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Press Release – Grape Expectations February 24

February 12, 2012

From a Volunteer Kalamazoo press release….


Grape Expectations Supports Volunteer Kalamazoo


KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Join us Friday, February 24, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm at the Radisson for an exciting night benefiting Volunteer Kalamazoo – it’s our 7th Annual Grape Expectations. Tickets are $60. Party goers will enjoy:



The food is absolutely fabulous as area chefs put out their best in a spirit of fun competition. Restaurants include BOLD, Bravo Restaurant & Café, ChocolaTea, Comensoli’s Italian Bistro & Bar, Cosmos Cucino, Epic Bistro/Central City Tap House, Food Dance, fuel (unpredictably vegetarian), Full City Café, Gordon Water Systems, Rustica, The Cupcake Zoo, The Gatsby, The Wine Loft, Tiffany’s Deli, Webster’s PRIME, Zazio’s and Zeb’s Trading Co.


The music this year is top-notch! The Red Sea Pedestrians are a one-of-a-kind, full-blown, instrument-swapping fusion between tradition and the here-and-now. We’re talkin’ high-energy world-beat grooves, hypnotic laments from the earth, songs of celebration and wonder, all filtered through the band’s original vision. We’re delighted they are bringing their best to our party.


Our raffle is surely one of the best around. Join in on the fun and purchase raffle tickets onsite for a chance to win great prizes. Raffle packages include weekend getaways from the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, The Hyatt Lodge in Oak Brook, IL and a Staycation from The Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. Or win the “Taste of Kalamazoo” package which includes a number of gift cards to dine at local restaurants. In addition, we have gifts and services provided from The Greenery, Great Lakes Plastic & Hand Surgery, photographer Oliver Howell and many, many more. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25.


But we’re not done yet… if by 10pm you find yourself looking to continue the party – join us at Grape Expectation’s first ever After Party. Dance the night away at Loft310 (located at 310 E. Michigan Avenue, use The Gatsby entrance.) The $15 cover fee includes a hot dance floor, DJ Patrick spinning real vinyl records (funk, disco, deep and classic house), eats provided by Qdoba, give-aways, a cash bar and more. Tickets are available in advance on our website or at the door until midnight. (21+ bring valid ID).

Best of all, this is one fun party that benefits Volunteer Kalamazoo — an important resource that helps make Kalamazoo a great place to live by connecting volunteers to the nonprofit organizations that need their help. This party helps generate the revenue we need to accomplish our great work!


Don’t miss out! Grape Expectations is held on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 7pm to 10pm. The After Party is immediately following Grape Expectations from 10pm to 2am. Visit or call 269.382.8350 to purchase tickets.

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