First, we outgrew Grandview. Then we blew out Bethel Rd. Last year, we sold out Strongwater. For 2015, we just had to go BIGGER, and that lead us to our Last Resort…
We hope that fans of Columbus hockey are getting ready for this year’s Cannonfest set to happen in the newest Arena District restaurant, Dick’s Last Resort. This hot new Columbus restaurant is going to be the location for this year’s Cannonfest, an annual celebration of the Columbus Blue Jacket’s team and the fan community that supports them! At this event, we’ve been honored to be a part of the fan experience, and to raise funds and material for the Blue Jackets Foundation, Sedona Grace, and other charities along the way.
What started as a “little get together” turned into another, and then a third, and then more and this year we will celebrate the 6th Annual Cannonfest right here in the heart of downtown Columbus. Literally steps from Nationwide Arena where our beloved team practices!
Every year Cannonfest just kept getting bigger, and you never knew who might show up. One of the best parts of making Cannonfest happen is the way it has grown and changed over the last six years. It’s grown from a grass roots fan-thrown party, to a big part of the Blue Jackets’ offseason calendar, and the challenge every year – to say nothing of the fun! – is figuring out how to make each one a little better.
I think you’ll like what we came up with for this year. You may have heard that a little place called Dick’s Last Resort just opened up over in the Arena District!
What better way to welcome them to town than with a nice big party? What better party than for Jackets fans to take over the whole restaurant, including their patio on the Front Street Plaza?
Yeah, that’s what we thought!
Food specials? They’re gonna have ’em.
Drink specials? You know it.
Charity Auction? Absolutely – and this year in addition to raising money for the Blue Jackets Foundation with the Jacket Backers, we’ll also be doing something special for the #HartnellDown Foundation!
We’ve got a number of things in the works, including a few surprises that I think everyone will love – I’m confident that once again we’ll be taking Cannonfest to another level!
We’ll be announcing more details here at The Cannon and over at Buckeye State Hockey as we get closer – keep checking back for more news, and we’ll look forward to seeing you there!
Oh – and this goes without saying, but don’t forget that the first rule of Cannonfest is always stay until the end.
After all, you never know who may show up…