Newberry Observer

Volunteers needed for Groove ‘N Brewfest

NEWBERRY — Love 70s & 80s Music? Love Craft Beers? Think bell bottoms or leg warmers should come back in style? Love to see the east end of Main Street just as vibrant as the west end?

Then, help make the next big Downtown Newberry event happen. Groove ‘N Brewfest is a street festival on April 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. featuring an outdoor stage with two local bands playing 70s/80s music, 20+ craft beer selections, food trucks and vintage cars and memorabilia. Festival-goers are encouraged to dress in 70s/80s duds.

Headliners Heart Breaker (Heart/Led Zeppelin tribute band) and Rumours ATL (Fleetwood Mac tribute band) will play inside the Ritz Theatre for an additional charge.

Volunteers are needed to man the beer tents, help with the karaoke and costume contests and even police the trash carts and keep the ice stocked. Volunteers will be asked to work at least four hour shifts and attend a briefing so they have all the latest info on the festival. The volunteer briefing will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 at the Newberry Opera House (1201 McKibben Street Newberry).

Volunteers will have access to a hospitality suite inside The Ritz where snacks, sodas, and water will be available throughout the day.

The Newberry Downtown Development Association (NDDA) is holding the Groove ‘N Brewfest as a fundraiser to create a pool of funding for economic development grants. Helping make this new festival possible means helping Downtown Newberry invest in the future.

“Just as our community came together twenty years ago with the redevelopment of the Opera House, we believe it is time for us all to work collectively to stimulate economic development. It takes a village, and we hope the community to will come out to help us raise funds to make Downtown Newberry an even better place,” said Aimee Talbot, vice president of NDDA.

To volunteer for Groove ‘N Brewfest, call 803-276-6264 or e-mail boxoffice@newberryoperahouse.com.

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