New for 2017, the Pig & Pint Prelude is a ticketed fundraiser taking place on Friday, July 7, 2017, to support North Liberty Blues & BBQ’s commitment to keeping admission to Saturday’s annual event free for all attendees.
Join us for a mouthwatering, hog-roast-style, barbecue buffet, cold pours from the Iowa Craft Beer Tent, and music from international blues pianist–and Johnson County resident Chase Garrett, all under the big tent in Centennial Park. Gates will open and food and drink will be available starting at 6 p.m., with entertainment beginning at 7 p.m. The night will be casual, and should wrap up around 9:30 p.m. No formal program is planned, just good old fashioned community building. The Pig & Pint Prelude is open to all ages, but there will be no organized kids activities.
Space is limited to only a few hundred attendees. Both individual and table tickets are available for purchase. To guarantee seats together with your friends or family, please consider reserving a table for 6 as individual tickets will have no assigned seating.
Your all-inclusive ticket includes:
- Entrance to the intimate Blues & BBQ kickoff event
- Pints from the Iowa Craft Beer Tent
- Barbecue buffet prepared by Mosley’s
- Music from boogie-woogie blues pianist, Chase Garrett
- Credit card processing fees (we’ll absorb those for you)
*Tickets are non-refundable. There is no rain date for this event.
More about the performance. Bringing the blues, boogie woogie, and swing of the midwest, Chase Garrett began playing piano professionally at age seventeen and within a few years was performing at blues and boogie woogie festivals across the U.S. and Europe. Having been heavily influenced by artists such as Oscar Peterson, Erroll Garner, Otis Spann and Meade “Lux” Lewis, his style has grown into an infectious and diverse mix of boogie woogie, blues, swing and stride that is sure to satisfy any audience. Chase has dedicated himself to the piano not only as a pianist, but also as a technician, an instructor, an event organizer and a producer. He has brought world class pianists to the Englert Theatre in Iowa City, IA for his annual Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Stomp concert series and has taught master classes and piano performance at colleges, blues weeks and swing camps across the U.S. Chase currently resides in Iowa City, IA. Audiences can expect to hear a mixture of Chicago blues and boogie woogie, Kansas City Swing and some Classic Jazz from New York City.