Raised Grain Brewing's Guitar City Days to benefit nonprofit

Freeman Staff

May 21, 2019

WAUKESHA — Raised Grain Brewing Company announced it will hold its first Guitar City Days to celebrate beer and music while raising money for the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha.

The two-day event will take place at the company’s facility grounds at 1725 Dolphin Drive in Waukesha on June 14 and June 15. The festival hours will be 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and noon to 11 p.m. Saturday.

The event will benefit The Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County. Raised Grain will donate $1 of every beer sold to the association, which seeks to aid and enrich the lives of women and girls in the Waukesha community by providing financial grants that enable opportunities otherwise unavailable to them.

“We are honored to partner with such a wonderful organization. The Waukesha community has helped our brewery grow, and we are excited to give back,” said Raised Grain owner Nick Reistad in a statement.

The festival will host local food trucks, art purveyors and live music — and of course, Raised Grain Brewing Company beer. Friday will feature performances by Stray Voltage and The Acoustix, with Saturday featuring The Hungry Williams, Aidan White and The Door Stoppers, and Tonight Only. Food trucks attending will be Just Smokin’ BBQ, Lumpia City, and Pop’s Kettle Corn. Options from Raised Grain’s kitchen will also be available.

“We appreciate the community support provided by Raised Grain Brewing as part of this inaugural event,” said Michell DuBord, executive director of WGF, in a statement. “We encourage you to join in the festivities while directly impacting the lives of women and girls locally through the proceeds.”

Additional donations to the WGF come from Lallemand, a brewer’s yeast manufacturing company with offices in Milwaukee and Rhinelander, and Transition Health Benefits, a health insurance brokerage agency based in Brookfield.

You can view more information about Guitar City Days on Raised Grain’s website,