Drive the Blues Away FAQ

Drive the Blues Away
Frequently Asked Questions

What is Drive the Blues Away?

Drive the Blues Away is a night of live music, gourmet light bites and tastings from local craft distilleries, breweries and wineries, in addition to full Museum access.

What is the cost of a general admission ticket? What is included?

General admission is $40 and includes admission to America’s Car Museum from 8 – 11 pm on Saturday, February 24. Six tasting tokens, light bites and live music in the Titus-Will Gallery is also included in general admission. Please note, parking is not included in the general admission ticket price.

What is the cost of a VIP admission ticket? What is included?

VIP tickets are $65 and include everything in the general admission plus early admission to the event starting at 7 pm – one hour before the GA attendees arrive. Also included are four additional tasting tokens, VIP-only light bites, commemorative tasting glass and complimentary parking.

Is there a discount for ACM members?

ACM members receive a $10 discount on general admission tickets. Proof of membership is required at the door.

I have a general admission ticket. Can I arrive early?

Please advise: GUESTS WITH GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS WILL NOT RECEIVE ENTRY UNTIL 8 PM. If not sold out, VIP upgrades or additional tickets will be available for purchase at the door. In the event of a sell-out this page will be updated.

What if I will not be drinking? Do I still need to purchase a ticket?

Yes, a ticket and an ID are required for everyone attending Drive the Blues Away. We are not able to provide discounted admission at this time for those not partaking in the tastings, but tasting tokens are transferable. Tokens can be used for non-alcoholic beverages at the bar.

Are tickets available the day of the event?

If not sold out, Drive the Blues Away tickets will be available at the door. To ensure you can join in for the fun, purchase your tickets early and check the webpage for sellout updates.

Can I purchase additional tasting tickets if I run out?

Yes! Additional tasting tickets will be available for $2 per token.

What do I get with my tickets?

Tickets can be used to redeem tasting samples from the local distilleries, breweries and wineries at the event. Tickets can also be used for spirits, wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages from the bar. Tasting menus will be available for all the exciting options to try at Drive the Blues Away.

Can I purchase alcohol to take home? Can I drink it at the event?

Some bottles of product will be available for purchase for off-site consumption. Any product purchased cannot be consumed at the event. Any guests consuming alcohol from bottles purchased for off-site consumption will be escorted out of Drive the Blues Away. Thank you in advance for helping to complying with Washington State Liquor Control Board laws and helping to keep Drive the Blues Away safe and fun for all guests in attendance!

Will there be food available at the event? What kind of food?

Yes! Light bites from Cafe Pacific Catering will be available from servers and at food stations throughout Cheney Gallery.

VIP – Available before 8 PM:

  • Creamy brie on flatbreads with fruit chutney – V
  • Savory bacon wrapped dates – DF, GF
  • Maple rubbed salmon bites – DF, GF
  • Sirloin steak bites with chimichurri sauce – DF, GF

General Admission – Available after 8 PM:

  • Fresh fried tots with optional toppings: bacon, chives, parmesan, jalapeno, sour cream and ketchup – V, GF
  • Chicken skewer satays with teriyaki sauce – DF, GF
  • Surf & turf paella: boneless chicken, shrimp, rice, peppers, onions, green beans, sweet peas & lemon slices – DF, GF

GF – Gluten Free
DF – Dairy Free
V – Vegetarian

What types of payment are accepted and what is for sale?

Cash, check or credit card payment will be accepted at Drive the Blues Away. Admission tickets (pending availability), raffle tickets, tasting tokens, ACM memberships and bottles of alcohol for off-site consumption will be available for purchase at Guest Services at Drive the Blues Away.

Is parking complimentary or is there a cost? Where do I park?

VIP admission tickets include complimentary parking in lot B (the main ACM parking lot). VIP parking pass is required to be shown to the lot attendant and displayed on dash. The parking pass will arrive via email. Additional parking will be available for $5 per car for general admission. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by Uber, Lyft or taxi service.

What is the suggested attire?

Drive the Blues Away is a fun, entertaining and casual event. Blue jeans and dancing shoes are encouraged! A complimentary coat check will be provided. Please don’t leave any valuables with coat check.

Can I explore the Museum with food and alcohol?

We encourage all guests to explore the Museum while at Drive the Blues Away but food and alcohol are only permitted on level four (top level) of the Museum, where the distilleries, breweries, wineries, food stations and music will be happening. No drinks will be allowed down the ramps into the other levels of the Museum.

What can I expect to see on display at the Museum?

Admission includes full Museum access! Our spacious facility houses up to 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles at any given time and features constantly changing exhibits and displays. Just in time for Drive the Blues Away, check out the new Lowriders in the Route 66 gallery.

Is this a fundraising event for LeMay – America’s Car Museum?

Yes! Ticket sales, raffle and tasting tokens, and sponsor support help to raise money to benefit America’s Automotive Trust, of which ACM is an entity. Since this is an after-hour fundraising event, ACM membership admission does not apply; however, ACM members do receive discounts on tickets to attend!

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For additional information or questions, please contact [email protected] or call 253.779.8490.