Platinum-selling classic rock and funk band War, disco revival act Satin Love Orchestra and Washington-based progressive roots rock band Cody Beebe and The Crooks have been announced as the Friday, Saturday and Sunday headliners respectively at the revamped Bite and Brew of Salem happening on July 27-29 at Riverfront Park in downtown Salem.
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, with the headliners scheduled to begin at 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday. A full list of the performers and a complete schedule can be found at TheBiteofSalem.com.
There will be a $4 cover after 5 p.m., but donations will be accepted until that time. All-day all-ride wristbands are $25, and tickets are 50 cents (rides cost more than one ticket).
Festival coordinator Tom Fohn says the Bite and Brew has a few changes and additions from years past, including a new layout with the Willamette River behind the main stage, a brewers’ village with a focus on local microbreweries, an Olympic tent with TVs showing the games, and live music and dancing in the evening.
“People won’t have to make a choice about staying home and watching the Olympics, or coming down and watching War,” added Fohn.
Some of the local breweries that will be represented include Gilgamesh Brewing, Pale Horse Brewing, Oakshire Brewing, Fire Mountain Brewing, Seven Brides Brewing, Wandering Aengus, Ciderworks, and Santiam Brewing. There will be 20 local “handles” as well as domestic standards.
Local restaurant Adam’s Rib will host the “Goliath Challenge” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, with contestants racing to finish a two-pound burger and a pound of french fries. The winner claims half the pot and a t-shirt.