By Lydia Denney /

Don’t want to be hungover the Monday after St. Patrick’s Day? Check out Flood Valley Brewing’s pre-St. Patrick’s Day party for all your Irish fixings. Owner of Flood Valley Chris Rohr encouraged everyone to join the party and enjoy their Irish food and drink specials, including a keg of Irish Death beer.

“Come out, wear green and be ready to have some fun,” Rohr said. “The high side is that it’s a laid back place. With beer versus liquor, you don’t end up with fights and puking, it’s just gonna be a good night.”

During the party, there will also be live music provided by Olympia-based rockabilly band The Roostertails. They are a great band and friends of Flood Valley, Rohr said.

The Roostertails’ band members.

The band formed in the spring of 2018 when band members “Yotes” and Travis Bailey decided they wanted to start a band and bring in Travis’ father Dave Bailey to join them.

Their band name comes from Yotes’ interest in hydroplane racing, where a rooster tail is the wall of water that a boat’s propeller creates. It was a catchy sounding name that fit in with Sun Record’s rooster logo, Yotes said.

Their rockabilly genre brings upbeat, danceable music that’s early rock n’ roll with a swing beat. They also play some country and hillbilly classics and soup them up, Dave Bailey said.

So far the band has done mini tours around the Pacific Northwest area, but they are planning to reach further this summer with Montana shows in August.

“(Flood Valley) was one of the first venues that gave us a chance when we started off,” Yotes said. “The venue’s been great to us, Chris has been great to us and all the people that come down there have been amazing to us right from the start.”

Recently the band released their first EP called “The Shakedown Sessions,” including five original songs that they recorded at home. It’s a fun group of songs, Travis said.

The Roostertails have played at Flood Valley Brewing three times, and they are excited to get people dancing on St. Patrick’s Day by playing some drinking songs with Irish flair.

“Flood Valley is doing a lot for the community in terms of bringing in music and keeping their calendar full with music and comedy,” Dave said. “They’ve got super loyal, friendly locals and a customer base that just makes people feel welcome.”

The party will start at 9 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Flood Valley Brewing. For more information, visit their

Facebook page or the band’s website at

The Roostertails

Dave Bailey – Guitar, Vocals

Yotes – Upright Bass, Vocals

Travis Bailey – Drums

What is your favorite thing about St. Patrick’s Day?

“Corned beef and Irish soda bread.”-Yotes

“Irish punk and the music that comes with that atmosphere.” – Travis

“We have some Irish heritage so I feel like it’s important every time St. Patrick’s Day comes around that we’re out having a party and making a joyful noise.” – Dave

Flood Valley Brewing’s Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Party

Saturday, March 16, from
9 p.m.-12 a.m.