Courtesy Image, Downtown Kent Partnership

Courtesy Image, Downtown Kent Partnership

Downtown Kent Wine Walk on June 10 to feature blues band, tastings

Wineries from Yakima, Woodinville among the lineup; tickets on sale now

Try some wine, listen to music and shop locally during the Downtown Kent Wine Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 10.

Downtown businesses will feature wine tastings from select boutiques and Pacific Northwest wineries.

The Kent Downtown Partnership encourages visitors to come early to get acquainted with downtown shops and restaurants and explore the diverse flavors of Kent on the downtown “food trail,” including Sushi, African, Thai, Mexican, bistros and pubs.

The musical entertainment will be provided by the Joe Cook Blues Band, recently nominated as Best Blues Band and Best Traditional Blues by the Washington Blues Society for 2022. Cook got his start in his hometown of Minneapolis prior to moving to Seattle. Cook won multiple Twin Cities Music Awards winner for his blazing blues harmonica, original songwriting and vocals, according to his website joecookbluesband.com.

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. A ticket includes 10 tastings, a program guide, disposable wine glass and a wrist band. You must be 21 or older to get a ticket. To buy tickets in advance, go to downtownkentwa.com.

Wine bottles will be available for purchase tax free at the event.

The wineries lined up so far include:

• Sky River Mead and Wine (Redmond)

• Naches Heights Vineyard (Yakima)

• Stina’s Cellars (Fircrest)

• Michael Florentino Cellars (Woodinville)

• Mastrogiannis Distillery and Winery (Lakewood)


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