Win 2 Tix to Beer & Bacon Fest April 8 in #CaryNC @drinkeatrelax @BoothAmp #SobeSavvyGiveaway


Beer and Bacon Lovers Rejoice! It’s that time of year again for the Triangle’s Best Bacon Bash. If you love bacon and enjoy beer, this fest is for you! Thanks to our friends at Drink Eat Relax, SobeSavvy.com is giving away a pair of tickets to 1 lucky winner! Winner chosen randomly. Giveaway ends 3/23/17 Enter Here >>>>>>> http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/e33baee04/

Here are the event details:

WHAT: Beer and Bacon Festival

WHEN: Saturday April 8 Noon – 6pm

WHERE: Town of Cary’s Booth Ampitheatre 8003 Regency Parkway Cary, NC 27511

Beer & Bacon Tasting Session: Noon-6pm

Beer Tasting Session
: 2pm – 6pm

Bottoms Up, Bacon Down
75 Craft Beers
15 Restaurants
10 Bacons From Across the US… and lots of Piggy Love

This event has sold out for 3 years in a row!The ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE extravaganza comes complete with the best craft beers for your tasting pleasure… and of course the food of the Gods: BACON

TICKETS

BEER & BACON TASTING SESSION
$49.00
PLUS TAX IN ADVANCE/$79.00 DAY OF EVENT
Valid Noon – 6pm. The BEER & BACON TASTING SESSION offers an exclusive tasting experience. Each guest will enjoy 15+ restaurant tasting stations (until 2pm) and fresh griddled bacon (until 3pm), a souvenir glass and boundless portions of over 75 craft beers and wines, plus 2 extra hours of alcohol sampling and all live entertainment. These tickets are limited and will SELL OUT. Squeal like a pig!

BEER & BACON TICKET ADVANCE PRICE $49.00 plus tax  through February 10 at midnight
$59.00 + tax February 11-March 17th at midnight
$69.00 + tax March 18-April 7th at midnight
$79.00 DAY OF EVENT

BEER TASTING SESSION
$39.00
IN ADVANCE PLUS TAX/$45.00 ON THE DAY OF EVENT
Valid 2pm – 6pm. Your admission includes a souvenir glass and boundless portions of over 75 craft beers and wines, and all live entertainment. Bacon/Food is a la carte.

BEER & BACON FESTIVAL – DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKET (no alcohol sampling)
REGULAR D.D. TICKET: $39.00 ON THE DAY OF EVENT SOLD ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT ONLY
Valid Noon – 6pm. Each guest will enjoy 15+ restaurant tasting stations (until 2pm) and fresh griddled bacon (until 3pm) and all live entertainment.

What’s New
REDUCED TICKETS: We’ve changed our tickets up a bit this year based on guest feedback and suggestions. For the early BEER & BACON TASTING SESSION tickets we have reduced the amount of tickets sold by over 20%. This should allow for less lines!

NO THIRD PARTY TICKET SELLERS: Living Social, Groupon or whatever your favorite coupon site is will not feature any of these tickets for sale.

WHAT’S ON THE GRIDDLE…
Guests enjoy a souvenir glass plus 75+ of their favorite international beers and wines.

Beer and Bacon Tasting Session will host over 15 restaurant tasting stations (until 2pm) featuring the BEST restaurants in the Triangle. (Beer & Bacon Tasting Session food tastings included, Beer Tasting Session food is ala carte.)

2 tons of gourmet bacons will be griddled on-site (until 3pm).

The Main Stage will host live music all day.

All of this plus fun foodie exhibits and so much more!

KIDS 12 & UNDER ARE FREE. This event is not designed for children. They are welcome but you will find very little of interest to them.

ITEMS ALLOWED
Lawn chairs & blankets
Cameras
1 Bottle of Factory Sealed water
All bags are subject to search

PROHIBITED ITEMS
Pets
Weapons

In case you missed it..check out my photos of last year’s Beer and Bacon Fest 2016. It’s a fun event that you do not want to miss! For more info go to  www.beerandbacon.com

Good Luck …and see you at the Beer and Bacon Fest !

#Raleigh celebrates #Halloween with @NCSymphony The Music of #StarWars Young People’s Concert 

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This beautiful fall afternoon my family and I went to Meymandi Concert Hall for a very special kids event: The North Carolina Symphony Young People’s Comcert The Music Of Star Wars. The iconic movie soundtrack that has now been around for 2 generations was the centerpiece of an afternoon of kid centric fun just in time for this Halloween weekend in Raleigh, NC !

