Big Day at the Dock Returns May 2

As the Big Day of Giving – affectionately known as Big DoG—gears up for its sixth year, several local non-profits have teamed up with Sudwerk Brewing Co. to carry on a community event that focuses on fun and philanthropy.

Davis Media Access, Davis Music Festival, Davis Phoenix Coalition, and Soroptimist of Greater Davis are the combined force behind Big Day at the Dock, to be held Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 6-9 p.m. at the Sudwerk Brewing Co. Dock Store, 2001 Second Street in Davis. Davis Media Access and Davis Music Festival began organizing Big DoG events with Sudwerk five years ago, with the event growing and other partners joining over time. This year's event features a record 27 area non-profits participating.

Big Day at the Dock features live music by rhythmic pop duo me&you, and jamgrass/reggae/funk band Red Dirt Ruckus; a micro performance by Acme Theatre Company; information tables and giving stations from a wide variety of non-profits; a BBQ by Davis Firefighters; food trucks by Chickpeas and The Buckhorn, and of course the beer for which Sudwerk is famous. Sudwerk is generously donating a portion of beer sales to offset event costs. Local radio station KDRT 95.7 FM (a project of Davis Media Access) will provide a live broadcast of the event from 6-9 p.m., which will also be live online.  Chris Preston provides sound for the event. Sudwerk is an all-ages venue and entrance is free; there will be some kids’ activities available as well.  For more information, please email Autumn Labbe-Renault at or call DMA at (530) 757-2419.