Musicians join Brewers to Support COMPAS & Creativity

Fundraiser features arts, craft beer & spirit tasting, live music and food trucks

Saint Paul, MN (April 17, 2015) – COMPAS announces that on May 2, 2015, at its Arts & Crafts event, favorite local bands Communist Daughter and The Jack Brass Band will join with local craft brewers and distillers to support the arts and creativity.

Craft beer and spirit tastings, food trucks, and a beer-label design contest, are all part of the event at Uppercut Boxing Gym. Communist Daughter’s folk rock/indie pop sound and The Jack Brass Band’s New Orleans sound round out the event with sets by both bands.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will increase access to creative opportunities for children and youth throughout Minnesota.

As of April 6, participating brewers and distillers included 612 Brew; Brau Brothers Brewing Company; Fair State Brewing Cooperative; Northgate Brewing; Sociable Cider Werks; Summit Brewing Company; Tin Whiskers Brewing Company; and Wander North Distillery.

Tickets are available for purchase at

The main event runs from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $40 each and feature beer, spirits and apple cider tasting; live music and arts. Special VIP tickets are available for $75. In addition to the main event, VIP ticket holders have access to a special tasting session from 3:00 to 4:00 featuring tastings not available during the main session; complimentary snacks; and live music. Food trucks are available throughout the event.

The event takes place at Uppercut Boxing Gym, 1324 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

COMPAS inspires Minnesotans to develop their creative selves; take risks; try something new; learn and grow. The staff and 100+ artists on its roster are experienced innovators in creative, art-filled learning and have been cited for excellence by the Presidential Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the MN Dept of Education, the NEA and others. Programs are held at schools, libraries, hospitals, shelters and other community centers. Artists hail from over 40 different cultural backgrounds and engage people in award-winning art-creation experiences in a variety of literary, musical, visual and performing art genres.



Joan Linck
COMPAS Marketing and Development Manager
75 Fifth Street West, Suite 304
Saint Paul, MN 55102