The NCS Kids Young People’s Concerts are perfect for families and children ages 4-12 and a great introduction to the world of music. Each performance features fun, interactive activities related to the concert’s theme, beginning in Meymandi Concert Hall’s Swalin Lobby one hour before the concert. Here is a video of what to expect:

This performance was the first one in the 3 part Young People’s Concert Series for the 2016/17 season and because it was Star Wars themed guests got to take pictures with their favorite costumed Star Wars characters from the all-volunteer 501st Legion!
Make sure to arrive early for all the pre-concert activities, including face painting and our popular Instrument Zoo!

So get dressed up as your favorite Star Wars characters and join in the fun ! Get your tickets to 4pm Raleigh show today or tomorrow’s performance in Wilmington here !

Savvy Tip : See all 3 Young People’s concerts for just $49 when you buy a package ..or 2 concert series for just $30 at ncsymphony.org !

May the Force be with you !

Riveting! @RIVERDANCE Celebrates 20 years @DPAC June 7-12 #onlyatDPAC #SunTrustBroadway

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Mesmerizing Movement and Music.….The No. 1 Dance Show of the World, RIVERDANCE opened last night at DPAC and runs through June 12.

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia. To mark the eagerly awaited return of the show to North America, ending a four-year absence, Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour will feature new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a brand new number, “Anna Livia,” featuring the female members of the Irish dance troupe in an acapella hard-shoe number.

Last night at DPAC, the audience gave a standing ovation for the riveting performances of Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. It was a celebration of an extraordinary milestone for an incredible show and guests gave an enthusiastic applause for the Riverdance Irish Dance Troupe and entire ensemble for making a stop at DPAC during the Encore Broadway 2015/2016 season. 

The combination of the music and the movement was truly mesmerizing! I enjoyed the original irish dance choreography and was pleasantly surprised to see other genres of dance featured such as Argentine flamenco and the African American tap dancing tradition.The production masterfully succedded weaving in history lessons with entertainment. It told the story of many immigrant dance traditions that make up the art form.

For more information, please visit:

Website: http://www.riverdance.com
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/Riverdance
Twitter: @Riverdance

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DPACNC
Twitter: @DPAC https://twitter.com/dpac
Instagram: @DPACnc https://instagram.com/dpacnc/

Here are a few photos taken last night #onlyatDPAC !
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*see page 38 in your playbill for ad/coupon for these delicious GIGi’s Cupcakes ! I highly reccomend the ‘wedding cake’ cupcake.

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To see more photos from the event go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpacnc for more on the red carpet at DPAC !
*Download and/or Print Photos for Free, Courtesy of DPAC!

Photographs of @BizMarkie 80s vs 90s Tour @RitzRaleigh ! A #soNCsavvy Recap

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Last night, party people came out in their 80s or 90s best, dressed and Ready to Party with DJ Biz Markie at The RITZ Raleigh !

From the moment I walked into the venue, I knew it was going to be a fun night ! The Ritz staff did a great job decorating according to the theme: from Rubic Cubes to movie posters from the era; a Moonman a la MTV, even Aquanet Hair Spray in the ladies Room ! Check out my slide show recap here:

Two local Raleigh bands: 120 Minutes Band and Trainwreak played favorite hits from the 80s and 90s. DJ Biz Markie’s kept the party rocking with two full sets throughout the night.

Be Sure to Follow on Twitter & Instagram at @RitzRaleigh and like Facebook at facebook.com/RitzRaleigh for information and updates on the next fun concert or music event !

Everyone had a blast partying like it was 1999! Enjoy my #soNCsavvy event photos “As seen on the Scene” by SobeSavvy.Com !

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#Raleigh Win tix to DJ @BizMarkie 80s vs 90s Tour @RitzRaleigh on 2/25! A #SobeSavvyGiveAway #soNCsavvy

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Come out in your 80s or 90s best, dressed and Ready to Party!

What: 80s vs 90s Party
with DJ Biz Markie

Where: The RITZ Raleigh
2820 Industrial Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609

When: Thursday, February 25, 2016 7:30pm

Tickets on sale now via Groupon , Ticketmaster.com , Or at RitzRaleigh.com. The Ritz box office (opens at noon), or charge by phone 800-745-3000.

Two local Raleigh bands: 120 Minutes Band and Trainwreak square off for a battle of the decades, playing your favorite hits from the 80s and 90s. DJ Biz Markie’s “Got What You Need” as he spins two full sets and emcees throughout the night.

Be Sure to Follow on Twitter & Instagram at @RitzRaleigh and like Facebook at facebook.com/RitzRaleigh for information and updates!

