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Beer in the Bushes

Beer in the Bushes

Thanks to our friends at the Island Sun for the latest on this fun-raising event!

All are welcome to raise a glass at Beer in the Bushes on April 9

It’s time to boogie down and drink up. The 5th annual Beer in the Bushes fundraiser is set for Saturday, April 9 from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests can roam the grounds of SCCF’s Nature Center while sampling craft beer and food truck offerings. There will be live music, dancing and a few surprises. This is a rain or shine event, and guests 21 and older are welcome to attend. Tickets can be purchased online at sccfbeer.eventbrite.com. Ticket prices are $60 in advance, and $70 on the day of the event and at the door.

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is returning as the presenting sponsor. The generous financial support of the company makes it possible to keep ticket pricing low.

“You get a real bang for your buck at Beer in the Bushes,” said SCCF’s Jeff Siwicke, creator of the event. “That would not be possible without the trust company’s extraordinary underwriting of our event expenses. Their corporate philanthropy makes a big difference for so many island non-profits.”

Ticket sales are going well, in large part because of this year’s talent: Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers, who are award winning favorites on the New Orleans jazz scene. Ruffins and his trumpet have been featured on HBO’s hit show Treme and at countless music festivals.

“Getting Kermit to Sanibel is a real coup,” added Siwicke. “Many thanks to Jensen’s Twin Palm Resort and Marina for covering Kermit’s performance fee as our returning band sponsor.”

Four local food trucks will be on site. All tickets include $10 in TruxBux, redeemable for dinner choices from any of the trucks.

Eight micro-breweries will be pouring samples as they compete to win the People’s Choice Award. Guests will vote for the winner among the eight participating microbreweries. The lineup includes Point Ybel Brewing Company (the defending 2015 champs), Fort Myers Brewing Company, Momentum Brewhouse, Old Soul Brewing, Naples Beach Brewery, Palm City Brewing, Bury Me Brewing and Cape Coral Brewing Company.

This “fun-raiser” is a guaranteed great time that helps support SCCF’s mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. SCCF’s Nature Center is located at 3333 Sanibel-Captiva Road on Sanibel. For more information, call 1-239-472-2329.

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