Bite Night '19 is set for March 16 at the Holiday Inn ballroom. There will be live music, food and wine/spirits/beer sampling, a silent auction, raffles & door prizes. Get your tickets today! Here's a look back at last year's event.Posted by Sweetwater County Concert Association on Friday, February 22, 2019
The Sweetwater County Concert Association’s 23rd annual Bite Night Food and Beverage Show is set for Saturday, March 16, from 6 – 9pm at the Holiday Inn Ballroom.
This event will provide entertainment by Affirmation and DQYDJ. Affirmation features Jason Deher on guitar, Joe Barbuto on keyboard, Dave Jensen on bass, and Michael Weiss on drums. DQYDJ (Don’t Quit Your Day Job) is a vocal ensemble consisting of Marlys Cicsar, Jill Carpenter, Mike Curtis and Bill Hoyt.
Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Bernadine Craft.
There will be a variety of options for attendees to enjoy, including more than 25 food vendors that will provide tastings, or “bites”, of their selected specialty items and more than a dozen vendors of wines, spirits and/or microbrews who will be providing samplings. Soft drinks and coffee will also be available.
Numerous local merchants and artists donated a variety of items for the silent auction and for special raffles. Gift baskets, professional services, and gift certificates from area restaurants and merchants are a few items to be showcased during the event. Art pieces donated by local artists include handmade jewelry, original woodworking, photography, paintings, pottery, ceramic and glass creations and hand sewn quilts, blankets and other items. In addition to the silent auction, there will be raffles running throughout the evening and door prizes for attendees.
A 50/50 raffle will also be held with the winner receiving half of the proceeds. Tickets are $10 each and are available now to be purchased online. The winner will be announced at Bite Night ’19 and does not have to be present to win.
About Bite Night
The Bite Night Food and Beverage Show is an annual fundraiser for the Sweetwater County Concert Association and assists them in providing top quality professional entertainment at minimal cost. They have been a part of Sweetwater County’s cultural scene for over 75 years.
As the price of booking professional artists continues to escalate, the Concert Association depends increasingly upon events such as Bite Night; the Association remains committed to not raising ticket prices if at all possible.
Proceeds from Bite Night also help to fund their local scholarship program. This program benefits local music students needing financial assistance for items such as instrument rental, appropriate concert attire or travel expenses.
The Sweetwater County Concert Association is a nonprofit organization affiliated with
Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Educational Services (SBOCES) and is also sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation and local donors. The Concert Association is run by local volunteers and has no paid staff. Their artists are booked through Allied Concert Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Over the years, SCCA has sponsored a wide variety of performing arts events, including the Shanghai Acrobats, Dallas Brass, New York Theater Ballet, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Leon Williams, Vienna Boys Choir, Ronnie Kole, Jack Daniels Silver Cornet Band, John Davidson and A Modern Tribute to ABBA. Their most recent concert featured Suzanne O. Davis’ show “Tapestry – A Carole King Songbook” at Rock Springs High School in January.
Many of the touring artists provide assemblies, programs and master classes for students in both school districts and at Western Wyoming Community College in addition to their evening concert.
The final concert for the current season will be 7th Ave, a group of vocalists brought together in 2016 by Chris Rupp, the founder of Home Free. 7th Ave will perform on March 26 at the Broadway Theater.
The 2019-2020 concert series will feature these performances:
- Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
- Double Double Duo – Clarinet/Piano and Digital Accordion/Piano
- Tony DeSare – I Love A Piano
- Sundae and Mr. Goessl – premier vintage jazz
The Sweetwater County Concert Association frequently partners with SBOCES and WWCC in providing educational opportunities to area students. The Association also has reciprocity with the Cheyenne and Craig, Colorado associations. SCCA season tickets are valid at any concert association performances in those two communities. SCCA members may also attend any performance of the Desert Dance Theatre at WWCC as part of the season.
Tickets for all concerts and events are available at the Rock Springs and Green River Chambers of Commerce and online.