THIS MONTH'S SERMON
Saturday, August 27th
Star Wars Fest coming to Hudson Fields, Saturday, Aug. 27
The cinematic landscape was forever changed when Star Wars was released 45 years ago, and on Saturday, Aug. 27, The Revival House and the Beebe Foundation are giving Sussex County a chance to see it as it was meant to be viewed: on an oversized screen with an audience as they are transported to a galaxy far, far away.
The creators of Jaws Fest and Jurassic Fest are back at Hudson Fields once again with their biggest fundraising event yet: Star Wars Fest, beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, with all proceeds going to benefit the local Beebe Hospital.
The free event will feature live music by FitzkeeBrothers and Electric Smoke, craft beer, wine, artisanal cocktails, a fleet of food trucks, local artists and vendors, Star Wars-themed games for families, and a costume contest for all with prizes awarded to the winners. Also for all the craft beer enthusiasts, Revelation Brewery will be creating a beer just for Star Wars Fest called Jedi Juice IPA.
Star Wars became a cultural phenomenon soon after its release in May 1977, helping to coin the term “blockbuster” as audiences wrapped around the block to witness the space opera on the screen. The film has since spawned an entire industry and has remained a beloved institution for millions around the globe.
“The last time the original Star Wars was available to view theatrically was back in 1997,” said Rob Rector of Revival House and self-professed Star Wars nerd. “That means there is an entire generation that has only been able to view it on their TVs, laptops, or smartphones. We wanted them to be able to view it in all the grandeur we remember when we first watched it.”
Revival House’s Rob Waters, another Star Wars aficionado, agrees. “We’ve been hosting fun movie events at Hudson Fields for the past couple of years, but this one hits really close to home for me,” Waters said. “To see the original Star Wars on a Death-Star-sized screen with a group of people is really exciting.”
The Revival House screenings are free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to make a donation at the front gate. The past two events have raised more than $40,000 for Beebe and the frontline workers who have dedicated so much of their time and talent to help during the ongoing COVID pandemic.
Gates will open at 5 p.m., with music to start around 5:15 p.m. The screening will begin shortly after dusk (around 8 p.m.) when Hudson Fields gets transformed into the “Dark Side.”
BECOME A SPONSOR AND HELP US SUPPORT THE HEROS AT BEEBE HEALTHCARE
For more info on how to become a sponsor please visit https://www.beebehealthcare.org/calendar/foundation-events/star-wars-fest
LIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 5:15
FitzkeeBrothers Band at 5:15
“Two Brothers, One Rhythm. “
Drew and Alex Fitzkee play a unique soulful blend of upbeat southern rock, blues and folk with a healthy side of Funk. The Brothers play original music and classic covers. They are frequently joined by local artists Liam Wiedmann and Eden Cooney who help electrify the stage. Catch them locally or at an upcoming gig in on the east coast in Philadelphia, Cape May or New York City.
Electric Smoke at 6:30
Playing music that's most body-groovin',feet-movin',and soulful-oozin'! Giving you great sound and talent. Check out our shows!
ALL AGES COSTUME CONTEST
Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character with a chance to win cash and prizes!
BEER RELEASE! REVELATION BREWERY WILL UNVAIL THEIR STAR WARS THEMED BEER JUST FOR STAR WARS FEST
FOOD AND BEVERAGES AND ACTIVIES
CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND VENDOR
We are currently gathering artists and vendors who will be involved with Star Wars Fest. We will publish the full list as soon as we finalize everything. If you are interested in being part of Star Wars Fest contact Rob Waters at firstname.lastname@example.org