The featured breweries for this year’s event include: Atwater, Bell’s, Chelsea Alehouse, Cotton Brewing Company, Dark Horse Brewing Company, Grand River Brewing, New Holland, Shorts, Rochester Mills, Tecumseh Brewing and more.
Two Michigan blues bands will provide entertainment during the festival. The Martin Hodor Blues Project, will play from 3:30-6:00 P.M. and Big Smooth and the Hellraisers take the stage from 6:30-9:00 P.M.
Tickets for the October 1 festival are $25 each in advance and are available online at blues-n-brews.com or at participating KeyBank locations. Tickets are $30 each at the door (21 and over with valid identification only). Admission includes 10 drink tickets to sample some of the finest breweries from across Michigan.
Designated Driver tickets, which do not include drink samples, are $10 each. VIP ticket packages are also available for $55 each, which includes early entry (3 P.M.) t-shirt, glass, food voucher and extra drink tickets. Hotel packages with shuttle service to and from the festival will also be available.
The Blues-n-Brews Group is expanding this year to include events on Friday, September 30. Select restaurants and bars in Downtown Adrian will host a Blues-n-Brews Tap Takeover on Friday, September 30 featuring some of the beers on tap that will be available at the festival. Cotton Brewing Company will have a special release at their location, 626 Oak St., Adrian and a Paint and Pour event will be also take place from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at The Pavilion.
“As craft beer continues to solidify its presence throughout the state, I believe that the awareness and the publicity that it receives could not be accomplished without local events and festivals such as Blues-n- Brews,” said Justin Gifford, executive director of the Lenawee County Conference and Visitors Bureau. “Blues-n-Brews brings locals and visitors together to share in good music, lots of laughs and some great Michigan craft beer, wine and cider. Events like this are important to tourism as they provide excitement and a sense of pride for the locals who then can generate awareness by sharing their experience with others.”