Dig local music and cute critters? Well then, go enjoy some rocking music and help support a good cause by heading out to Bisla’s Bar and Grill on Saturday, August 10th for the Whiskers and Whiskey Mini Fest.
The Whiskers and Whiskey Fest is a benefit for the Sisters Animal Sanctuary and all of the proceeds generated from the ticket sales will go directly to the no-kill foundation and the critters it cares for.
“The goal of Whiskers and Whiskey Mini Fest is to raise funds for Sisters Animal Sanctuary,” said Celia Coughlin, the organizer of the event. “Sisters Animal Sanctuary is a no-kill animal sanctuary, which means that any animal they rescue will not be put down if the animal is not adoptable. The sanctuary is a labor of love [and] faces the cost of food and litter every day, not to mention veterinary fees, medication or other needs for these animals. Donations and fundraisers help keep this no-kill animal sanctuary open.”
The concert will run from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm and will feature two local rock groups – In the Silence and Snow White Smile.
In the Silence was founded in 2007 and the group’s Facebook page describes its sound as “beautiful melodies, dark haunting atmospheres, poetic lyrics, and heavy guitars.”
Snow White Smile, a brand new rock/alternative/industrial hybrid group with influences ranging from Rob Zombie to Zeromancer, will be giving its debut performance.
In addition to some great music, there will be tons of items raffled off.
Regarding the raffle prizes guests can win, Coughlin said: “We’ve been so lucky to get some great items donated to the raffle. Jackson Galaxy from the Animal Planet show My Cat From Hell donated a signed copy of his book Cat Daddy and we also have tote bags and buttons donated from the internet sensation cat Lil Bub. Other raffle items include a Starbucks gift pack, cat quilt, gift certificates to Chicago Fire and Cuffs on J Street, a wine basket of Drew Barrymore Wines, tickets to the upcoming Vampire Ball at the Placer County Fair Grounds, a Trader Joe’s gift basket and a PC game pack including ‘American Pickers’, ‘Plants vs Zombies’ and ‘Batman’.”
Express Yourself Photo Booth will also be in attendance, donating two dollars from each photo sale to the Sisters Animal Sanctuary. A chalkboard backdrop will also be set up for attendees to shoot their own photos.
“We’re encouraging everyone to share their time at the Mini Fest,” Coughlin stated. “If successful, we may make this an annual event.”
Although the Mini Fest is designed to be fun, the mission of the event is still to raise money. Besides purchasing raffle tickets, donations will be accepted at the door, and the sanctuary is always in need of gift cards to places such as Home Depot, Target, and PetCo.
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