Madison Valley to Host Second Annual “Bastille Bash” on July 13th

Madison Valley will host their second annual “Bastille Bash” on Saturday, July 13 from 3-8 p.m. Festivities will take place up and down East Madison Street from 27th to 30th Avenues. Guests will enjoy Bastille Day celebrations, indulge in French inspired food from Madison Valley restaurants, taste sips from Northwest wineries, breweries and distilleries, be entertained by live music, street performers and live chef and gardening demos, and kids activities, all presented by Madison Valley businesses. 

Highlights include: Spirits Garden in Rover’s courtyard, eight live music and dance acts, bites and sips from more than 30 food and beverage partners, a chef demo stage featuring Cormac Mahoney, Jason Wilson, Jim Drohman and John Platt and the chance to win a weekend in Paris by France Homestyle.

Tickets: The event is free to attend and tickets for food and beverages are on sale now at Food is priced at $2.50, $5.00, $7.50 per bite and tickets can be purchased in $10 increments. The Wine Passport includes tastings of wine, beer and spirits from each of the purveyors for $20 per person, including your own wine glass. Tickets will also be sold at the event but pre-sales are encouraged to ensure that guests secure their wine tasting glass.

Beneficiary: Proceeds from Bastille Bash support the Children’s Response Center

Chef + Garden Demo Line Up:
3:15-3:45 – Chef Cormac Mahoney, Madison Park Conservatory
3:45-4:30 – Growing French Herbs, by City People’s workshop leader Richard Greenberg
4:30-5 – Chef Jim Drohman, Le Pichet and Café Presse
5-5:45 – Creating a French Garden, by City People’s workshop leader Richard Greenberg
5:45-6:15 – Chef Jason Wilson, Crush
6:15-6:45 – Cedar Grove gardening and composting demonstration
6:45-7:15 – Chef John Platt, St. Cloud

Main Stage Entertainment Line Up:
2:30-3:30: Vin Voleur performs (band)
4:00-5:00: Heavenly Spies, Tori & Jonny, Tribellas perform (three separate dance acts)
5:00-6:00: Nu Klezmer Army performs (band)
6:00-7:00: Heavenly Spies, The Shanghai Pearl, Tribellas (three separate dance acts)
7:00-8:00: Jasmine Sage performs (band)

Street Entertainers:
Stilt walkers
Marie Antoinette impersonator
Accordion player
Plein Air Paintres (live painting)

Bastille Bash food partners:
Cafe Flora
Dry Soda
El Portal Coffee Roasters
Essential Baking
Harbor Point Coffee
Harvest Vine
Ines Patisserie
Jae’s Asian Bistro & Sushi
Northwest Catering
Remedy Tea
Seattle Salads
The Spoon Project
Voila! Bistrot

Balboa Winery
Beresan Winery
Facelli Winery
Forgeron Cellars
Hestia Cellars
Kiona Vineyards & Winery
OS Winery
Patterson Cellars
Pomum Cellars
Swiftwater Cellars
Walla Walla Vintners
William Church Winery

Fremont Brewing
Mac & Jack’s Brewery
Ninkasi Brewing

BroVo Spirits
Sidetrack Distillery

Thrive Art School – French inspired art workshops. Ages 5-9; $45. Register in advance on their website.
Genius, A Baby Academy – Free French themed activities for parents and kids.

Written by Charles Koh

Founded EatSeattle, and has continued to use his expertise as editor-in-chief to guide the website’s growth over the last five years. Koh’s experience focuses on digital marketing and social media, and has been a part of several companies, some of which he created, specializing in both areas over the course of his career. Koh was previously with Google and Zagat where he helped expand and grow communities worldwide.

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