Proceeds to the Lincoln Community Playhouse

Win a Trip to Napa Valley, California

LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 18, 2019) — The 2020 Russ’s Wine and Food Experience will be held at the Embassy Suites on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 from 5–8 p.m. This is the twelfth year for the event, a favorite of Lincoln-area wine lovers. The Russ’s Wine and Food Experience raised just over $400,000 for the Lincoln Community Playhouse in the last eleven years.

Approximately 90 booths will fill the main ballroom, offering a local and international selection of wines. Foodies can sample fine cheeses, gourmet desserts, beef, seafood, and many unique items. Russ’s Market bakers will be making several varieties of fresh baked artisan breads at the event. In addition to the main ballroom, reserve room guests will enjoy an exclusive selection of reserve wines and a buffet prepared by Russ’s Market Catering Department.

The goal for this year’s Russ’s Wine and Food Experience is to raise $30,000 for the Lincoln Community Playhouse. General admission tickets for the main ballroom are $50 in advance, $60 at the door. Advance tickets for the Reserve Room are $70, $80 at the door. There are a limited number of Cellar Room tickets available for sale at $125. Tickets are on sale at Lincoln area Russ’s Market locations, the Lincoln Community Playhouse and online at

Guests may also purchase raffle tickets at the event for a chance to win a 4-day/3 night trip to wine country in Napa, CA. The trip includes a 3-night stay in a 3-star hotel in the Napa Valley region, roundtrip airfare for 2 from Omaha, 4-day car rental, and VIP wine tastings to some of the area vineyards.

“The Russ’s Wine and Food Experience has become a must-attend event for wine lovers. Experts can enjoy more exclusive wines in the reserve room, while less-experienced guests have the opportunity to try different varieties to see what they like,” said Pat Raybould, president of B&R Stores, Inc. “And the best part is helping the Lincoln Community Playhouse provide entertainment and education programs for our community.”

Learn more about the Russ’s Wine and Food Experience at, and follow Russ’s Market on Facebook and Twitter.

WHAT:        Russ’s Wine and Food Experience

WHEN:       Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 5-8pm

WHERE:     Embassy Suites, 1040 P St.

TICKETS:  General admission $50 in advance, $60 at the door

      Reserve room $70 in advance, $80 at the door

      Cellar room $125 in advance (Very limited availability)

Available at Russ’s Market stores in Lincoln, Lincoln Community Playhouse and online at


About B&R Stores, Inc.

B&R Stores, Inc., a Lincoln, Nebraska-based, employee-owned company, was founded in 1964 by Russ Raybould. Since then, the company has grown to include three store concepts, Russ’s Market, Super Saver, and Apple Market in twenty locations across Nebraska and Iowa. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

Marty Jarvis

Director of Marketing, B&R Stores, Inc.

(402) 464-6297,