FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Longmont Oktoberfest returns October 5-6 Featuring National Touring Artists JJ Grey and Mofro
Event proceeds benefit the St. Vrain Football Club Scholarship Program and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation
LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 14, 2018 – Pull out your lederhosen and dirndls, grab a pretzel or brat and hoist your stein because Longmont Oktoberfest is back! Presented by the Left Hand Brewing Foundation for the 7th year in a row, Longmont Oktoberfest returns Oct. 5-6 to Roosevelt Park in Longmont, Colo. Longmont Oktoberfest is Longmont’s favorite fall gathering and this year will feature national touring artists JJ Grey and Mofro as well as 10+ breweries, local food, and games for all ages. Ranked as a “Must Visit Oktoberfest” by DRAFT Magazine, Longmont Oktoberfest celebrates the summer’s transition to fall while supporting two local organizations – The St. Vrain Football Club’s scholarship program and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation
This year’s headlining artist, JJ Grey and Mofro is one of the biggest talents to ever perform in Longmont. During his career he has brought his blues/southern rock sound to nearly every major venue in Colorado including headlining dates at Red Rocks Amphitheater. From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.
Music will be in the air throughout the event, with local talent supporting JJ Grey on Friday night, and a full slate of local musicians and bands performing all day on Saturday. Performances will include traditional Oktoberfest music as well as some of Longmont’s most well-known performers. Stay tuned to for additional announcements in the weeks to come.
In addition to music all weekend, the event will feature classic Oktoberfest activities including sack races (kids and adults), stein holding contests, a costume contest, bratwurst eating competition, cooking up Colorado’s longest brat and the tapping of the official Oktoberfest keg to kick off the event on Friday evening.
Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17th at 10am at www.lhbfoundaation.org and for just $15 concert goers can not only enjoy the Friday night concert but attend all day Saturday as well! Single day tickets for Saturday are also available for just $5. Longmont Oktoberfest is a family event and tickets for kids 5-12 are $5 and those younger are free. For the ultimate event experience, VIP tickets are available for $65 and include access to the VIP lounge, premium seating, free VIP-only food and beverages, special beer pairings and private restrooms.
Food and libations will be in full effect along with the music vibes including local food trucks and Longmont’s favorite craft breweries, cideries and distilleries. Drink tokens can be purchased for $6 or four tokens for $20. Cash or credit will be accepted and there will be an ATM on site. For more event information, please visit www.lhbfoundation.org/longmont-oktoberfest.
To date, Longmont Oktoberfest has raised more than $246,000 in donations to charitable organizations. This year’s Longmont Oktoberfest sponsors include First National Bank, High Country Harley, High Plains Bank, Airgas, Westrock, Best Western Plus, and more.
About Left Hand Brewing Foundation
Founded in 2016 to support Left Hand Brewing Company’s charitable giving, the Left Hand Brewing Foundation (LHBF) is committed to brewing a stronger community where we work, live, and play. The LHBF supports primary needs, community support groups, arts and cultural activities, housing projects, medical research and responds to issues and emergencies in the Longmont community and beyond. All event proceeds, sponsorship revenue, and donations from Left Hand Brewing Foundation events benefit the LHBF and its beneficiaries.
About Left Hand Brewing Company
Employee Owned, Righteously Independent. Celebrating 25 years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in Colorado, with over 28 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for our Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing launched America’s original Nitro bottle with our popular Milk Stout Nitro and recently released Nitro widget cans. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 41 states, DC and internationally.
About St. Vrain Football Club
The mission of SVFC is to cultivate a positive soccer community in the St. Vrain and Carbon Valleys by offering a club for all ages and abilities by championing character, promoting physical activity and celebrating the game of soccer. We also believe that money shouldn’t be a hindrance to your potential to enjoy the game in a club setting, and an aggressive scholarship program has been put into place to try to eliminate that hurdle. To learn more, please visit www.stvrainfc.com.