Hey Washington DC,
I heard you like wine! I heard you REALLY like wine!!! Well VinoFestDC is a thing, and it’s a DC thing, and it’s a Union Market thing! Pretty awesome thing right?
There’ll be music (Eric Hilton from Thievery Corp!), food, art, and of course lots’o’vino. Tickets start at $50 for the concert pass, but I’d definitely upgrade to the $75 pass so you can get tastings, tastings, and more tastings.
Here’s some more info:
Each guest with be treated to complementary glass of sparkling wine in addition, to a four-hour wine tasting from 2-6pm, with eight generous 2oz pours. Sip and enjoy an artistic spin with an art installment presented by DC’s No King Collective – details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Confirmed music acts include Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation, Jesse Boykins III, See-I, Jetty, DJ Spinser Tracy, Clairy Browne And The Bangin’ Rackettes, Body Language, and Bonnie Rash. Jesse Boykins III recently dropped his brand new album Love Appartus, which further adds to the anticipation of his performance at VinoFestDC. “I love the city of Washington DC so to be a part of the inaugural VinoFest will truly be a special experience,” says Jesse Boykins III. “I’m looking forward to it!”
A portion of proceeds benefit two national charities with DC roots – Bike2TheBeach and Dreams for Kids DC. VinoFest’s mission is to blend philanthropy, entrepreneurs, tech, art, music, and food all in one explosive summer party! Tickets will sell out; get yours today!
In case you’re a hermit and have never been to Union Market, here it is in all its glory
“VinoFestDC is Washington DC first infusion of Art, Wine, Food with Philanthropy, Tech Entrepreneurship into one explosive event. VinoFest is an experience you won’t want to miss” – Justin Harrison
“VinofestDC demonstrates the creative energy of the Vinolovers brand, bringing good friends, great wine and food together in exciting and interesting spaces.” – Justin Harrison
“VinoFest is the vision of two fifth generation native Washingtonians. With all the changes occuring Washington DC, VinoFest showcases some of DC music icones,Thievery Corporation and Sugar Bear, EU. Celebrating VinoFestDC at Union Market is a perfect blending of the old and new DC at the ultimate block party” – Justin Harrison & Justin Maddox, VinoFest Founders
Dreams for Kids DC(DFKDC) spokesperson Ray Heisler, who has Cerebral Palsy and is wheelchair bound will be performing alongside Bonnie Rash. Ray says “VINOFEST is a celebration of all Washingtonians from all backgrounds — being brought together through the universal languages of culture, food, wine, and music!”
DFKDC Executive Director Glenda Fu adds, “It is because of empowering opportunities like VINOFEST that these children learn to look past their disabilities and realize their own potential to succeed–thereby, becoming an entrepreneur in their own right.”
VinoFestDC is the perfect blend of celebration and partying while making a differences in the lives of Washington DC’s Autistic community. Bike to the Beach is pleased to join forces with VinoLovers and VinoFest DC 2014. – Ben Dalley, Board Member of Bike2TheBeach
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