following… 

  • Paper Pistols
  • Sister Crayon DJ
  • Tel Cairo
  • DJ Blackheart
  • Chris “The-Rebel” Debol

The event is being organized by the Downtown Sacramento Foundation and “Turn Downtown Around” – a new organization of young professionals dedicated to bringing “back the vitality of Sacramento’s once vibrant downtown neighborhoods from the bottom up through beautification fostered by small business and citizens.”

We have high hopes for the Turn Downtown Around campaign, but are a tad skeptical after reading the interview with one of the organizers Carina Lampkin (Blackbird Restaurant + Bar owner/chef) in the Sacramento Press. Check it out here, but she seems a bit off-message (especially when she attacks baby boomers). That being said, we agree wholeheartedly with their mission and will definitely be at the event so we can report back our thoughts/analysis.

You can RSVP/invite friends on Facebook here. Hope to see y’all there!

BONUS EVENT: Turn Downtown Around is also holding a community forum on March 18 (6pm at the Sacramento Downtown Plaza) where they’ll discuss challenges and opportunities facing downtown Sacramento. RSVP and get more details here.


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