“Homegrown Ocho” is an all day celebration of the best food, drink and music in Rochester this Saturday, January 19 at Lovin’ Cup at Park Point in Henrietta.
The event starts at Noon and goes until 2:00 a.m. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door.
Leslie Zinck Ward of Lovin’ Cup and Geoff Dale of Three Heads Brewery discussed the day long celebration Tuesday during News 8 at Noon.
“The idea behind this event is to really celebrate what Rochester is all about,” said Zinck Ward. “We both grew up here. We’ve heard people talk smack about this town and we think that there’s a lot to offer, so we have an all day festival, basically celebrating the eateries, the breweries, the cideries, the wineries, the music and just all that makes Rochester great.”
This will be the eighth year for the celebration. “We’ve always gotten seven of the best bands in town and we have them start at Noon and they just go,” Dale said. “We have quick turnovers and we’re celebrating a lot of bluegrass this year. The two headliners are ‘The Honey Smugglers’ and ‘A Girl Named Genny.’ It’s just fun because we go through all different styles of music where it’s not just bluegrass. We have some world music. We have some funk. We have some rock & roll. Again, it’s everything that makes this city awesome.”
Dale said Three Heads Brewing will also unveil a special brew for the event. “We are releasing ‘The Ocho Gose,’ and it is basically a Gose that’s going to have all of the characteristics of a Margarita! So you’re going to have a beer and it is going to trick you and you’re going to think – oh wait, I’m having a Margarita! No, it’s a beer. And we only have a limited supply. We’re probably going to go through it all at Homegrown Ocho, so if you really want to try this beer, this is going to be the only place you can get it.”
The celebration will take place inside and outside of Lovin’ Cup. “We have very large patio and we tent the entire patio,” Zinck Ward said. “We heat it, so a lot of the tastings and all that go on out there, and then inside – obviously – if you want to take a break that’s where the music is going on. You can get something to eat and hit up the bar, although I think there’s going to be enough to eat and drink under the tent too!”
For tickets and more information about “Homegrown Ocho” visit LovinCup.com or ThreeHeadsBrewing.com.