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Today: Newbury Life Food and Music Festival

Need a palate cleanser from the five too many beers and late night fried food fest you inevitably went on last night? Stop by the Newbury Life Food and Music Festival, the first of it’s kind in WNY.

The block is hot on Hodge, and from 12-6pm the space between Elmwood and Ashland will be filled with local vendors, restaurants, businesses and retailers who will be on site promoting a healthier, cleaner lifestyle. Organic food and fresh ways to prepare it, as well as a focus on non GMO products are just two of the highlights of the event.

Pick up a tee from Pasteurized, chat with Oliver’s executive chef about the benefits of organic tofu, or grab a smoothie from the the juice bar tent. Bring your appetite, because Newbury Street will have rice and salad bowls inside their cafe, a recent addition to the Elmwood Strip that offers a fresh twist on simple fare that is GMO free.

Representatives from Independent Health will be here to help guide you through the healthy options available at local restaurants, and The Roaming Buffalo, a food truck dedicated to bringing it’s hungry customers the best local flavors from the 716, will be on site as well.

Thirsty (and over 21)? Stop into the Lockhouse Distillery tent for a taste of their vodka, made with non GMO grapes. There are other alcohol vendors showcasing their wares in the beer and wine garden, so don’t forget your ID.

Five local bands will be providing the soundtrack for this event, including Alan Evans, Lazlo Hollyfeld, Savannah King, Darling Harbor, and DJ sets throughout  by Rick Jameson. This is an all ages, free admission event, but bring your wallet (and appetite) if you plan on eating or drinking, with all proceeds from the event go towards the lunch program at West Buffalo Charter School.

Written by Vanessa Lynne

Written by Vanessa Lynne