PAWTUCKET - On Wednesday, Dec. 29, Narragansett Beer President Mark Hellendrung, along with other company officials, will celebrate with their "neighbors" the company's 120th anniversary with a "Blow-out Bash" at The Met, 1005 Main St.
The Hope Artiste Village event will be the next in a series of celebrations at historic restaurants and taverns across the state for a company originally founded in Cranston. The doors will open at 7 p.m., with a concert featuring several area bands beginning at 8 p.m.
Admission ducats are $10 per person, and may be purchased online at www.narragansettbeer.com , at The Met box office, or at the door the day of the event. A portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the local arts.
Performers will include Steve Smith & The Nakeds, Sharks Come Cruisin', The 'Mericans, The Tower and The Fool, and Michelle Lewis. Also on hand will be the Narragansett Team, popular former New England Patriot Troy Brown, mascots "Clammy" and "Tallboy" and the famous 'Gansett Girls, who will be available for personal photos and to autograph their official 2011 pin-up calendar.
Patrons will have the chance to enter a raffle to win free calendars or Narragansett beer for a year. The first 120 people through the doors on Dec. 29 will receive either a free beer or 'Gansett gear.
A New England tradition, the award-winning family of Narragansett lagers and ales is known for its classic, no-frills approach. Narragansett Beer is made at a top-rated brewery in Rochester, N.Y., while craft brews are produced in Providence and Pawcatuck, Conn.