The former Coors Distributing Company of Fort Worth – acquired by Andrews Distributing Company in 2014 – served as MAIN ST.’s presenting sponsor for over 10 years
FORT WORTH, Texas (March 9, 2015) – Blue Moon Brewing Company® (Blue Moon) has been named the new presenting sponsor of the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival (MAIN ST.), celebrating its 30th year on April 9-12, 2015.
Blue Moon is distributed throughout North Texas by Dallas-based Andrews Distributing Company, which acquired Coors Distributing Company of Fort Worth in March 2014. The former Coors Distributing Company of Fort Worth had been the presenting sponsor of MAIN ST. since 2004.
“Andrews Distributing Company is well-aware that the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival is one of the City of Fort Worth’s most beloved annual events, not to mention the significant economic impact it brings to Downtown Fort Worth every year,” said Barry Andrews, chief executive officer of Andrews Distributing Company. “When we acquired Coors Distributing Company last year, there was no question about continuing our sponsorship of MAIN ST. for years to come. As a company, we believe that giving back to our community is a great way to say thank you, and believe that these activities are an investment in our employees, our community, and our future.
“We are extremely honored that such a well-known, well-respected business like Andrews Distributing Company, along with Blue Moon, is committed to supporting the City of Fort Worth,” said Larry Anfin, chairman of Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc.’s Festivals and Events Committee. “This partnership allows MAIN ST. to continue its reputation of bringing the finest art, music, food and culture the country has to offer to our Fort Worth community”
MAIN ST. will hit the streets of Downtown Fort Worth for its 30th year in 2015, bringing tens of thousands of spectators and the finest in art, music, food and culture together in one location. Free and open-to-the-public, Texas’ largest arts festival will span 25 blocks from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Fort Worth Convention Center, while showcasing 200+ juried, hand-selected artists from across the U.S. throughout its four days.
In addition to presenting sponsor Blue Moon Brewing Company, The MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival celebrates its 30th year in 2015 and is presented by Blue Moon Brewing Company®, which is distributed throughout the DFW Metroplex by Andrews Distributing Company. Official sponsors for 2015 are the Tarrant Regional Water District, Sundance Square, The University of Texas at Arlington, Tarrant County College and Wells Fargo. Media sponsors are the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE). Radio sponsors are 92.1 HANK FM (KTFW-FM) and 95.9 The Ranch (KFWR-FM). Supporting sponsors are the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, XTO Energy, Frost Bank, and the Music Performance Trust Fund. Hotel sponsors are Omni Fort Worth Hotel, Park Central Hotel, The Ashton Hotel, the Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, Courtyard Fort Worth Downtown / Blackstone, and the Hilton Fort Worth. For more information, visit www.MainStreetArtsFest.org.
ABOUT BLUE MOON BREWING COMPANY
Blue Moon Brewing Company® was founded in Denver in 1995 by head brewmaster and founder, Keith Villa, who created the company’s first signature craft beer — Blue Moon® Belgian White Belgian-Style Wheat Ale. Blue Moon has since grown to offer a wide array of craft beers, including two permanent, year-round collections, four seasonal collections, two expressionist collections, six specialty releases, four Brewmaster’s Sampler Packs, and 12 retired ales. For more information, visit www.BlueMoonBrewingCompany.com
ABOUT ANDREWS DISTRIBUTING COMPANY
Andrews Distributing Company was founded in 1976 with seven employees and a 12,000-square-foot warehouse in Corpus Christi, Texas. It sold 276,000 cases of beer that first year with Miller Brewing as the only supplier and just two beer brands in the portfolio. Nearly 40 years later, Dallas-based Andrews Distributing Company employs more than 1,400 team members, manages four warehouses totaling more than 680,000 square feet, and maintains a fleet of over 500 vehicles. Its current portfolio consists of more than 300 brands from 33 supplier partners, with case sales in excess of 27.7 million. For more information, visit www.AndrewsDistributing.com.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH INITIATIVES, INC.
Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization formed in 1988 to complement the work of Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. and the Public Improvement District by providing a funding pathway for charitable, educational and public-purpose activities, such as community festivals, residential development and park management. Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc. produces the annual MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival and the annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights. These events have an economic impact of more than $27 million annually and attract thousands of visitors to Downtown Fort Worth each year. For more information, visit www.DFWI.org.
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