Becky Beach of the Iowa Barnstormers and Brooks Reynolds of the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival joined us in the studio just after the 7:30 news this morning to announce the first ever Iowa Bacon Bowl! The Iowa Barnstormers will take on the Utah Blaze July 20th with the winner bringing home the bacon...the Iowa Bacon Bowl Trophy. The event kicks off at 3PM with an exclusive Iowa Bacon Bowl Tailgate Party where Barnstormer fans will receive a commemorative beer mug, one free beverage, live music and the opportunity to purchase bacon-inspired dishes from local restaurants. Tickets are $25 each and include a ticket to the game. They are available online at www.blueribbonbaconfestival.com. Season ticket holders can purchase tickets while supplies last, for $5 by calling the Barnstormers' office at 515-633-2255. Get your tickets before they're gone!
Renatta Bolen with the brand new Avenue of the Saints Amphitheater joined us in the studio just after 8:30 this morning. A new and unique concert/entertainment venue, it's located just south of Des Moines and is tucked away and surrounded by the rolling hills and wooded landscape between St. Charles & St. Mary's...just off I35. It can accommodate up to 18,000 guests. Get your tickets now for the Heroes & Saints Music Festival June 15-16. In the line-up...Richard Arndt, Vertical Horizon, Tonic, Sister Hazel, Better Than Ezra, Smash Mouth, Rebel Road, JT Hodges, LoCash Cowboys, Emerson Drive, Billy Ray Cyrus, Mark Wills and Diamond Rio! Tickets are $35 if you call 515-333-4628 or $50 by going to www.redtrucktickets.com. For more information, go to www.heroesandsaintsmusicfest.com.
Tomorrow morning, please join us at the "fishing hole"...the DMACC Lake in Ankeny. No fishing license is required...for adults or kids! The DNR and Scheels will have extra poles and bait for those that need it. Scheels will be handing out all sorts of "stuff" and the kids can register to win one of 10 $50 gift cards to Scheels! The DNR will be frying up fresh fish for everyone to try. Both the DNR and Scheels will bee available for fishing tips and more! It all happens 5-9AM tomorrow at the DMAAC Lake in Ankeny. We'll see you there!
We'll see you this afternoon at Learning RX, 3-6PM, 50th & Westown Parkway in West Des Moines (right across the street from Lowe's).