When does an annual event reach the point of becoming a tradition? Is it five years or even 10? I honestly have no idea what the answer to that question is. With this in mind, it seems like the folks …
When does an annual event reach the point of becoming a tradition? Is it five years or even 10? I honestly have no idea what the answer to that question is. With this in mind, it seems like the folks at the Proclamation Ale Company on 298 Kilvert Street in Warwick are approaching the cusp of this transition. For the third year in a row, Daveapalooza will be taking place at the brewery on June 24 to celebrate the life and legacy of co-founder Dave Witham, who passed away on Christmas Day back in 2020 after battling cancer. The festivities will be going on from 12-6pm with a lot to offer. This includes kickass bands, a variety of food trucks, skateboarding and of course craft beer.
Even if you didn’t know Witham, there are more than enough reasons to show up and enjoy yourself. As someone who attended last year, imagine a giant block party that’s both indoors and outdoors with endless things to be entertained by.
“It’s that time again! We're coming up quickly on our third annual Daveapalooza,” says Witham’s wife Lori, who is Proclamation’s owner and creative director. “Help us celebrate our founder Dave Witham’s life and the brewery he created that changed the landscape of the Rhode Island beer scene. As always, we are partnering with Civil and Highroller Lobster Co, for a day of skateboarding, lobster rolls, live music, food trucks, beer collaborations, slushies, and epic vibes.”
When it comes to the food trucks that’ll be selling scrumptious grub, the tastes and styles are wide-ranging. Anyone craving a lobster roll for the summer should check out the Highroller Lobster Company who are coming down from Portland, Maine. Those who are looking for something a bit different are bound to enjoy the unique options from Ming’s Asian Street Food. If you’re the type who likes to keep things simple, then a classic hot dog from Saugy is ideal. At an event like this, there’s no reason to not skip dessert and Big Feeling Ice Cream & Sorbet will be on the premises to fulfill that particular need.
The live music portion of Daveapalooza is going to be absolutely stacked with Providence via Boston rock & rollers Salem Wolves, Newport surf rock shredders The Z-Boys and local roadhouse rock act The Day Drinkers performing. Stone Path Malt, Fresh Mode Screen Printing, Bristol County Savings Bank and Flexible Pack are going to be sponsoring the event as well. It’s obviously 21 plus to drink, but people under the age of 21 can get in for free with an effort to have a family-friendly vibe being very apparent. For details pertaining to tickets and everything else, log on to Proclamation’s website at proclamationaleco.com. Along with it being a celebration of the positive effect Witham had on others, it’s also a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon.