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Beer, Dogs & Veterans Charity Concert

November 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST


Beer, Dogs & Veterans Charity Concert

Celebrate Veterans Day with Dogs on Deployment’s Charity Concert!

About this event

Join us as we celebrate, commemorate, and raise a glass in memory of a cherished community leader at the Beer, Dogs & Veterans Charity Fundraiser.

📅 Date: November 11, 2023

📍 Venue: Protector Brewery


About the Event:

Originally conceived by the San Diego-native and Navy-Veteran, Rich Setzer in 2015, the Beer, Dogs & Veterans Charity Fundraiser has since taken root in communities from San Diego to Hampton Roads and Pensacola, raising over $50,000 for the Rich Setzer Memorial Fund.

In 2020, we lost our dear friend Rich Setzer to health complications arising from COVID. This devastating loss was felt deeply across our community, not just for the loss of the genius behind this event, but for the loss of a man who bridged partnerships like the one between San Diego’s Spay & Neuter Action Project and Dogs on Deployment, enabling countless military and veteran pet parents to access affordable pet care.

Now, as we look ahead, we gather not in sadness but in celebration and determination to continue the legacy Rich left behind.

Event Highlights:

  • 🐕 Pet-Friendly Environment: Bring your furry friend and mingle with fellow pet lovers.
  • 🎶 Live Music: Lose yourself in the rhythms of Americana, folk, and country rock with live performances by Navy Veteran Alex Bergan, Justin Rodriguez, and the James Kelly Band.
  • 💃 Country Line Dancing: Put on your dancing boots and join @champagnecowgirldancing for lessons and entertainment.

🍺 Beverages & BBQ:

  • Enjoy a brew from the veteran-owned Protector Brewery, with 15% of all beer sales going directly to Dogs on Deployment.
  • Savor the taste of Nova Craft BBQ with 10% of the proceeds supporting our cause.
  • Quench your thirst with Project X wine coolers by Charlie Echo Winery, donating $1 per sale.

🎟 Raffle and Auctions:

  • Take part in our exciting raffle, with prize announcements coming on 11/1.
  • Make a bid for a special Tone Science Stratocaster, graciously donated by Vintage Guitar Workshop. Design details will be revealed on 11/1.

👕 Merchandise:

Wear your support with pride! Grab a special edition t-shirt and show the world you stand with Dogs on Deployment. Pre-order with your registration!

Join us for an unforgettable evening of camaraderie, music, dance, and charity, as we celebrate the bonds of community and the legacy of Rich Setzer. Your presence and support mean the world to us and the countless families and pets we serve.

See you there!


November 11, 2023
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
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Protector Brewery
8680 Miralani Drive
San Diego,, CA 92126 United States
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