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Drive the Blues Away

February 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Let’s party like it’s 1929! Calling on all rum runners, moonshiners and bootleggers! For one night only, prohibition in Tacoma is to be formally re-ratified in an evening of hush-hush drinking and costumed-cavorting at America’s Car Museum.

Obsessively prepared, passionately executed and prohibition inspired, Tacoma’s best chefs will be preparing bites of what Prohibition food means to each of them. We are excited to partner with Dirty Oscar’s Annex, Cooks Tavern, Southern Kitchen,Carrs, Hello Cupcake and Original House of Donuts.

From Sidecars to South Sound fizzes, we celebrate the past, the progression and the craftsmanship of culture surrounding hooch and its evolution to the beer, wine and cocktails of today. Tastings will feature libations from Heritage Distilling Co., Copperworks Distilling Company, Glass DistilleryTemple Distilling, Jim Beam, Gig Harbor Brewing, Pacific Brewing, Narrows Brewing CompanyElysianBudweiserHedges Family Estate and more to come!

Seattle six piece Good Co is the United States’ first live Electro Swing Band. That new old sound, Electro Swing combines the era of illicit booze, jitterbugging flappers and underground speakeasies with the funky beats and the electric sound of today’s dance music. At Good Co performances it’s quite common for such things as beatboxing harmonica jams, onstage dance parties and crowd sing-alongs to spontaneously break out.

Who better to end the night than America’s #1 Lynyard Skynyrd Tribute Band Whiskey River. For nearly four decades, Whiskey River’s musicians have thrilled audiences all over America playing the music of the legendary southern-rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Re-creating the image and the music of the southern rock band that took the world by storm in the 1970’s. Whiskey River not only plays Lynyrd Skynyrd, they personify the group onstage.

Other things to expect: Gaming tables, selfie “Moonshine Runner” car and more!

Dress: Anything from Speakeasy Chic to Backwoods Bootlegging

Avoid the Line! Early check-in will be on Wednesday, February 20 from 4:30 – 6:30pm at ACM. We will be in the Museum Lobby pre-registering bootleggers with wristbands, drink tickets and VIP glassware so you can skip the line and head right into the event when you arrive!

ACM Member General Admission ($35) – SOLD OUT
Non Member General Admission ($45) – SOLD OUT

Doors open at 8pm | Enjoy craft cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live music and full museum access. Please note, parking is not included in the General Admission price.

ACM Member VIP ($55) | Non Member VIP ($65) – SOLD OUT

Doors open at 7pm | Enjoy early access to private Speakeasy overlooking entire event, specialty cocktails and bites. VIP’s will also receive specialty moonshine glassware and complimentary parking.

Refunds will be given on a case to case basis. Please note that tickets are non-refundable 2 weeks prior to the event. Contact Reagan.Bender@aat.org with any questions.

*This is an after-hours adults only event. You must be 21 or older and have valid ID for admission. Valid ACM Member Drivers License is required upon admission for all discounted ticket types.


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2018 Drive the Blues Away

Ticket sales, raffle proceeds, tasting tokens and sponsor support benefit America’s Automotive Trust, of which ACM is a member. Since this is an after-hour fundraising event, ACM Membership admission does not apply; however, ACM Members do receive discounts on tickets to attend!


February 22
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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LeMay – America’s Car Museum
2702 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421 United States


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