McGuckin Hardware and the Dairy Center for the Arts to Host BBQ, Blues and Brews Event on Father’s Day 2014

McGuckin Hardware and the Dairy Center for the Arts, two celebrated Boulder institutions, will team up to benefit the Dairy’s “Taste of Art” celebration with grilled food samples, blues bands and a beer garden.

Boulder, CO –June 6, 2014—McGuckin Hardware and the Dairy Center for the Arts are long-standing Boulder establishments known for their dedication to the community and for inspiring creativity.  The two icons are joining forces at the Village Shopping Center’s west side on Father’s Day from noon to 5pm for a “Barbecue, Blues and Brews” event, featuring five barbecue manufacturers grilling up samples, live blues music and a selection of craft beer pours.

“We couldn’t imagine a better way to conclude our celebration of food than a Father’s Day barbecue event at one of dad’s favorite places, McGuckin Hardware,” said Bill Obermeier, executive director of the Dairy Center for the Arts.

Leading grill manufacturers, such as the Big Green Egg, Fornetto Wood Fired Ovens, Saber, Traeger and Weber will all have their products on site and in action, exhibiting barbecue as an art form that people can taste, including samples from Boulder Sausage.

“The art of barbecue, complemented by great blues music and local brews is going to be something special for Boulder,” Obermeier said.

“It’s great thing, an opportunity to highlight the features of the grills, and having five of our barbecue lines supporting the event and working to benefit the Dairy Center for the Arts and Colorado Blues Society on Father’s Day is a great attraction,” said Mark Murnan, the buyer for McGuckin Hardware’s outdoor living department.

The Colorado Blues Society, a non-profit organization committed to galvanizing awareness and appreciation of blues music as an art form, will organize a lineup of blues performances.

Among the performances will be Westword magazine’s 2013 Best Blues Jam winner the Jack Hadley Band, featuring Denver music veteran and bluesman Jack Hadley, who has recorded with Charlie Musslewhite and Otis Taylor.

Boulder Beer, Oskar Blues, and New Belgium beers will be featured in the “Brew Garden.”

“Really, what’s better than blues, brews and barbecue?” Murnan said.

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About Dairy Center for the Arts

Since 1987, when a group of artists got permission from Sinton to repurpose the historic former dairy plant into a platform for creativity, the Dairy Center for the Arts has been a unique locale for performances, special events, gallery exhibitions, films and lectures.   In 2000, the city of Boulder bought the plant and leased the space to the Dairy Center for $1 per year, so that it could be used for local artists to explore their creativity and showcase their work. The Center also produces many diverse presentations and productions, and is home to 11 arts organization offices.

About McGuckin Hardware

McGuckin Hardware is an independent, family-owned hardware store in Boulder, Colorado, employing an average of 285 people and stocking over 200,000 items in 18 departments. The store, founded in 1955, is based on product selection and customer service, and is known to be friendly to leashed dogs, DIY projects, entrepreneurs and the emerging Maker culture. It is referred to as the largest independent hardware store in the United States.