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Hello Dave to Play in Indianapolis!

Geoff Wood

Someone's ears were burning(1). The other day I posted that none of the bands on the Iowa bar circuit play in Indianapolis. Well, I guess I was wrong - Hello Dave will be here in August to play a benefit for Cystic Fibrosis at Scotties!

$40/ticket is steep for 4 PM show. I wonder if we can write it off?

I sent the contact, Liz, an e-mail to find out more about the event and received this back:

Hi there!

This is the 8th year for this particular event and it is truly a fabulous event to attend. It has been recognized for the past 2 years as one of Indy's "Best Charity Events" by the readers of NUVO magazine. Approximately 1,000+ people attend. With your purchase of a $40 ticket, you get to sample as much beer & food as you'd like in the 4 hours it takes place. We have 30+ brewers from around Indiana and the Midwest who bring a selection of their microbrews, several beer distributors who bring the major labels, 10+ restaurants from around Indy who bring a sampling of food. There is also a band (obviously Hello Dave this year) and a silent auction which features an array of entertainment, dining, sports, beer related items. It is under a tent at Scotty's Brewhouse on 96th Street. All money raised goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to fund vital CF research and education. This year's goal is $47,000 net.

I hope you'll attend this event as it is well worth it. I am looking forward to having Hello Dave play for us for the first time...should be a terrific summer festival.

Saturday, August 25th
Scotty's Brewhouse on 96th Street

To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information, you can reach me at 202-9210 or at this email address!


It sounds like a good time and a worthy cause to me. It reminds of the honorable "Barstool Open" minigolf tourney/Cerebral Palsy fundraiser we used to do in Omaha.

(1) I never use this cliche