Catch 22 hosting anniversary celebration


Event will benefit charity; feature live music, cornhole

By Angela Shepherd - ashepherd@civitasmedia.com



A local business will celebrate its one-year anniversary next weekend with food and drink, plenty of live music, and a cornhole tournament to benefit a local dance company.

Catch 22 Sports Pub invites the community to enjoy the celebration, the proceeds from which will benefit the Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati, according to owner Mark Clyburn.

The Aug. 22 event will be held in the pub’s parking lot, located behind the 250 Jefferson St. business.

The entry fee is $5. Clyburn said the event is for the community, not just the adult crowd. All are welcome, he said, and wristbands will be distributed to those who are 21 and older.

Along with the celebration event, a fundraiser will be held simultaneously with a cornhole tournament for the Modern Movement Dance Company, whose studio is housed above the pub.

Sign-up for the tournament starts at noon on Aug. 22 with play beginning at 12:30 p.m. The entry fee for the cornhole tournament is $20 per two-person team.

The Modern Movement Dance Company will also be doing food sales during the anniversary event, Clyburn said. All proceeds from those sales, and from the cornhole tournament, will benefit the dance company.

Local entertainment slated for the anniversary celebration, and set to begin at noon, includes Michael Boyle, Michael Compton, Thomas Dirk Moore, Puma Reveal, Duke Leisure, Olivia Grabill, and headliner Filo Beddoe.

Adam Garman will entertain folks later in the evening with a comedy act, Clyburn said.

The one-year celebration event, Clyburn said, is meant to not only celebrate the pub’s success, but also to provide “something for the community that’s fun.”

Throughout the pub’s first year, Clyburn said local musical acts perform every weekend, with comedy acts every couple months. Also, the pub hosts an open-mike night each Wednesday.

The regular activities at the pub don’t cost anything, Clyburn said. And the establishment is meant to be a place for the community to gather, he said, and they do.

The pub serves a regular crowd for lunch and later meals, with patrons including students and families. He said it’s not until around 10 p.m. that the place is more geared for the 21 and over crowd.

Food served at the pub, Clyburn said, includes all freshly made sandwiches, flat breads, and appetizers.

For more information about the Aug. 22 event, go to the event page on Facebook by searching “Catch 22 one year celebration and Modern Movement fundraiser.” Catch 22 Sports Pub also has a Facebook page that provides information on upcoming acts.

Reach Angela Shepherd at 937-393-3456, ext. 1681, or on Twitter @wordyshepherd.

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Event will benefit charity; feature live music, cornhole

By Angela Shepherd

ashepherd@civitasmedia.com