Bruegala 2019 will allow guests to enjoy great drinks and music all while supporting the community.

The charity beer and wine festival will celebrate their 20th anniversary at 6 p.m. to 11 Friday, Aug. 16 and from 2 p.m. to 8 Aug. 17 at the Corn Crib.

Over 100 beer samples and over 50 wines will be available at the festival. There will also be a variety of food vendors and music for Friday and Saturday. Bruegala features all Illinois-based breweries and is only for adults 21 and older.

Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door. Prices range from $1 to $30 depending on the ticket option. Tickets purchased at the door are all $20.

The festival is run by the Bloomington-Normal Jaycees. All money raised from the event goes directly towards local organizations in McLean County.

Friday will feature performances from Emilele, Clayton Shay, Hot Sauce Universe and Jared Grabb. On Saturday, Kyle Yapp, Jorden Street, Chris Clemens and Jack Dupp Dup will perform. When there’s not live entertainment, DJ Ryan Nolan will be keeping the party alive.

Pet Central Helps will bring their adoptable rescue dogs on to the baseball field for guests to visit. However, guests are not permitted to bring their own pets.

From 2 to 2:45 on Saturday, Hustle and Hops will give an opportunity for a fun workout. Local fitness trainer Sarah Lutterbie will lead the workout, which costs $5. All proceeds will be donated to charity.

ANDREA RICKER is Features Editor The Vidette. She can be contacted at Follower her on Twitter at @ricker_andrea    

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