NewBo City Market is bringing back their Cocktail Classic in 2021!

According to a new article from the Cedar Rapids Gazette, the 2021 Cocktail Classic will be held outdoors at NewBo City Market in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, May 25th. During the three hour event, Eventbrite says you'll be able to "sample a variety of exciting cocktail creations from elite local mixologists all vying to win Best Cocktail!" All of this year's competing beverages will be made with Cedar Ridge's Iowa Bourbon Whiskey.

A panel of celebrity judges will vote on the Cocktail Classic Champion, but everyone at the event will be able to decide the People's Choice winner. The Gazette says that Local Pour, Bari, Black Sheep Social Club, and The Hip-stir will be competing this year. The 2019 champion was The Map Room in Downtown Cedar Rapids.

In addition to the sampling, attendees will also get to enjoy food from local food trucks and live music from Alicia Monee & Invisible Jazz. The event will will be held outside to encourage social distancing, but a mask will be required if you go inside the Market. Eventbrite says the Cocktail Classic will benefit "NewBo City market's mission to support local entrepreneurs as they grow new food and retail businesses and to provide a place for arts, culture, and entertainment for the entire community to enjoy."

The 2021 Cocktail Classic will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for ages 21 and older only. Tickets are $45 and you can purchase yours HERE.

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