SobeSavvy.Com will be there to capture the fun..check back here or Follow on Twitter & Instagram @IJust_LoveThis.
Wanna join me?
Comment Below in the Blog comments
Or
Comment on Instagram underneath this video

*One Winner will be randomly selected to win a pair of tix . Giveaway ends 2/18 at noon . Good luck!

Hope to see you there!
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@1035thebeat #1035beatdown #concert #kendricklamar #treysongz #future #djkhaled and more… ~ Recap by #SobeSavvy !

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On Thursday, June 12, 2014 , 103.5 The Beat presented the 2014 Beat Down at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fl. The show featured Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, Future, DJ Khaled and more! SobeSavvy was there, along with other excited fans from South Florida and around the world! 

“As 103.5 The Beat continues to be the Urban/Hip-Hop authority in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale market, we strive to provide our listener with the best product possible,” said DJ A-OH Hashem, 103.5 The Beat’s Program Director. “From our music, community focus, on air and digital features to our shows and personalities, it was only right that we continued the trend and provide our listener with the best concert event of the summer. In October, the Beat was back…now on June 12, the Beat Down is back and bigger than ever.”

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The official lineup included performances by Kendrick Lamar (Swimming Pools, Don’t Kill My Vibe), Trey Songz and his abs ..lol (NaNa, Heart Attack), Future (Same Damn Time, Racks, Trophy), Rico Love (They Don’t Know, Be Like), Yo Gotti (Act Right, Got Dat Sack), Mr Vegas (Heads High, Bruk It Down), Meek Mill ( Levels, Ima Boss ), Ace Hood (Bugatti, Hustle Hard) and DJ Khaled (No New Friends, I’m On One) and surprise appearances by Fat Joe and Mavado !

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Everyone who attended was thrilled to see such great performances from the star-studded lineup. No drama, cool vibe, awesome performance = a great concert ! Images from the concert can be seen here: photo credit Getty Images Check out Instagram @1035thebeat , Hashtag #thebeatdown, #1035thebeat, #1035beatdown  for additional photos and video recaps. For the latest from 103.5 The BEAT , follow on Twitter (@1035TheBEAT).

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‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh
Freelance Photojournalist 
The ‘Bon Vivant ‘ Blogger
http://www.SobeSavvy.com
Follow Twitter/Instagram @IJust_LoveThis
Hashtag #SobeSavvy
“Social ButterFly News for South Beach and Beyond! “

#SobeSavvy Recaps #JITG9 #Foodie #Event #Miami #JazzintheGardens

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On Wednesday Feb. 19, I was among the more than 100 media personalities/outlets in attendance for the First Annual #JITG9 Foodie-Focus at the Betty Ferguson Auditorium in Miami Gardens. I had a chance to enjoy the best food that will be for sale at the music festival. There will be 50 food stations at Jazz In The Gardens 2014 . Six of the most popular festival chefs from Jazz in the Gardens served up their greatest hits for the media : conch salad, seafood, Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine, BBQ, dessert and more!

On March 15 and 16, 50 festival chefs will be at their Food Village for their 9th year. This year’s food lineup equals the stage performers: LL Cool J, Jamie Foxx, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Trey Songz, Kelly Rowland, Mint Condition, Anthony Hamilton, Stanley Clarke, Rachelle Farrell and Boney James.

“There isn’t a better place to eat in South Florida than right here. It’s nice to be able to try a little bit of everything, I can’t decide what I like best. The BBQ is amazing, Chef Winston’s seafood rice is incredible, Keith Reed’s conch salad is the best I’ve ever had, the jerk chicken at the Kingston Delight is the best in South Florida, CuzN Tim’s seafood is super fresh and seriously, the Fruitzen Delite Italian ice is the best I’ve ever had,” said Melissa Dunn, Tamarac.
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The six Chefs/Restaurants present at this food preview event were :

Reed & Sons Catering (Conch salad and seafood): Keith Reed, 305-391-3623

Kingston Delight (Jamaican Cuisine): Donovan Thompson, 305-975-0595

CuzN Tim’s Seafood Shack (Seafood): Tim Stewart, 754-246-9375

Catering Concepts & Concessions (Caribbean cuisine), Chef Winston Williams, 561-704-5217, http://www.cateringcc.com

Fruitzen Delite (Frozen Desserts), Michael Coley, 954-268-0774, http://www.fruitzendelite.com

Randy’s BBQ & Catering, Randy Mosley, 786-227-1388

Tickets are On Sale Now. visit http://www.jazzinthegardens.com.

‘Lovely’ Leslie Heigh / Freelance Photojournalist
The ‘Bon Vivant ‘ Blogger
http://www.SobeSavvy.com
Follow Twitter/Instagram @IJust_LoveThis
Hashtag #SobeSavvy