Island City Brewing and Great River Shakespeare Festival host event this weekend


Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF) and Island City Brewing Company will be hosting “Bard. Beer. Birthday,” a social event open to the public to celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday and recognize GRSF volunteers on Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. The event will take place at Island City Brewing, located at 65 East Front Street, Winona, and will include music, refreshments, and recognition of the Friends of Will (GRSF’s volunteers).

The Great River Shakespeare Festival is looking forward to showing its gratitude for the hard work of the Friends of Will. Shakespeare’s birthday is also one of GRSF’s last pre-season events before company members begin arriving in Winona in early May. By May 9, rehearsals will begin and the season will kick into high gear. To purchase tickets or season passes, visit, call 507-474-7900, or stop in the GRSF Box Office during regular business hours.

“Bard. Beer. Birthday” is free and open to all. Please contact Eileen Moeller at or call 507-474-7900 with any questions.

Great River Shakespeare Festival is a nonprofit, professional equity theater company in Winona dedicated to dynamic productions of Shakespeare’s plays, extensive education, community outreach programs, and comprehensive theater training. Its production season has become a staple in the Winona arts scene since its inception 15 years ago. GRSF’s 15th season will feature “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “All’s Well That Ends Well,” the regional premiere of “Shakespeare in Love,” and “Venus in Fur” by David Ives. For more information visit


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