Warriors & Quiet Waters Announces 4th Annual Warrior Taste Fest Celebration

Bozeman, MT — Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation will host its annual Warrior Taste Fest fundraiser — an event that will raise over $500,000 to support post-9/11 combat veterans.

Warrior Taste Fest, which will take place at Haynes Pavilion at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds, plans to host up to 700 people on Friday, August 12, who will sample food, beer, and cocktails from over 30 of Montana’s best restaurants, breweries, and distilleries. While guests eat and drink, they can enjoy the work of 10 renowned artists as they quick-finish paintings and sculptures that will be up for bid during the live auction.

Artists Troy Collins, Todd Connor, Jim Dolan, Thomas English, Terry Cooke Hall, Whitney Hall, Jennifer Johnson, Steve Lillegard, Laurie Stevens, and Shirle Wempner will all be quick finishing their art for the live auction.

The event will start with a VIP cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m., where VIP ticket holders can avoid lines, meet the artists, hear live music, and more.

“Not only will you find the greatest exposure to the best food and drink the Gallatin Valley has to offer, but you’ll also get the chance to see and bid on high-end, one-of-a-kind art pieces from the best artists in the Rocky Mountain West – all in a highly-charged, exciting atmosphere,” said Brian Gilman, CEO of Warriors & Quiet Waters. “Attending Warrior Taste Fest is a personal investment in the well-being of our nation’s combat veterans. There are over 1.7 million post-9/11 combat veterans and Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation exists to help them thrive after their service.”

Warrior Taste Fest will open its doors for General Admission ticket holders at 6 p.m. The live auction and programming will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets for Warrior Taste Fest are on sale now; ticket prices will increase on Aug. 1. Tickets and more information about Warrior Taste Fest can be found on Warriors & Quiet Waters’ website, wqwf.org. All proceeds will support post-9/11 combat veterans.