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Prepare for the biggest tailgate this fall with 97.1 The Fan and Columbus Car Audio‘s FOOTBALL, BOURBON & BREW presented by Local Waste Services and The Basement Doctor on Saturday, September 17th at Express Live! The day will feature craft beer and bourbon tastings, autograph sessions, live broadcasts of 97.1 The Fan’s Pre-Game and Tailgate Shows, food trucks, Scoonie Penn’s “Cornhole 4 Cancer” tournament and so much more. Benefiting the 2nd & 7 Foundation.
-Craft beer tastings brought to you by Giant Eagle featuring multiple tastings from the following brands: Blue Moon Brewing Company, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, New Belgium Brewing Company, Columbus Brewing Company, Four String Brewing Company, Oskar Blues Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing, SweetWater Brewing Company, Harpoon Brewing Company, Rivertown Brewing Company
-Bourbon tastings featuring Mill Street Bourbon and Wunderbarrell Bourbon Aged Beer from Mill Street Distillery, Stillwrights Straight Bourbon Whiskey, OYO Michelone Reserve Bourbon from Middlewest Spirits, Townbranch Bourbon and Bourbon Barrel Ale from Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co., Russell’s Reserve 10 yr. old Bourbon, Russell’s Reserve 6 yr. old Rye Bourbon, Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Bourbon, Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel Rye from Wild Turkey Distilling Co., Calumet Bourbon and Lexington Bourbon from Western Spirits, Ginger/Mint Sake/Whiskey and Honey/Wasabi Sake/Whiskey from Karate Cowboy
-Football all day and night sponsored by Signature Cabinetry
-97.1 The Fan Pre-Game and Tailgate Shows live on site with Bobby Carpenter, Beanie Wells, Anthony Rothman, Tim Hall, Matt Hayes and more before the big game!
-FREE athlete autograph signings all day long, brought to you by Eldorado Scioto Downs inside the A&R Bar: Ryan Miller and Anthony Schlegel from 1-2 p.m., Greg Oden from 2-3 p.m., Bobby Carpenter from 3-4 p.m., Simon Fraser from 5-6 p.m., Beanie Wells from 6-7 p.m. (more to be announced soon!)
-Scoonie Penn’s “Cornhole 4 Cancer” cornhole tournament taking place all day, benefiting the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer! Winner takes home $1,000 and someone gets a cruise! For details and to register your team, visit www.buckeyecornhole4cancer.com
-Fun activities all day long including the Skyline Chili “Drills, Skills and Thrills Zone” – test your skills against our athletes and win great prizes!
11 a.m. – DOORS OPEN
11:30 a.m. – FOOD TRUCKS START SERVICE
12 P.M. – SCOONIE PENN’S CORNHOLE 4 CANCER TOURNAMENT BEGINS
1 P.M. – BEER TASTINGS, BOURBON TASTINGS, AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS BEGIN
2 P.M. – 97.1 THE FAN PRE-GAME SHOW LIVE
4 P.M. – 97.1 THE FAN TAILGATE SHOW LIVE
6:30 P.M. – YOUR CHANCE TO WIN INCREDIBLE PRIZES FROM ELDORADO SCIOTO DOWNS TRIVIA GAME LIVE ON STAGE
7:30 P.M. – KICKOFF OF THE BIG GAME!
$5 – General Admission
$10 – Designated Drive admission includes unlimited Pepsi products and water
$30 – Beer Tasting Ticket
$45 – Bourbon Tasting Ticket
$60 – Combo Beer and Bourbon Tasting Ticket
*Please note: if you purchase via the Express Live box office or ticket kiosk, fees are reduced!
Details on how you can get FREE tickets via our upcoming Ticket Stops!
Monday, September 12: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Skyline Chili, 3693 Fishinger Blvd, Hilliard, OH 43026
Monday, September 12: 5-7 p.m. at Giant Eagle Market District, 2250 East Main St., Bexley, OH 43209
Tuesday, September 13: 3-5 p.m. at The Basement Doctor, 7369 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Wednesday, September 14: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Skyline Chili, 2995 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
Wednesday, September 14: 3-5 p.m. at The Basement Doctor, 7369 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Thursday, September 15: 5-7 p.m. at Giant Eagle Market District, 840 West 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH 43212
Friday, September 16: 5-7 p.m. at Columbus Car Audio & Accessories, 2975A Morse Road, Columbus, OH 43231
Proceeds from this event will benefit the 2nd & 7 Foundation. The 2nd & 7 Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Columbus, Ohio. Three former Ohio State university football players, Luke Fickell, Ryan Miller and Mike Vrabel, started the foundation in 1999. Inspired by their involvement in various community outreach programs as student athletes, they decided to continue making a difference by promoting literacy and providing positive role models for children in Central Ohio.