Tickets are officially on sale for the fifth annual Sound Bites, an outdoor food and music festival benefitting the vital work of DC Central Kitchen. Presented by Groupon, Sound Bites will be held on May 4, 2014 at a new, larger location – the Ronal Reagan Building’s Woodrow Wilson Plaza. Guests will sample food and drinks from 25 of the DC area’s top restaurants, artisans and mixologists, with music from local bands and DJs. Tickets are $65 and include food, cocktails, beer, music and access to the bar battle, and can be purchased at www.soundbitesdc.org
A ‘Mixologist Madness Competition’, hosted by ABC7 and NewsChannel 8 reporter Scott Thuman and Tommy McFly, fellow ABC7 reporter and host of the Tommy Show on 94.7 Fresh FM, will star local mixologists whose cocktails will be judged by a panel of experts. Details of the competition will be announced soon. Guests will enjoy music from up and coming artists, including blues, rock and funk inspired Billy Thompson, brass band Gypsy-style tunes from DC’s own Black Masala, beats from DJ Harry Hotter, and punk hip hop from Ingleside Collective, featuring members of Fugazi and Delegation Music.
Confirmed bars, restaurants and artisans include &Pizza, Acre 121, Bar Pilar, Black Jack, Bloomery SweetShine, Capital Komboucha, DC Central Kitchen, Dolci Gelati, Don Ciccio & Figli, Dyvine BBQ, Farmers Fishers Bakers, Founding Farmers, Gordon Biersch, The Hamilton, Hank’s Oyster Bar, Indique, Jaleo, La Colombe Coffee, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace, Republic, Roofers Union, Red Bull and Rappahannock River Oysters.