Community Gathers at Grayton Beer Company to raise $27,590.56 for Red Bar Employees


February 19, 2019

Thousands of people gathered Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Grayton Beer Company to show their support for The Red Bar and its 100+ employees who are rebounding after an early morning fire destroyed the Grayton Beach restaurant on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The Red Bar Employee Benefit Concert raised a total of $27,590.56.

Following news of the fire, a number of local individuals and local businesses rallied their resources to plan The Red Bar Employee Benefit Concert at the Grayton Beer Company Taproom. The five-hour event included the local bands Forrest Williams Band, TKO, The Wildlife Specials, Cadillac Willy, and guest performances by Fritz, Tanner Gray of The Graytones, Andi and Ken Johnson, and more.

The event would not have been possible without the expeditious and complementary assistance from a number of area businesses including Shofar Stage Productions, South Walton Reef Association, Oyster City Brewing Company, Grayton Beer Company, Grayton Beer Brewpub, Cultural Arts Alliance, Proffitt PR, The Lewis Bear Company, AJ’s Grayton Beach, and Johnny on the Spot.

“Our brothers and sisters at The Red Bar needed the community to step up and they did so in spades,” said Jamey Price, President & Founder of Grayton Beer Company. “The scale of this Benefit Concert would normally take months of planning. A very dedicated group pulled it off in less than a day. It was our goal to bridge the gap between the fire and The Red Bar employees finding employment. We made great strides on Sunday.”

For those who were unable to attend the event, but still wish to donate, can do so by visiting https://www.gofundme.com/official-redbar-go-fund-me. This is the only GoFundMe account that is officially endorsed by The Red Bar.

To learn more about The Red Bar in VIE‘s March/April 2015 Food and Fashion Issue, click here.

About Grayton Beer Company
Founded in 2011 in Santa Rosa Beach, Grayton Beer Company (GBC) is a family-owned brewery with an emphasis on sourcing the finest ingredients to craft beers of character for a Gulf Coast state of mind. Grayton Beer Company brews a variety of year-round styles, limited releases and barrel-aged beers in their 30,000-square foot state-of-the-art facility. In addition to availability in Northwest Florida, consumers can find GBC beers throughout Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. With its community-driven mindset, Grayton Beer Company invites guests to its taproom, which is both pet and child-friendly. In addition, beer and pub aficionados are encouraged to dine at GBC’s new Grayton Beer Brewpub, located in Grayton Beach, Florida. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, the brewpub offers a varied food menu with an emphasis on locally-sourced, fresh ingredients and beers from the 7-barrel small batch system. For hours and more information, please visit www.graytonbeer.com or call (850) 231-4786.