By Sam Elliott
Two popular Fishers events are joining forces in an effort to promote enjoying some food and drinks while enjoying live music outdoors for a good cause.
The Fishers Rotary Club’s Fishers on Tap summer fundraiser returns Aug. 5 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Fishers Nickel Plate Amphitheater, including a collection of local craft breweries and restaurants with samples for guests.
“We’re hoping to have about 14 brewers, we’ll try to get a few more in, and we should have somewhere between 500 and 800 guests that night,” event co-chair Bill Jerrow said. “It’s roped off for our event because of the alcohol and age restriction, but it’s right there with the concert, too.”
The city’s AMP’D After Dark summer concert series has drawn record numbers to its shows this season, with Torn scheduled as the headliner beginning at 9 p.m. Aug. 5.
“The hope is that we’ll lift each others’ events up together and make it a little more fun and interesting and become kind of a special version of the concert series and our event as well,” Jerrow said. “We’re very grateful to the City of Fishers because they’re providing a lot of logistical support. We’re providing the labor and they’re allowing us to receive all those funds and do what we do, which is give them back to the community.”
The Fishers Rotary Club will use the funds raised through Fishers on Tap for its next cycle of donations to local charitable organizations.
“Our club has two donation cycles; one in the fall and one in the spring. The funds from this event will support the October donation cycle and then we’ve got our winter event in February to support the spring donation cycle,” Jerrow said. “We usually give away $10,000 per cycle.”
For more, or to purchase tickets — $40 general admission, $15 designated drivers and $15 wine tickets, to purchase wine by the glass — visit FishersonTap.com.