Join jugglers, sword swallowers and other circus-themed performers at the Barnum Festival Pub Fest this Friday starting at 5:30 p.m. featuring seven Downtown destinations offering reduced price Ringmaster-themed drinks, and light buffet at each venue. The evening starts at the Barnum Publick House, 1020 Broad Street and ends with the after party at the spectacular Bijou Theatre including a concert by Barnum’s Belting Beauties.
One $20 ticket includes reduced-priced drinks, light buffet at each venue as well as after party and show at the Bijou. Plenty of free parking Downtown.
Tickets available at www.barnumfestival.com and ticketing partner The Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Avenue. Event tickets for the annual salute to showman and entrepreneur P.T. Barnum can be purchased online 24/7 or by calling the Bijou Box Office, open Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at (203) 332-3228.
“The new vision Barnum Festival pays tribute to Mr. Barnum’s entrepreneurial spirit to bring people together to showcase a revitalized Downtown,” says Barnum Festival Executive Director Elaine K. Ficarra.
“The Pub Fest kicks off a festival week in high gear followed by Ringmaster’s Ball, Barnum Sails The Sound, Greater Bridgeport Symphony Pops, Sky Blast fireworks, Champions on Parade, Barnum’s Got Talent vocal competition and Great Street Parade,” says 2014 Ringmaster Paul Timpanelli.
“The Bijou Theatre is honored to partner with the Barnum Festival as a destination for festival events and venue for ticket promotion,” says Bijou Theatre director Kathy Reynolds. “The Belting Beauties musical trio has crafted a special set list for the night of the Barnum Pub Fest and we’re excited about hosting the Barnum’s Got Talent vocal competition. Mr. Barnum would be proud.”
Participating Pub Fest venues: Barnum Publick House, Bistro B, Tiago’s, Martini Bar at Holiday Inn, Bare Tapas, Two Boots and The Bijou Theatre.