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Tuesday September 6, 2016

On Saturday, October 8 from 5 to 9 p.m., the Virginia Museum of Natural History is hosting its 2nd annual Bugs, Beer & BBQ cookout fundraising event sponsored by Bud Light.  The cookout will feature a barbecue dinner provided by Checkered Pig BBQ & Ribs, a variety of beers and other beverages, as well as live music by the electric rock and blues band, The Bell Hornets!

Ticket holders can also sign-up for the Bugs, Beer & BBQ cornhole tournaments! Play for fun in the amateur division or compete for trophies and prizes in the competitive division!

Additionally, Dr. Kal Ivanov, assistant curator of recent invertebrates, will be displaying insect collections from the depths of the museum's collections, letting everyone know exactly what it is outside that bugs them during outdoor barbecues!

Tickets to the event are only $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  Special member only prices are available!  Proceeds from the event will fund museum education programs, research projects, and exhibit galleries.  Minimum age to attend “Bugs, Beer & BBQ” is 18.
 

What's included...

 
Barbecue Dinner provided by Checkered Pig BBQ & Ribs!
Tickets include a one-plate dinner that consists of barbecue, baked beans, slaw, potato salad, bread and banana pudding from the nationally acclaimed (and absolutely delicious) Checkered Pig BBQ & Ribs!  Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided, with the option to purchase additional beverages.

Bugs, Beer & BBQ Cornhole Tournament!
Play for fun in the amateur division or compete for trophies and prizes in the competitive division! For more information, or to reserve a spot for your team, contact Krystal Davis at krystal.davis@vmnh.virginia.gov or 276-634-4171.
**Registration deadline is September 23!

Live Music by the Bell Hornets!
Live music will be provided by the electric rock and blues band, the Bell Hornets!  If you love cool Blues and hot guitars, they've got you covered on Stevie, Buddy, Muddy, Johnny, Jimi, Eric, three guys named King, and many others from Allman to ZZ, Mississippi to Chicago, and Texas to the Piedmont!

 

Tags: Dining, Martinsville, Music, Virginia Museum of Natural History