Lincoln Wine & Food Experience Set For Friday, Feb. 24

Benefit for Lincoln Community Playhouse will be Held at Embassy Suites in Lincoln


LINCOLN, Neb. (Dec. 28, 2016) — The 2017 Lincoln Wine and Food Experience will be held at the Embassy Suites on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5–8 p.m. This is the ninth year for the event, which has become a favorite of Lincoln-area wine lovers. The Lincoln Wine and Food Experience, presented by Russ’s Market, has raised close to $300,000 for the Lincoln Community Playhouse over the last eight years. 

Approximately 90 booths will fill the main ballroom, offering an international selection of wines. Foodies can sample fine cheeses, gourmet desserts, beef, seafood, and many unique 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 to You.

The goal for this year’s Lincoln Wine and Food Experience is $45,000, which includes proceeds from a silent auction. 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. Those holding reserve room tickets may enjoy both the main ballroom and reserve room beginning at 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale at Russ’s Market locations in Lincoln.

“The 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.”

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WHAT:        Lincoln Wine and Food Experience

WHEN:       Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

      4–8 p.m. with reserve room tickets

      5–8 p.m. with general admission tickets


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

                                   Available at Russ’s Market stores in Lincoln

For more information, contact:

Marty Jarvis

Director of Marketing, B&R Stores, Inc.

(402) 464-6297,