White Lion Wednesdays Return on May 17

SPRINGFIELD — White Lion Wednesdays return to Springfield on May 17 and will run through August 27, presented by Berkshire Bank in partnership with the Springfield Business Improvement District (BID) and Springfield’s White Lion Brewing Co.

Touted as one of last summer’s “Best Pop-up Beer Gardens” by Food & Wine magazine, Raymond Berry, president of White Lion, said this season will be even better.

“White Lion is ecstatic to kick off this year’s beer garden series in May. Last year’s series had great attendance and obtained national recognition; we will look to capitalize on its success, and we are honored to be part of a collection of creative programs in the heart of downtown Springfield,” he said. “During the series, brewer Mike Yates will introduce a new beer commemorating the grand opening of Springfield’s Union Station. The honorary selection follows last year’s releases, which celebrated the Eastern States 100th anniversary, and the history of Springfield brewing in partnership with the Springfield Museums.”

Again, the Springfield Business Improvement District will host White Lion Wednesdays, rotating between three locations from 4 to 8 p.m.: One Financial Plaza at 1350 Main St., Tower Square Park at 1477 Main St., and the Shops at Marketplace at the rear of 1341 Main St. Each location offers its own unique al fresco experience.

“The simplicity of this event is what people love the most. We provide a welcoming space with White Lion, and we’ve amassed quite a following. Wednesdays downtown are now a time to relax and connect with friends or co-workers in our beautiful outdoor spaces,” said Chris Russell, executive director of the Springfield BID. “This year, we have partnered with the several local purveyors to offer something different at each location. Local musicians perform live every night, and attendees are encouraged to play giant jenga or cornhole, both set out among picnic tables and chairs.”

More details on White Lion Wednesdays, including locations and dates, can be found at springfielddowntown.com/white-lion-wednesdays.

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