Less than two weeks until our big bash! We hope you're as excited as we are.

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Like the artwork? The theme of our party is "Finally Legal," since the bar's turning 21 and that's the birthday almost everyone looks forward to. Joe the now-former bartender was drafted to create some fancy artwork for us, and the picture above is what he came up with. It's been modified into a fantastic t-shirt design, which we'll unveil soon.

On to the updates.

The street in front of the bar will close at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 14. We need time to get everything ready! The bar will still be open, of course, but you'll have to excuse us while we run around like crazy people.

The beer garden will open at 5 p.m. There will be a cover charge and you have to be 21 to enter the beer garden. You'll have to go through the beer garden to get inside the bar. We'll have beer service outside in the garden- with more staff than last year so hopefully the wait for a drink won't be quite so long.

Live music! We'll have three bands this year. Stomper, made up of our neighbors next door at Richard's Music Company, will be back this year to kick things off around 5 p.m.

At around 6:30, Katlyn Conroy and the Wild and Wooly will take the stage. For those of you who don't know, Katlyn is Peach's niece- the daughter of Peach's brother Patrick, who she bought the Sandbar from many years ago. Katlyn is also a very highly acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician. We're excited to have her play at our party- our way of keeping it in the family!

At 8 p.m., the Sandbar float dancers will entertain the crowd for a few minutes. Finally, our headline act Mark Valentine and the Ones will play all our favorite cover songs until midnight. 

This event is free and family-friendly. Kids are welcome to come dance in the street! No alcohol is allowed outside the beer garden. There will also be water, soda and food available for purchase. 

All of our neighbors have graciously given their support for this party. Please support their businesses, too!

It wouldn't be a Sandbar party without some extravagant surprises, so we won't reveal everything here. You'll just have to come out to our party and experience it all yourself!