We've talked about it for months, and now it's less than a month away- our 20th birthday bash!

The party is Saturday, August 1.  The city commission granted our request to close 8th Street in front of The Sandbar- between Massachusetts and New Hampshire streets- beginning at 5 pm. The show starts at 8 pm.

Mark Valentine and the Number Ones will perform a live concert featuring our favorite jukebox and parade float songs. We'll also have dancing showgirls, mystery guests, and the KU Bar Band, which started at The Sandbar.  And, our favorite pirate will host the entire event!

We are working on a photo slide show of memories from the past 20 years. If you have pictures to contribute, please email them to us at sandbar(at)thesandbar(dot)com.  The slideshow will be played inside the bar and also projected onto a giant screen outside for everyone to see.

This event is free and open to the public. It's a family friendly event- we know many of our friends, staff, and customers have kids and you're welcome to bring them! No alcohol will be allowed in the street, but we will extend our patio area with a special beer garden just for the evening.  Bottled water, soda, and food will be available for purchase.

You're encouraged to dress up as a Parrothead, your favorite sea creature, or in your favorite costume from one of our parade floats.

Please also support our neighbors, who were all excited and supportive of this event:
Eighth Street Tap Room
Richard's Music Company
Henry's on Eighth
Sunflower Outdoor and Bike
Central National Bank
Static Hair Salon
The Mirth
Magic Carpet Traveler

We are excited about this celebration and hope you can join us!

If you're on Facebook, you can RSVP to the event. Pass it on to your friends!

Updated Information 7/27/09

The street party is free and open to the public.

There will be a $5 cover charge to enter The Sandbar and/or the beer garden in front of the bar. You must be 21 to enter these areas. You'll get a wristband which will allow you to re-enter the bar/beer garden without having to pay again.

Please be kind to our door staff so they don't get stressed out! We want them to have fun too!