Bruegala Announcements!!

For Immediate Release:

Bruegala Organizers Announce Charity Recipients for Bruegala 2014



Bruegala, a charity beer, wine, and music festival produced by the Bloomington Normal Jaycees, is proud to announce that seven local charities will be splitting the 2014 Bruegala proceeds. After giving over $55,000 to local charities in 2013, Bruegala 2014 profits will be split among the following local charities:


Association of Horizon

Child Protection Network/CASA

Community Health Care Clinic

Heroes Embracing Autistic Lives (H.E.A.L)

Easter Seals

Seedling Theatre

Bloomington Normal Jaycees


According to Bruegala co-chairman Seth Carter, ‘A record number of charities applied to be considered for Bruegala funds this year. The Jaycees faced a difficult task selecting the charity recipients given the quality of the groups that applied. However, we are all impressed by the positive impact these selected charities are having right here in our community. The Jaycees are proud to partner with such wonderful organizations.’


Bruegala, now in its 15th year, will once again feature 200-300 craft beers, 50+ wines, multiple bands, and all sorts of yummy food. The celebration of good drinks, good music and good times starts at 6-11 on Friday, August 22 with music featuring Modern Echo and continues with extended hours on Saturday, August 23 as feature act Switchback takes the stage. On Saturday, Bruegala opens with beer and music on the lawn starting at 2 pm, beer tasting inside the BCPA ballroom starting at 5pm, and event doors closing at 11pm.


Bruegala is held at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) in historic downtown Bloomington. Tickets are available through the BCPA box office, online at, or can be bought day of at the event. Tickets are $15 per day for general admission or $25 per day for VIP section access. Must be 21+ to enter. For more information, visit or email Baron Von Bruegala directly at [email protected]. For more information about the Bloomington Normal Jaycees, visit

Bruegala 2014 will be on
Friday and Saturday – August 22nd and 23rd.

There will be much more information to come soon.  Updates will be here at , , and @BaronVBruegala on Twitter.   We look forward to releasing more information as it comes available.  You are awesome, its going to be great to have you at Bruegala XV


Update on times:

Friday – the standard hours of 6-11 apply.

Saturday – the BCPA will be providing music prior to the majority of the beer festival open its doors, so music will be start at 2pm and will be rolling all night!


Admission – $15 Includes Sampling Glass, admission to the beer tasting, and admission to the outdoor festival

VIP tickets – $25 includes Sampling Glass, admission to the beer tasting, a reserved section near the stage with quick/easy access to the beer truck, and guaranteed seating in the auditorium if the bands need to be relocated inside due to weather.

Once inside, you will be able to purchase beer sample tickets. Packages in years past have been:

5 punches for 5 dollars
11 punches for 10 dollars
17 punches for 15 dollars
24 punches for 20 dollars

These numbers will be determined once the beer list/prices have been set.

Most beer samples will cost 1 ticket. There are a few premium / special tap beers that can cost 2–5 tickets per sample.

Buy Admission Tickets online at the BCPA Box Office