The 2nd Annual Blues & Brews Festival is scheduled for October 19, 2013 at the Pavilion, 115 Toledo Street, in beautiful downtown Adrian. Doors open at 3:00 p.m. with live entertainment running though the event’s close at 9:00 p.m.
Opening this year’s event is Chelsea’s Bigfoot Bob and the Toe Tappers. Big Smooth and the Hellraisers, from Waterford, takes the stage at 5:00 p.m.; headlining this year’s lineup at 7:00 p.m. is the Thirsty Perch Blues Band from Grand Rapids.
This year’s beer offerings have been hand-selected by the Blues & Brews Group to provide a broad range of styles and flavors. Over 150 beers from Michigan and national brewers will be available. Some of the featured breweries are Bell’s Brewery, Inc., Short’s Brewing Company, Dark Horse Brewing Co., Petoskey Brewing, Rochester Mills Beer Co., New Belgium Brewing and Shock Top. A selection of local wines will also be available for sampling.
Food vendors will serve a wide variety of products from BBQ pork, Mexican cuisine, hot dogs, and more. Downtown Adrian features a variety of restaurants that will be open to serve Blues & Brews Festival attendees.
The event is organized by the non-profit organization, The Blues and Brews Group, as a way to highlight all that the Downtown Adrian and Lenawee County area has to offer. Last year’s event drew over 700 guests. This year Blues & Brews Group president, David Thomas, anticipates an even larger crowd. “Planning for this year’s festival has been underway since the last guitar riff last year. We are anticipating over 1,500 tickets to be sold for the 2013 Festival, and we can’t wait,” said Thomas.
Tickets for the event are $25 in advance and $30 each at the door. Included in admission will be live entertainment and ten ‘tastes’ from some of the finest breweries from across Michigan and around the globe. Tickets can be purchased online at www.blues-n-brews.com or at participating United Bank & Trust locations.
Organizations interested in sponsorship should contact David Thomas, at (517) 260-0934 or [email protected]
More information is also available online at http://www.blues-n-brews.com or https://www.facebook.com/bluesnbrews.adrian