Next Saturday, August 15th, Zona Rosa will be hosting the first ever BrewFest sponsored by Unico Kansas City. Unico is apparently an Italian-American service organization, and I would like to commend them for presenting the event since Italians hardly ever craft a beer worth drinking.
The event runs from 3 to 9PM. If you are looking for something to do prior to the event, there is free face painting in the Children's Park from 1 to 4PM. As is pretty standard at these events, your admittance fee will net you a free tasting glass to enjoy your 4oz beer samples in. Tickets are $25 at the gate, or you can get a $5 discount by hitting up Zona Rosa guest services from now until Friday, August 14th.
I would hope they might have some decent food offerings, since Zona Rosa seems to be 75% restaurants. But if the KC Beerfest has taught me anything the past two years, it's that beer festival organizers generally suck at coordinating food to go with all the alcohol your body is absorbing. There will be two bands at the event: Grand Marquis and the Blue Shakers. Grand Marquis is a local jazz band and not to be confused with Brother Marquis of 2 Live Crew fame.