January was cold and February is not expected to get any warmer but, hey, at least the city of Lansing knows how to heat things up. On Saturday, February 19, the second annual Frost Fest presented by Downtown Lansing Inc. will turn the 200 block of S. Washington St. into a festive glacier. Beginning at 6p.m, Frost Fest welcomes everyone to come out and party like an Eskimo while playing euchre, listening to live music, drinking up special microbrews…all you really need for the night are some snow-shoes and earmuffs.
This event is for those chilled, beer-drinking winter-enthusiasts, Valentines Day lovers who want to continue the holiday, Valentines Day haters who want to forget the holiday, euchre-extraordinaires, music-lovers, and those who simply just want to chill and have a good time (pun intended). To make sure no one freezes, the event takes place within a heated tent to thaw off in.
Throughout the night, enjoy the “Plaid Penguin,” the exclusive Frost Fest Microbrew, and Badass American Lager. Live music starts at 7p.m. with performances by Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers, and Elliot Street Lunatic. Atomic Tom is headlining Frost Fest on their Rolling Sound and Ready Lights Tour and will take stage at 9:30p.m.
Don’t get cold feet when playing the “Cold Butt Euchre” game, which starts at 8p.m. The seats are made of ice which means that only the true Eskimo will be the champion, winning a cash prize of $250 bucks. If you are not a fan of Euchre you can play some chilly games of chess, checkers and pool made completely out of ice, provided by Cooley Law School, Lake Trust Credit Union and Touch Audio.
When the clock strikes midnight, shuffle on over to the Tin Can located just down the street at 414 Michigan Ave where there will be Ice games, frozen pudding shots and $1.75 cans of beer.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and can be purchased at www.fusionshows.com. 21+ are welcome, and tickets include a frosty keepsake mug and one drink ticket. Visit www.frostfest.org for more information!