Trailside Tastings

Trailside Tastings

October 7, 2021 | 4-7 PM

$40 for members, $45 for nonmembers

Enjoy live music and food & drink samples from local producers while strolling the beautiful fall prairie.

Members enjoy a discounted ticket price (among other member benefits!). Not a member? Learn more about membership and all the benefits that come with it here. Join us and support our nonprofit mission today!

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Join us October 7, 2021 from 4-7 PM to enjoy live music and an evening stroll through the beautiful fall prairie.
Sampling stations will be tucked in along the way, featuring heavy appetizers from Blend Events and craft beverages from local producers including:

Tickets are $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Your ticket covers food, beverage samples and an Indian Creek Nature Center commemorative glass. Proceeds support environmental education and land restoration at Indian Creek Nature Center. Learn more about our mission to create a more sustainable future here.

Please drink responsibly. Ticket holders will be ID’d at the door & given a wristband to limit alcoholic beverages. Also note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events at Indian Creek Nature Center are subject to change. Weather permitting, this event is planned to be outdoors. Social distancing is strongly encouraged, and mask wearing is recommended when indoors or where distancing cannot be maintained. This event may be canceled or changed at any time due to city, county, state, and national public health recommendations, guidelines and proclamations.

Live music brought to you by Blake Shaw

Iowa City resident, double & electric bassist, vocalist, composer/arranger, and teacher Blake Shaw brings a wide variety of inspiration to the table. Being an ambitious and hungry bassist has helped him navigate through many different genres of music and work with a wide variety of artists. In his own project, The Blake Shaw Quintet, he not only showcases his original compositions but adds a mix of jazz-influenced arrangements that take swing music to another level. When Blake plays solo you can hear him grooving like Charlie Hunter playing bass notes and chords like a guitar. He’ll also use loop pedals to accompany his melodies stretching from R&B, rock, blues, pop, jazz, and more. With that and other effects pedals Blake creates an atmosphere leaving you wondering, “Is that really one person?” Yes, the answer is yes.

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