Region's Largest Cider Festival Returns to the Pearl What: 6th annual Cider Summit Portland, featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics. Where: Fields Neighborhood Park - NW 10th & Overton Street in the Pearl. When: Friday, June 17th 3pm - 8pm (VIP Session at 2pm, last pour: 7:45), & Saturday, June 18th Noon - 5pm (last pour: 4:45). Available tickets: Exclusive VIP admission from 2pm-3pm on Friday, session continues through 8pm. VIP tickets are sold exclusively online. General admission starts at 3pm Friday and continues through 8pm. Saturday admission is from 12pm-5pm. Re-entry allowed next day & anytime during sessions with event glass and wristband (worn on wrist). PLEASE NOTE: last pour is 15 minutes prior to the close of each session. Ticket cost: $30-$45 (plus service charges where applicable) depending on type of ticket purchased and when ticket is purchased. Additional features: Expanded food offerings from World Foods, Bushwhacker Cider, Streetcar Bistro, KRAVE Jerky and others. Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge, featuring pilot batch fruit ciders from several participating cideries with consumer vote to determine champion. A Dog Lounge - hosted by DoveLewis and Live music produced in conjunction with event beneficiary Cascade Blues Association featuring several of Portland's legendary artists. Sponsors: Presented by World Foods Portland and Bushwhacker Cider. Supporting sponsors include Oregon Fruit Products, KRAVE Jerky, Hood River Juice, Unleashed by Petco, The Westin Portland, Maletis Beverage, and The Portland Streetcar. Media partners include 94/7 Alternative Portland, The Portland Mercury, and CIDERCRAFT Magazine. Beneficiaries: Cascade Blues Association, Northwest Cider Association, DoveLewis Emergency Pet Hospital, The Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research. Music Info Friday, June 17 3:30p Ben Rice - benricelive.com 5:00p Andy Stokes & Louis Pain - andystokesmusic.com 6:15p Robbie Laws & Ed Neumann - robbielawsmusic.com Saturday, June 18 12:30p Norman Sylvester Trio - normansylvester.com 2:00p Jim Mesi & Steve Bradley - Jimmesi.com 3:15p Ellen Whyte Trio - ellenwhyte.com Additional info: Contact CiderSummit@earthlink.net twitter.com/CiderSummit, facebook.com/cidersummit/. General Admission tickets are now on sale at the following outlets: World Foods (NW) - 830 NW Everett St. World Foods (SW) - 9845 SW Barbur Blvd. Bushwhacker Cider (Brooklyn) - 1212-D SE Powell Blvd. Bushwhacker Cider (Woodlawn) - 901 NE Oneonta St. Umpqua Bank (Pearl) - 1139 NW Lovejoy St. The Beer Mongers - 1125 SE Division St. Belmont Station - 4500 SE Stark St. Saraveza - 1004 N. Killingsworth St.
Manager: Jim Mesi
Bio: Jim Mesi has been a cornerstone of the Pacific Northwest music scene for years. Originally from Portland, Mesi was one of the founding members of Brown Sugar, the original R&B band in the Pacific NW, and a seminal influence on the NW blues scene: Brown Sugar spawned the Paul Delay Band, for which...See Full Bio
“I went out to the local Casino for dinner, and to see if there was a good band playing...The band was great! Surf, Blues, Instrumentals a la Hank Marvin, The Ventures etc.”