BradFest Benefit for Young Musicians

3 Miles… 9 Breweries… 15 Local Bands…

Bradfest
The Duluth Experience is excited to be one of the many great sponsors for the 2014 Bradtober Fest on October 5th! Part of our contribution will be a VIP shuttle from the route’s endpoint at the Fitger’s Complex to it’s starting line at the Bent Paddle Brewing Company. Seats are limited to make sure to sign up early and check the box for the VIP shuttle!

Tickets are available here: Bradfest Tickets

Bradfest organizers recently published this press release detailing the event:

September 18, 2014 – The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation (FOBMF) will channel the celebratory, community-minded spirit of Germany’s Oktoberfest with an upcoming festival that connects Duluth area music, craft beer, and running communities.

The BradtoberFest Run/Rawk/Crawl will take place in Duluth on Sunday, October 5. The event offers participants a unique opportunity to listen to live music and taste 4-ounce samples of local craft beer while traversing a path that links local breweries and beer-centric venues.

Duluth’s burgeoning brewery scene provided the impetus for BradtoberFest. For the first time, all 9 Duluth and North Shore breweries will be united for a single community event. “When we noticed there’s roughly a 5K route connecting all of Duluth’s breweries, we had to do something about it,” says Troy Rogers, FOBMF president. “We’re a music-focused organization, but we appreciate the craft beer aesthetic that is emerging in Duluth. It’s a culture that encourages conscious, active living. It embraces art and music. These are all elements our organization seeks to cultivate in our community.”

Participants can either run or walk the approximately 3-mile route that begins at Bent Paddle Brewing Company, stops at a number of breweries and pubs and finally culminates at the Fitger’s complex courtyard in a finish line celebration featuring food, music, games, and a silent auction. An after party with additional music will follow at the Red Herring Lounge.

Events organized by the Friends of Brad always include elements of humor and absurdity, in keeping with the playful disposition of their namesake, Brad Rozman. Participants can choose to be pied in the face at the finish line and are encouraged to wear costumes and sport “tighty-whities” underwear.

Proceeds will benefit young musicians, supporting programs such as the Duluth Music Resource Center and FOBMF’s scholarship, fellowship, and other charitable programs.

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