Madison Valley will host their second annual “Bastille Bash” on Saturday, July 13 from 3-8 p.m. Festivities will take place up and down East Madison Street from 27th to 30th Avenues. Guests will enjoy Bastille Day celebrations, indulge in French inspired food from Madison Valley restaurants, taste sips from Northwest wineries, breweries and distilleries, be entertained by live music, street performers and live chef and gardening demos, and kids activities, all presented by Madison Valley businesses.
Highlights include: Spirits Garden in Rover’s courtyard, eight live music and dance acts, bites and sips from more than 30 food and beverage partners, a chef demo stage featuring Cormac Mahoney, Jason Wilson, Jim Drohman and John Platt and the chance to win a weekend in Paris by France Homestyle.
The event is free to attend and tickets for food and beverages are on sale now at http://bastillebash.com. Food is priced at $2.50, $5.00, $7.50 per bite and tickets can be purchased in $10 increments. The Wine Passport includes tastings of wine, beer and spirits from each of the purveyors for $20 per person, including your own wine glass. Tickets will also be sold at the event but pre-sales are encouraged to ensure that guests secure their wine tasting glass.
Proceeds from Bastille Bash support the Children’s Response Center. So join in the Bash and raise a glass to good health!
Chef + Garden Demo Line Up:
3:15-3:45 – Chef Cormac Mahoney, Madison Park Conservatory
3:45-4:30 – Growing French Herbs, by City People’s workshop leader Richard Greenberg
4:30-5 – Chef Jim Drohman, Le Pichet and Café Presse
5-5:45 – Creating a French Garden, by City People’s workshop leader Richard Greenberg
5:45-6:15 – Chef Jason Wilson, Crush
6:15-6:45 – Cedar Grove gardening and composting demonstration
6:45-7:15 – Chef John Platt, St. Cloud
Main Stage Entertainment Line Up:
2:30-3:30: Vin Voleur performs (band)
4:00-5:00: Heavenly Spies, Tori & Jonny, Tribellas perform (three separate dance acts)
5:00-6:00: Nu Klezmer Army performs (band)
6:00-7:00: Heavenly Spies, The Shanghai Pearl, Tribellas (three separate dance acts)
7:00-8:00: Jasmine Sage performs (band)
Marie Antoinette impersonator
Plein Air Paintres (live painting)
Bastille Bash food partners:
El Portal Coffee Roasters
Harbor Point Coffee
Jae’s Asian Bistro & Sushi
The Spoon Project
Kiona Vineyards & Winery
Walla Walla Vintners
William Church Winery
Mac & Jack’s Brewery
Thrive Art School – French inspired art workshops. Ages 5-9; $45. Register in advance on their website.
Genius, A Baby Academy – Free French themed activities for parents and kids.
Credits: Bastille Bash