NC Brewers & Music FestivalSat. May 12, 2012 12:00pm - 10:00pm EDT (-04:00)
$7.00 - $35.00
2nd Annual North Carolina Brewer & Music Festival
This event features over three hours of free tasting, a day packed full of great music, beer education, and a chance to learn about and interact with area non-profits.
Under 21 or the DD for the day? No problem, weâ€™ve got plenty of space for you on the main field. Youâ€™ll get in with a designated wristband. Save room for food and merchandise, as local vendors will be on hand to please. Children 4 & Under are FREE!
2012 promises to be an exciting festival with the NCBMF already having six confirmed brewers including last year's "Best Brewer of the Festivalâ€ winner, NoDa Brewing Company. Also on board are Bird Song Brewing Company, Highland Brewing Company, Triple C Brewing Company, Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, Natty Greene's, Four Friends Brewing, Lone Rider Brewing Company, Big Boss Brewing Company, Ass Clown Brewing, Kind Beers, Westbend, Catawba Valley, and Heist. Rural Hill expects confirmation from many more breweries in the coming weeks.
NCBMF has seven national musical acts set to perform in 2012 including the Billboard Bluegrass chart-toppers Steep Canyon Rangers. With smooth vocals, smart songwriting, ferocious instrumentals and jaw-dropping harmony, the Rangers are bringing Bluegrass to music lovers across the USA and around the world. In 2011, the band's collaborative record with Steve Martin "Rare Bird Alertâ€ debuted at #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Chart and their solo record "Deep in the Shadeâ€ remained in the Bluegrass Top 10 for 18 weeks. The NCBMF line-up also includes the distinctive blend of neo-folk, classic soul, and Americana jam of the Ryan Montbleau Band, guitar legend and acoustic Americana flat picker Larry Keel and Natural Bridge, quickly rising CMT stars The Black Lillies, the Los Angeles punk-bluegrass band Old Man Markley, Charleston-based Sol Driven Train (returning from last season!), and BIG Something, winners of the Home Grown Music Network's 2010 "New Band of the Year" award.
Designated Driver or "Under 21â€ tickets will also be available for those coming for just to enjoy the music or to drive others home safely. Onsite camping is available by reservation which can be made on the festival website. Food and merchandise vendors will be on hand as well as other area non-profits to add to the festival experience.
For complete information on the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival, please visit www.NCBrewsMusic.com.
The event is presented by Historic Rural Hill and sponsored by McIntosh Law Firm, Highland Brewing Company, Bojangles, Beer Connoisseur Magazine, TheFullPint.com, the Charlotte Beer Club, North Carolina Brewer's Guild, Mountain Khakis, Eagle's Nest Outfitters, Bubba's Barbeque, The Kilted Buffalo, Real Yellow Pages, Hauser Rental and Midas Spring Water. Proceeds support the preservation of Historic Rural Hill.
For more than 250 years in historyâ€¦Rural Hill is located at 4431 Neck Road (off Beatties Ford Road) in Huntersville, 28078. The former homestead of Major John and Violet Davidson, the 265 acre site is maintained and promoted by Rural Hill and features annual events such as the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games, the Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze and the Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials. Rural Hill Inc. is a non-profit organization supported through membership and donations, and with proceeds from its events utilized for the preservation of historic Rural Hill and its education efforts. For more information on events or for financial support accepted securely online, please visit www.ruralhill.net.
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