Feb. 24, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan
Live Irish music will be playing at bars throughout Sunnyside following the St. Pat’s For All parade on March 5.
Beginning at 3 p.m., Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars will host the fifth annual Irish Music Festival, bringing live music to nine bars throughout the neighborhood.
Each bar will host Irish bands throughout the evening, and will offer drink and food specials.
“It’s a great way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day early and get everyone out to listen to music,” said Boulevard Bars representative Melissa Navia.
Navia said that each year the bars see upwards of 300 to 400 people stop by throughout the night, and hopes to see it grow even larger.
“We want people to come out, celebrate early, and try different bars that they may not have been to, invite their friends from outside of Sunnyside, and just enjoy the vibrant neighborhood,” she said.
The full list of participating bars include: Arriba Arriba, Sidetracks, Jack’s Fire Department, Bar 43, Ida’s Nearabout, Maggie Mae’s, The Gaslight, The Courtyard Ale House, and McGuinness’s Saloon.
Live performances will start at various times throughout the afternoon and evening.