Bats, Beer & Bluegrass is a unique concert fundraising event for SCCi.  It has something for everyone – outdoor enthusiasts, craft beer lovers, and bluegrass fans! Last year’s event sold out and raised over $20,000 for SCCi’s Stewardship Endowment Fund, which helps us maintain our preserves forever.

This year’s event will be even more exciting than ever – with TWO local bluegrass favorites performing on stage in front of the breathtaking opening to Frick’s Cave.

Tickets will include dinner from local favorite, Pigeon Mountain Grill, who will be serving up some amazing slow-smoked BBQ, produced with only local, grass fed meat.  Regional craft beer will be sold by the pint.

Event schedule:

4:30PM – Join us for beer happy hour before the show!
5:00PM – Slim Pickins takes the stage.
6:00PM – Dinner is served.
6:30PM – Barefoot Nellie & Co. takes the stage.
8:00PM – Bat flight begins (bats willing, of course!)

Tickets go on sale for this unique event August 1, 2017.  Last year we sold out in just a couple of weeks, so save the date and get your tickets as soon as they go on sale!

Very Important Details:

  • Frick’s Preserve is a nature preserve and the property remains in its natural state. No changes are being made to the property–you assume the risk. Surfaces are natural and may be rough. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking on uneven surfaces.
  • No outside alcohol allowed.
  • Valid government I.D. required for beer purchase.
  • Firearms are prohibited except when carried by law enforcement officers.
  • No camping on site for this event.


The key to a successful Bats Beer & Bluegrass event is sponsorship. Sponsorships for this event range from $250 – $5,000. If you own a business or work for a business that would like to support the work of the largest land conservancy dedicated solely to cave conservation, click here for details about Bats Beer & Bluegrass sponsorship.

For information on sponsorship, please email SCCi’s Marketing Manager Amber Lehmann at amber.lehmann@scci.org.


All proceeds benefit SCCi’s Stewardship Endowment Fund.