Rock ‘N’ Brews: Upcoming concert and beer tasting event to benefit the local animal shelte

The Central Valley based country band Hired Gun is one of three bands performing for Selma Rock ‘N’ Brews.

A new event is set to make its debut —the Selma Rock ‘N’ Brews. The festival will feature various beer and wine for tasting as well as performances from three different local rock bands. “My husband and I had been to similar events in other areas and we wanted to have something similar held here,” said Lisa Franco, one of the event coordinators. “We also decided to have our event help the community in some way, so all proceeds from ‘Rock ‘n’ Brews’ will benefit the new Selma Animal Shelter.”

The Selma Animal Shelter’s new location is almost complete and Franco said the shelter is going to need all the help it can get to get started.

“Anything and every little bit will help,” Franco said. “They are going to need pet beds, blankets, tools and other supplies,” she said. “The money raised from the event can be utilized by the shelter for whatever it needs.”

Franco and her family were one of the first to adopt from the new shelter when it held its open house in June.

“We want this to be a community event,” she said. “We want it to not only be fun and exciting, but to help out in some way.”

The three featured bands for “Rock ‘N’ Brews” are Hired Gun, Zig Zag and South Bound with members of Gutterfish. Nonini Winery, local winery in Fresno, will be present with their line of wines. Miller and Coors are sponsors and will have a variety of their brands available. 

“We will also have some local microbrews on hand,” Franco said. “Blue Moon, Redd’s Apple Ale and more.”

Tickets cost $20 and include a commemorative glass and two drink tickets. Designated driver tickets are $10 and include a meal voucher. We Be Sober will also have drivers available at the event. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.tickettomato.com, at Coffee Lobby in Selma or at the door on the day of the event.

“We want people to come have fun, help out the shelter and also be safe,” Franco said.

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