FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Leftapalooza and The Mile High Tribute Band Competition Rocks
Longmont Aug. 11th
Event proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the
Left Hand Brewing Foundation
LONGMONT, Colo., June 29, 2018 – For the eighth year running, the Left Hand Brewing Foundation presents Leftapalooza and the Mile High Tribute Band Competition on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Roosevelt Park in Longmont, Colo. Colorado’s raddest music and local craft beer festival showcases Colorado’s best tribute bands battling for top honors while raising funds and support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation.
Beyond the music and brews, LLS will be present throughout the event raising awareness, and the organization Love, Hope, Strength will be onsite swabbing concert goers for possible donor matches. In fact, Left Hand Brewing Company founder Eric Wallace was a match and able to provide live-saving bone marrow for a recipient.
Music will be in the air all day with the first band kicking off at noon, and last year’s winner “Loving the Alien,” a David Bowie Tribute, concluding the night’s festivities. The full Leftapalooza lineup includes:
12:00pm – Guerilla Radio (Rage Against The Machine Tribute)
1:05pm – Sonic Highways (Foo Fighters Tribute)
2:10pm – Hey Lady (B-52’s Tribute)
3:15pm – Mr. KnowItAll (Primus Tribute)
4:20pm – Firedancer (Dave Matthews Band Tribute)
5:25pm – 4 Degrees (Tool Tribute)
6:30pm – Vanwholen (Van Halen + The Who Tribute)
8:00pm – Loving the Alien (David Bowie Tribute)
Tickets are on sale now, and for just $12 concert goers can enjoy a full day’s worth of great music as these eight bands go head-to-head for the title of Top Mile High Tribute Band, a cash prize and the right to return as the Leftapalooza headliner in 2019. Leftapalooza is a family event and tickets for kids 5-12 are $5 and those younger are free. For the ultimate event experience, VIP tickets are available for $50 and include access to the VIP lounge, premium seating, free VIP-only food and beverages, special beer pairings and private restrooms. Ticket prices will increase the day of the show.
Food and libations will be in full effect along with the music vibes including local food trucks and Longmont’s favorite craft breweries, cideries and distilleries. Drink tokens can be purchased for $6 or four tokens for $20. Cash or credit will be accepted and there will be an ATM on site. For more event information, please visit www.lhbfoundation.org/leftapalooza/.
To date, Leftapalooza has generated more $185,000in donations to charitable organizations. This year’s Leftapalooza sponsors include First National Bank, High Country Harleey, High Plains Bank, Airgas, Westrock, Best Western Plus, and more.
About Left Hand Brewing Foundation
Founded in 2016 to support Left Hand Brewing Company’s charitable giving, the Left Hand Brewing Foundation(LHBF) is committed to brewing a stronger community where we work, live, and play. The LHBF supports primary needs, community support groups, arts and cultural activities, housing projects, medical research and responds to issues and emergencies in the Longmont community and beyond. All event proceeds, sponsorship revenue, and donations from Left Hand Brewing Foundation events benefit the LHBF and its beneficiaries.
About Left Hand Brewing Company
Employee Owned, Righteously Independent. Celebrating 25 years of brewing a well-balanced portfolio of craft beers, Left Hand Brewing Company is located at 1265 Boston Avenue in Longmont, Colorado. Left Hand is one of the most honored and recognized breweries in Colorado, with over 28 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Famous for our Nitro series, Left Hand Brewing launched America’s original Nitro bottle with our popular Milk Stout Nitro and recently released Nitro widget cans. Left Hand’s collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 41 states, DC and internationally.
About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: cure Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and Myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Our key priorities will ensure that the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.