Creative market to raise funds for restaurant workers, artists July 18

New 86 Bad Vibes beer release to highlight open-air event
July 12, 2023

Beyond the Bar will host a unique fundraiser/artisans market from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, at the West Side Creative Market, 19826 Central St., Rehoboth Beach.

The event will include a beer release party for a new version of 86 Bad Vibes, a brew originally developed by Beyond the Bar in collaboration with Big Oyster Brewery and recently refreshed in partnership with Dewey Beer Co.

The release party will feature 15 vendor stations set up throughout the market space, all of which have connections to the restaurant industry, as well as three local musical performers also with restaurant connections, and food from Taco Reho.

A portion of event proceeds and beer sales July 18 will be donated to the Delaware Restaurant Association/Foundation Industry Relief Fund, and the Developing Artist Collaboration.

The West Side Creative Market is a multipurpose space organized by the Developing Artist Collaboration where open-air arts experiences happen weekly in Rehoboth Beach. It includes artist vendors, live music, the Creative Market Bar, food trucks, ice cream and snacks. Go to for details.

Beyond the Bar is a team of coaches and trainers led by Ryan "Red" Ennis and Lo Tibbets focused on overcoming the unique challenges faced by many people working in the service industry. Read more about their mission and programs at

The Delaware Restaurant Foundation’s Industry Relief Fund raises monies to support the local restaurant workforce, offering emergency assistance to Delaware restaurant and foodservice employees facing unanticipated hardship such as injury, illness or natural disasters like flood, fire or storm damage. This new initiative builds on the DRF’s continuing commitment to provide education, opportunity and services to Delaware’s communities and our restaurant workforce. The DRF previously created a fund and distributed grants to food and beverage workers in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing immediate assistance to those at the heart of Delaware’s vibrant restaurant community.

“One out of 10 Delawareans work in restaurants, touching the lives of thousands of people every day. It is natural for restaurants to give back to their communities through donations, services, and providing a place to gather and connect. Our foundation remains dedicated to providing education and opportunities for all, but also supporting our communities and our workforce. We are proud to stand up this relief fund, and offer support to those who do so much every day to serve us all,” said Carrie Leishman, Delaware Restaurant Association and Delaware Restaurant Foundation president and CEO.

Visit for more information or to complete an application for the Industry Relief Fund.

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