Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Blues-N-Blues Festival October 1st Features Michigan Breweries And Live Music

Written by  Paul Starr
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The Blues-n-Brews Festival will return to Downtown Adrian on Saturday, October 1, 2016. The annual festival features beer, wine and hard cider from more than 30 Michigan breweries and wineries and live blues music. The event will be at The Pavilion, 115 Toledo St, from 4:00-10:00 P.M. with early entry at 3:00 P.M. for VIP ticket holders.
The Blues-n-Brews Group organizes this annual event as a way for music lovers and craft beer enthusiasts to enjoy an eclectic sampling of beers from across the state of Michigan and great live music.

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.”

The event is made possible thanks to corporate sponsors: The Daily Telegram, Key Bank and Lenawee County Conference and Visitors Bureau, and ticket sponsor, Adrian Tecumseh Fence. The Blues-n-Brews Group is seeking additional sponsors and volunteers for the event, and those interested should contact David Thomas, group president at 517.260.0934 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

More information on the festival is also available online at www.blues-n-brews.com or Facebook.com/bluesnbrews.adrian

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.