Durham Food & Beer Event Raising Funds for Watershed Association

Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association logo.
Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association logo.

Fifth Annual “Bull City Food & Beer Experience” to Benefit the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association

By Suzanne Golden, Golden Relations

The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is partnering again with Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom and Sam’s Quik Shop to host the 5th Annual Bull City Food and Beer Experience on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Ticket sales began November 4, 2016, and are available online for those interested in attending — or purchasing tickets in time for December gift-giving.

The event features the Harris On stage Experience showcasing additional brewery and local food vendors, unlimited samplings, and three floors of food and beverage options. Be sure you visit each level of DPAC’s lobbies for the full experience.

Come join your friends while helping a good cause. The Experience venue is the DPAC, located at 123 Vivian Street, in Durham NC. The Bull City Food & Beer Experience event website is BullCityExperience.com.

This fifth annual event is a fundraiser to benefit the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association and their efforts.

The mission of the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association is to:

  • Enable a living creek – a healthy stream in which an appropriately diverse group of native fish and invertebrate species thrive.
  • Create a network of preserves and trails along which people can hike, bike, and walk from the Ellerbe Creek headwaters to Falls Lake.
  • Build ties among Durham’s diverse neighborhoods and communities using Ellerbe Creek as a link.
  • Partner with the City and other groups that seek to move Durham to become a regional model for proactive urban storm water management.
  • Help adults, and especially kids, have the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate being outdoors in a learning and safe environment.

To find out more about their work along the creek, see their photos and projects at www.ellerbecreek.org.

Admission tickets for the Bull City Food & Beer Experience include:

  • Souvenir Glass
  • Food Sampling from 35 of Durham’s finest restaurants
  • Beer Tastings from 35 breweries
  • Live Music on stage

A limited number of Imperial VIP Tickets will provide this select group of attendees with all the regular admission benefits, plus:  a private entrance and restrooms, exclusive VIP lounge, exclusive T-shirt, 30-minute early event access, private access to VIP tasting lounge, VIP imperial laminate and specialty spirit, rare beer and wine tasting only available to Imperial ticket holders.

Tickets may be purchased online at DPACnc.com or bullcityexperience.com, at Ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster Charge-by-phone (800.745.3000), or at The Ticket Center at DPAC (919.680.2787). Note that this event is adults only; ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older, and must present a valid photo ID to enter.

Over the previous four years, more than $40,000 has been raised for the Ellerbe Creek Watershed Association. For 2016, 800 tickets are available; each year the event has sold out.

Bull City Food & Beer Experience is March 12, 2017, in Durham NC.
Bull City Food & Beer Experience is March 12, 2017, in Durham NC.

Durham Performing Arts Center: Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed five times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the United States. For more information, visit www.DPACnc.com.

Sam’s Quik Shop: A historic landmark known for its expansive selection of craft beers, Sam’s Quik Shop is the store of choice for beer enthusiasts. Offering more than 1400 different craft beers locally brewed and from all over the world, this eclectic bottle shop boasts a reputation across the state and Southeast as one of the premier beer stores. Customers can also find 400 wines, 60 different ciders, champagne, and a variety of kegs as well as a large selection of cigars displayed in four large humidors. For more information, visit www.samsquikshop.com.

Tyler’s Restaurant & Taproom: Serving business-paced lunches by day and casual dining at night, Tyler’s offers ever-changing American Comfort food with a seasonal twist. Additionally, Tyler’s offers one of the most unique beer selections in the area, with up to 80 craft and specialty import beers on draft.  After dinner, make your way to The Speakeasy to play some pool or watch your favorite team on one of our many HD TV’s.  See their website at www.tylerstaproom.com.

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