Leftapalooza and The Mile High Tribute Band Competition Rocks Longmont Saturday May 18th

Event proceeds benefit Love, Hope, Strength and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation

 

LONGMONT, Colo. March 19, 2019 – For the ninth year running, the Left Hand Brewing Foundation presents Leftapalooza and the Mile High Tribute Band Competition on Saturday, May 18th 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 for non-profits Love Hope Strength (LHS), the world’s leading rock and roll cancer foundation, and the Left Hand Brewing Foundation. In addition for the first time, Leftapalooza is proud to welcome the Longmont Artisan Market to the festival. More than 25 local artists, makers, jewelers and more will be selling their art and raising awareness for the incredible community of artisans in Longmont and the surrounding area.

Beyond the music, brews and local artisans, LHS will be onsite throughout the event raising awareness and swabbing concert goers for possible donor matches. Since 2008 they have been hosting marrow donor drives at concerts and festivals across the globe via their “Get on the List” campaign. In fact, Left Hand Brewing’s co-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 tribute band winner “Hey, Lady!”, a B-52s tribute, concluding the night’s festivities. The full Leftapalooza lineup includes:

12:00pm – Back Stabbath (Black Sabbath Tribute)

1:15pm – Paradise Theater (Styx Tribute)

2:30pm – Just A Girl (No Doubt Tribute)

3:45pm – 10 Years Gone (Led Zeppelin Tribute)

5:00pm – Guerilla Radio (Rage Against The Machine Tribute)

6:15pm – Petty Nicks Experience (Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks Tribute)

7:30pm – Under A Blood Red Sky (U2 Tribute)

9:00pm – Hey, Lady! (B-52s 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 2020. 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 $65 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 than $190,000 in donations to charitable organizations. This year’s Leftapalooza sponsors include Presenting Sponsor First National Bank, as well as High Country Harley, High Plains Bank, Airgas, Westrock, Best Western Plus, EKS&H, Shirazi Benefits, Native Roots, Longmont Ford 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. To learn more, please visit www.lhbfoundation.org.

About Left Hand Brewing Company

Left Hand Brewing Company, founded in Longmont, Colorado, is one of the original pioneers in craft brewing. From a humble homebrew kit beginning to becoming one of the top 50 craft breweries in the U.S., Left Hand has continued to grow and innovate throughout our 25-year history. Famous for our nitro series, Left Hand launched America’s original nitro bottle with our flagship Milk Stout Nitro and the first production run of U.S.-made nitro widget cans. We’re proud to be one of the most honored and recognized breweries in Colorado with 29 Great American Beer Festival medals,11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards. Our collection of perennial and seasonal beers are available in 42 states, DC and internationally.

About Love Hope Strength

Love Hope Strength (LHS) is now firmly established as the world’s leading rock and roll cancer foundation. The organization was created in 2007, registered as a charity in 2008 (IRS #26-0528852), and co-founded by Mike Peters and James Chippendale. Mike is a 3-time cancer survivor and an internationally acclaimed singer for the Welsh rock band The Alarm. James, a fellow cancer survivor, is a respected insurance executive specializing in the music industry. Since 2008 they have been hosting marrow donor drives at concerts and festivals across the globe via their Get on the List campaign. This program encourages people to sign up for the International Bone Marrow Registry via a simple cheek swab, taking the concept of, “saving lives, one concert at a time,” to a whole new level. Together they had the vision that LHS could literally, “Save lives, one concert at a time!”