SCCF Beer in the Bushes - Fund Raiser
LAST UPDATED: 17 April 2024

Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation presents "Beer in the Bushes" fundraiser. This is a Craft Beer Tasting with Great Sunset, Live Music, Dancing and Beer Food. This "fun-raiser" is a great time for all guests. The attire is casual the music is outstanding, and the microbrews are fabulous. Beer in the Bushes is possibly the most fun you will have at any Island Fundraising Event (yes, as an SCCF Past Board Member, Mary Ellen is biased). Under the stars at the Nature Center, guest enjoys all sorts of fun. Microbrews from all over are there for you to sample and often a vote for your favorite can be cast. Each ticket also comes with Trucks Bucks to be spent on a variety of food trucks that offer several different delicious options. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes so you can wander along the nature paths and boardwalks. But, most of all, be ready to dance, dance, dance!

Beer in the Bushes 2024 - Featuring the lively music of Railroad Earth as we partied under the stars decked out in our best "Camo-out Safari Style". This year they were back to the newly remodeled Nature Center with plenty of craft beer options and food truck delights.

Beer in the Bushes 2022 - Featured Big Sam's Funky Nation and was a Silver Soiree under the full moon. This was the first time the event was held at the Bailey Homestead.

Eric and Mary Ellen Pfeifer, honorary sponsors are shown below. After a three-year hiatus due to Covid concerns, the event's return was so well received that tickets sold out in two weeks. Co-creators Jeff Siwicke and SCCF Adult Education Director Jenny Evans did a fantastic job once again. This year's presenting sponsors Mark and Debbie Wimmer, of Wimmer Communities, deserve a big thank you!

Beer in the Bushes 2020 would have been a great place to be! Thanks to Covid, this event was canceled and would not return until 2022. Guests will have had a great evening while helping to support SCCF's mission of conserving coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed. This outdoor rain or shine event was set for Saturday, April 11, from 6-10 pm. Sanibel’s own Catering by Leslie Adams was set to coordinate local food truck offerings to complement the beer tastings.

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2019 Beer in the Bushes featured the music of "Langhorne Slim & The Law". Tickets went on sale March 1st, 2019. A sell out is expected, so be sure to get your tickets early. If you love craft beer and live music, this is your event.

2018 Beer in the Bushes featured the funk soul music of Keller Williams and More Than a Little. Keller Williams combines R & B and Funk with More Than A Little up front singers that get a crowd moving. Tickets for this event will sell out quickly.

2017 Beer in the Bushes: SCCF was honored to have G. Love and Special Sauce perform on the Beer in the Bushes stage to a sold-out crowd. It was a non-stop dance party and quite a concert. G. Love aka Garrett Dutton has strong roots on Sanibel and visits his family here on the islands every year. Garrett began playing music at an age when he picked up a guitar and wrote his first song in 9th grade. He is the ultimate showman on stage and keeps a crowd engaged and entertained.

Where: SCCF Nature Center, Boardwalks and Trails (3333 San-Cap Road)

More Information: 239-472-2329

The Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the conservation of coastal habitats and aquatic resources on Sanibel and Captiva and in the surrounding watershed.

Pictured below: Garrett Dutton aka G. Love with Eric and Mary Ellen BITB 2017 & Eric and Mary Ellen Pfeifer ready to get Funky with Keller Williams and More Than a Little.

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