To all the true-blue locals who live through all three seasons – snow, sun and mud – without bailing, it’s time to let your hair down. Loaded Joe’s is throwing it’s third end-of-season bash, complete with free barbecue from Foods of Vail and five free kegs of Fat Tire as long as they last.”This party is always enormous – it’s an insane bash,” says Loaded Joe’s owner and party-meister Kent Beidel. “If you see some of the pictures from last year, there’s close to 500 people, and it’ll be the same this year. We want everyone to have a sweet time, relax and chill out all day on the deck.”
Ali Shoaga, Mike Mather and DJ Evangelistic will provide live music as a backing to the barbecuing and beery good times. Beidel says that this party is specifically geared as a gigantic ‘thank you’ to the locals who stay and support local businesses throughout the year.”We do it in the off-season on purpose,” he says. “It’s all about appreciation. It’s that once-a-year-party that rocks for locals, especially. We’re happy to throw it each year and have Fat Tire on tap for free as long as it lasts.”The third Donkey Chug party begins at 2 p.m and continues into the evening. Everyone is welcome to the bash, but non-locals should be prepared for some gentle ribbing.”Mike Mather is a longtime, hardcore local with some really entertaining songs,” Beidel says. “Sometimes he even rips on the tourists.”
For more information, visit http://www.loadedjoes.com or call 970-748-1480.
Arts & Entertainment writer Ted Alvarez can be reached at 748-2939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado