Past Event

Blues & Brews On The Bay

August 10, 2017Wayzata, MN

Please join Caregivers Support Network and Smile Network International for a summer kick-off event full of blues and brews at Wayzata BrewWorks on Wayzata Bay!

Featuring Kat Perkins. Enjoy brews from Wayzata BrewWorks, and a silent auction. This will be an evening you won’t want to miss! Limited tickets available – purchase your tickets now.

Event Details:

WHEN: Thursday, August 10th, doors open at 5 PM, music starts at 6 PM with featured artist at 7:30 PM

WHERE: Wayzata BrewWorks, 294 Grove Lane East, Wayzata, MN 55391
WHAT: An evening of blues and brews featuring Kat Perkins. 100% of ticket sales to benefit Smile Network International and Caregivers Support Network. All ages welcome, must be 21 to drink.


$20 General Admission Entry
$40 Reserved Seating
$75 VIP reserved seating and meet-and-greet with Kat Perkins: includes 1 entry and reserved seating and a meet-and-greet in private room overlooking the bay with a complimentary drink.

About Kat Perkins:

Growing up the daughter of a music teacher, Kat Perkins has been singing, dancing, and performing for just about as long as she can remember, and when it comes to ‘DRIVE’ – she is an undisputed expert.

Maybe it’s because she grew up in the middle of nowhere in North Dakota – a town so small the population only recently went from “unincorporated” to 281. That meant a lot of things, including that the nearest rock show was always hundreds of miles away. To get anywhere, a girl like Kat – literally and figuratively had to have DRIVE.

Almost as soon as she stepped off the stage of her high-school graduation, she went 600 miles east to Minneapolis, MN – where her enormous talent and undeniable stage presence carved out a place for her on both the music and theater stages of the Twin Cities. Those who saw her as ‘Columbia’ in the Twin Cities’ Hit production of the Rocky Horror Picture Show are STILL talking about it.

A different kind of drive took her overseas where she proudly performs – as recently as Christmas – for our troops serving in the Middle East. In fact, it was a road-weary night on the way home from a military show that Kat gave an impromptu performance around a piano in an airport in Amsterdam – a video that went viral, and Hollywood took notice.

A year later, she had not only been invited to audition for THE VOICE but went all the way to the TOP 5 where her coach, Adam Levine said what many had said for weeks: “Kat Perkins is hands down one of the best singers we’ve ever had on The Voice.”

The conclusion of the show was hardly an end as she now travels the country, performing, and sharing with kids her unique message of remaining determined, fearless, and following their dreams.

Her first single ‘Fearless’ hit #5 upon release on iTunes with her latest single ‘DRIVE’ charting within 24 hours of its release.

When not on stage, you can usually find Perkins nannying, writing, recording and constantly coming up with new projects as well as managing other bands in the business.

About Caregivers Support Network:

Caregivers Support Network is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships and support groups for youth caregivers, who sacrifice their career or curricular advancement to care for a parent, sibling or elderly relative. There are currently an estimated 1.4 million children in the United States caring for a loved one.

Before his sudden passing, charity Founder John B. Goodman was working to bring communities together to recognize youth caregivers as heroes. In honor of his legacy, a Minnesota chapter has been established to carry his vision forward.

About Smile Network International:

Smile Network International is a global non-profit, humanitarian organization that provides life altering, reconstructive surgeries to impoverished children and young adults in developing countries. Smile Network International conducts surgical missions abroad to impart dignity and quality of life to individuals whose medical needs may otherwise go untreated. For as little as $500 per child, Smile Network is able to give the gift of a smile through life-altering surgeries for children around the world.

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