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Third Street Beer, Wine Fest Is Saturday

Wild Adriatic

The first Third Street Beer and Wine Fest is scheduled for Saturday on the block in front of Reg Lenna Center for The Arts.

The event, which is open to people aged 21 and older, will go from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and features tastings from area brewers, wineries and distilleries as well as live music performed by The Town Pants and Wild Adriatic.

The Town Pants’ brand of Celtic roots rock spans five albums so far. The band recently performed at the Great Blue Heron Festival and the Jamestown Regional Celtic Festival.

With a rowdy spirit of rock Wild Adriatic has built an international audience on a combination of groove, grit and swagger. The band has played Night Lights Music Festival at Blue Heron and last year’s Whirlybird Music & Arts Festival in downtown Jamestown.

Participating breweries, wineries and distilleries from New York include Southern Tier Brewing Company, Ellicottville Brewing Company, Southern Tier Distilling, Sixpoint Brewery, Big Inlet Brewing, Five & 20 Spirits and Brewing, Four Mile Brewing, Big Ditch Brewing Company, Thin Man Brewery, 12 Gates Brewing Company, Empire Brewing, Community Beer Works, Cider Creek Cidery, Resurgence Brewing, Empire Wine Merchants, Froth Brewing, Brewery Ommegang, Hamburg Brewing, Ithaca Beer Company and Mazza Vineyards.

The Town Pants

Food will be on sale from Forte Restaurant, Labyrinth Press Company and Reg Lenna Center for The Arts concessions.

Admission to the Fest is $35 presale — which includes admission and 15 drink tickets. General admission will be $40 the day of the event. A V.I.P. admission costs $75 and includes unlimited drink tickets and access to a private lounge in the 3rd On 3rd Gallery with light refreshments.

This event is made possible by the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) and the Fund for Downtown Programming. The Fund for Downtown Programing (FDP) is one of ten projects funded by the DRI and was awarded $600,000 by New York State to be administered through Homes and Community Renewal (HCR), the state’s Housing Trust Fund Corporation (HTFC) and facilitated by the Jamestown Local Development Corporation. The FDP supports programming that attracts a range of audiences to Jamestown’s downtown and Riverwalk throughout the year and encourages an influx of patrons to downtown businesses, maximizing economic impact of the event. These financial resources are expected to supplement and increase efforts currently undertaken by individual cultural attractions and local foundations.

Proceeds benefit Reg Lenna Center for The Arts.

Tickets may be purchased at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts box office, 3rd On 3rd Gallery ticketing counter, by phone at 716.484.7070 or online at reglenna.com. Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is located at 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown.

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