The DevouGrass Music and Arts Festival may be a little more than a month away, but fans can support the cause starting Friday, August 21 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Covington’s Braxton Brewing Company during the tapping release party for DevouBrew, Braxton’s Golden Cream Ale, Storm, infused with cucumbers, lime, and mint. The refreshing, end-of-summer beer will be available in the taproom, while supplies last, until the DevouGrass Music and Arts Festival takes place in September. Braxton Brewing will donate $1 from the sale of every DevouBrew pint to the DevouGrass festival’s charities.
The DevouBrew tapping release party will be held at Braxton’s taproom located at 27 W 7th Strett in Covington. Local Bluegrass/Newgrass favorites Blue Caboose will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. and Sushi Cincinnati will be on hand from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. with $5 create-your-own sushi rolls.
The second annual DevouGrass Music and Arts Festival, presented by The Devou Good Project, will take place at Covington’s Devou Park Bandshell on Saturday, September 26 from noon-dusk. The family-friendly event will be free to attend and will feature music, artisan craft vendors, food trucks, bike races, and entertainment for kids of all ages. All proceeds will benefit Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky’s adolescent addiction treatment programs.
Big News! This is Happening!
Behringer-Crawford Museum Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for
Innovative NaturePlay@BCM Playspace
Media and Public Invited to the Celebration
(COVINGTON, KY) – At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2014, Behringer-Crawford Museum (BCM) in Covington, KY will break ground on an exciting project of regional interest. NaturePlay@BCM will be a child-friendly, back to nature playground designed to put children in touch with local history and heritage from paleo to pioneers in a fun, engaging setting. The playground is a collaboration between BCM and the Devou Good Project, a Covington nonprofit whose mission is to help other nonprofits bring their ideas to fruition.
Behringer-Crawford Museum, located in Devou Park, is a unique setting for interactive learning where visitors can travel through 450 million years of our region’s history along Rivers, Roads, Rails and Runways. NaturePlay@BCM brings these concepts into an outdoor, nature-oriented playspace. Designed by POD Design and to be built by Triton Services, Inc., NaturePlay@BCM is a gated and completely inclusive area where kids can run free, dig in the dirt, get to know the natural world, and at the same time, be exposed to and gain an understanding of the region’s prehistory and pioneer settlements of Greater Cincinnati. Pathways and major play features are wheelchair accessible. All children will be able to swing on an accessible zip (cruise) line, “row” a flatboat, explore cave-like niches, and discover the wonders of nature, allowing for truly inclusive play. Its location in Covington, KY places NaturePlay@BCM in the heart of the Greater Cincinnati Area, easily accessible to local school districts and families, with educational programming being designed specifically for both groups.
Laurie Risch, Executive Director of BCM says “NaturePlay@BCM combines natural exploration with cultural discoveries – a fantastic and safe place for kids to play and learn. We are so excited to bring this play area to Northern Kentucky and look forward to welcoming the community to explore next summer.”
NaturePlay@BCM is slated to open to the public in June 2016. Visit www.natureplaybcm.org for more information.