The music headliner for this year’s Town of Lyons Parks & Rec fundraiser is Dirty Dozen Brass Band, a New Orleans-based brass band that revolutionized the New Orleans brass band style by incorporating funk and bebop. The group has been a vital influencer on the majority of brass bands.
The Burning Can (notjusta) beer fest will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $45 and include unlimited four-ounce samples, entry into the Lyons Outdoor Games, and live music. VIP tickets are $60 and include a souvenir drinking glass, entry to the beer fest at 3 p.m. and a VIP badge. For a list of the 60+ breweries, more information, and a link to purchase tickets visit www.burningcan.com.
Lyons Outdoor Games features participant and spectator sport competitions including The Beer Relay, a team-trail running and beer-drinking event. This four-hour competition is run in teams of two or four. Runners will complete as many 5K laps as possible within the four-hour time period. If they choose to drink an Oskar Blues beer prior to their lap, they get two-minutes deducted from their lap time. The team with the most laps wins.
Those who’d rather spectate than participate can watch world-class athletes competing in both open and professional competitions. The day’s line-up includes Outlaws of Dirt BMX/Dirt Jump competitions, the class IV+ Adam Barron Memorial Creek Race, the Freestyle Kayaking Competition, and Slalom Kayak Competition. Watch legendary mountain bike freeriding and trials rider, Jeff Lenosky, perform jaw-dropping, not-to-be-missed demos. Lenosky is a three-time National Champion and World Record Holder for the highest bunny hop on a mountain bike (45.5 inches). In addition there will also be an Open Cornhole Tournament and slackline demos with Slackline Industries.
This Burning Can (notjusta) Beer Fest raises money for Can’d Aid Foundation while collaborating with the Lyons Outdoor Games to raise funds for the Town of Lyons Parks & Rec department. The CAN’d Aid Foundation is all about diggin’ in and makin’ a difference with their “do-goodery” program areas: Towns, Tunes, Treads + Trails, and Love Yur Mama. The two-year-old public charity has raised nearly $2 million and has recently provided disaster relief assistance to South Carolina, North Texas and Flint, MI with fresh drinking water and rebuilding efforts through its “Towns” program. Look for additional events highlighting Can’d Aid Foundation’s community do-goodery to surround their April events, including bike builds & giveaways and free music workshops and instrument donations.
Camping will available on Saturday night in Bohn Park. Camping spaces are currently being sold through the Lyons Outdoor Games website.