Bees need you to rock out, drink beer at Polli-NATION

Rouge Valley

Rouge Valley

As the long summer days give way to autumn, outdoor concerts come to a gradual halt. But there's still a chance to catch the last rays of sunshine and music on Sunday, September 13 at Polli-NATION. The event, presented by nonprofit conservation Pollinator Friendly Alliance, will be celebrating the many kick-ass things about natural pollinators and will feature live music from local favorites Rogue Valley, Jillian Rae, and Firefly at Stillwater's Lift Bridge Brewery. 

All proceeds will benefit PFA, which aims to protect and restore pollinators — bees, birds, butterflies, and other essential creatures that are currently under threat — for the benefit of the environment and the food supply.

Lift Bridge Brewery will release a limited edition honey brew made with bare honey brewed especially for Polli-NATION; attendees can also taste and vote on their favorite local honey in the honey throwdown. There will also be opportunities to win romantic Stillwater getaway packages, plus beer tasting at Lift Bridge Brewhouse. The event will offer sustainable/organic food from:

  • Anchor Fish and Chips Shop

  • L'Etoile Du Nord Waffle Truck


  • Red Table Meat Company

  • The Lone Grazer Creamery

  • Great Harvest Bakery

  • Kowalskis Market
"It blows my mind how we as citizens can make a difference on a grassroots level when we care," Co-president of PFA Laurie Schneider shares in an email. "Concerned citizens, community groups, musicians, artists, performers, beekeepers, pollinator advocates, beer lovers, foodies from around the Twin Cities ... we are a Polli–NATION! We protect and restore pollinators — like bees — to improve the environment and sustain the food supply. This party just keeps getting more and more interesting as new talent joins the hive. From John Munson of the New Standards to [Stillwater] mayor and butterfly champion Ted Kozlowski. We’re using the power of art and community to bring about change, and why not have a super spectacular time while we’re at it."

Tickets for Polli-NATION, featuring performances from Rogue Valley, Jillian Rae, and Firefly at the Lift Bridge Brewery at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2015 can by purchased here. 18+. $12 general admission adv.; $16 general admission door; $35 Pollinator Champion.