Thursday, July 29, 2010

Press Release Thursday - CRACKLE - Fire and Froth at Olbrich Gardens

***Disclaimer: Mrs. MBR is on the Board at Olbrich***

Three huge bonfires, awesome music, Food Fight food, and Wisconsin craft beer?

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CRACKLE – Fire & Froth
at Olbrich Botanical Gardens
October 22 7 – 10 p.m.

Sharon Cybart, Manager of Marketing & Public Relations

Olbrich is pleased to introduce CRACKLE – Fire & Froth, an exciting new event at the Gardens! Watch flames from bonfires dance on the Great Lawn and savor a variety of frothy Wisconsin brews. Move to the bluesy tunes of the Cash Box Kings, a local up-and-coming band dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940s and 1950s post-war blues sound. CRACKLE will be on October 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to spread out and enjoy the party!

Tempt your taste buds with delectable edibles perfect for a crisp fall evening provided by Food Fight Restaurants: Johnny Delmonico’s, Bluephies, and Market Street Diner. Appetizers, entrees, and desserts won’t disappoint – pick up a snack or make it an entire meal! Hot chocolate, coffee, and hot apple cider will also be available. Food and beverages are an additional cost above ticket price. Cash and check are preferred, credit cards will be accepted. All food and drink will be served in eco-friendly disposable containers. No carry-in food allowed.

Tickets go on sale August 1. Tickets are $15 for Olbrich members, $20 for the general public, and $10 for designated drivers. A limited number of pre-sale tickets are available. CRACKLE is a rain-or-shine event, but will relocate inside in case of inclement weather. Additional tickets may be sold the day of the event, weather permitting. Must be 21 years old to attend. Call 608-246-4550 to order tickets by credit card, or purchase them at Olbrich Botanical Gardens from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. All proceeds benefit the Gardens.

For more information call 608-246-4550. Olbrich Botanical Gardens is located in Madison, Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Monona at 3330 Atwood Avenue. Visit Olbrich's website at

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Olbrich Botanical Gardens is owned and operated by the City of Madison Parks Division in partnership with the Olbrich Botanical Society.

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