Brewgrass Festival 2015

Asheville, NC’s original beer festival is proud to announce the lineup for its 19th annual event happening on Saturday, September 19th. Jeff Austin Band, Truth & Salvage Co., Big Daddy Love, and Packway Handle Band will perform while over 50 breweries sample a diverse assortment of national and regional craft beers. Tickets for Brewgrass are on sale now!

Founded in 1996, Brewgrass Festival is Western North Carolina’s original craft beer festival. North Carolina is now home to over 100 breweries and brewpubs, and since those early days, Asheville has formed a burgeoning beer scene - even reigning as “Beer City USA” four years in a row. Brewgrass Festival’s annual event has always showcased some of the most in-demand and exciting brewers in the region.

You are just one click away from getting your tickets to beer heaven! Tickets for Brewgrass Festival sell out every year. We do encourage guests to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.

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VIP TICKETS

For those who want the ultimate Brewgrass Festival experience, we recommend purchasing a VIP ticket which includes: 

  • FREE Catered Fare
  • Access to private bathrooms
  • Premiere Viewing Access from Backstage
  • General entry into the event
  • Access to full music lineup experience
  • Access to 50+ Breweries
  • A souvenir tasting glass
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GEN. ADMISSION

This ticket includes:

  • General entry into the event
  • Access to full music lineup experience
  • Access to 50+ Breweries
  • A souvenir tasting glass
*ONLY AVAILABLE ON DAY OF THE EVENT!

*ONLY AVAILABLE ON DAY OF THE EVENT!

SAFE DRIVER

This ticket includes:

  • General entry into the event
  • Access to full music lineup experience

*This ticket is only available for purchase at the gate on the day of the event. There will be plenty of tickets available for this item.

We are always on the cutting edge of introducing craft beer fans to a variety of beer styles and flavors. 

Does your brewery want to attend Brewgrass 2015? Request an application here: Brewery Application.

What goes great with craft beer? Amazing music, of course. This year's lineup includes...

THE JEFF AUSTIN BAND

Mandolinist Jeff Austin is unstoppable. He is celebrated for his fleet fingers and penchant for improvisation on stage, but those qualities also speak volumes about how he chooses to live. Austin has cultivated his natural musical abilities and allowed himself to be driven by his boldest instincts.  In this way, he has been able to build positive, exciting momentum around his life’s greatest passion.

Jeff Austin, formerly of Yonder Mountain String Band, will be joined by Danny Barnes, Ross Martin and Eric Thorin.


TRUTH & SALVAGE CO.

While the group has received positive ink from Rolling Stone, USA Today and the British music press and played major stages like Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, San Francisco’s Fillmore and Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium, the real truth of this band lies in their unceasing dedication to honest, passionately delivered music on whatever stage or studio they’re currently in, be it a tiny club or a massive amphitheatre, a cramped public radio station studio or a well-appointed recording facility. What is true in one sphere is true in all of them, and that truth is six endearingly sincere, incredibly talented guys who want nothing more than to inform and uplift through song.


BIG DADDY LOVE

Big Daddy Love is a five-piece band with a unique and natural blend of rock, roots and grass that they call ‘Appalachian Rock’. Above the mix, the lead vocals and acoustic guitar accompaniment of their principal songwriter, Scott Moss, command the listener's attention and call for the harmonies that arise in response. Big Daddy Love's high-energy performances, fueled by this combination of fiery vocals, striking instrumental dynamics that range from bombastic assaults to soothing grooves, have garnered them a strong, passionate following throughout their home region.


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PACKWAY HANDLE BAND

The Packway Handle Band serves up a dark and passionate folk aesthetic, “…with a side of blood” [Sarah Hagerman, jambase.com]. The five members of Packway have wowed audiences for over a decade with near perfect 4-part harmonies and seemingly boundless on-stage synergy. Their performance is focused around a tight cluster of microphones surrounded by an arsenal of acoustic and electric instruments: banjo, fiddle, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, upright and electric bass, and an ever-changing array of percussive accessories, sometimes called "The Rattletrap." Packway's sound is steeped in old-fashioned bluegrass, but they hold a niche in the American music realm that's all their own. 

RULES & FAQs

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE EVENT? 
Please bring your printed or physical ticket and a valid, government issued 21+ photo ID. Attendees who do not have their ticket or ID will not be admitted to the event and will not be refunded. And don’t forget a positive attitude.

HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?
Click this LINK, and find out!

IS THERE A LIMIT ON HOW MUCH BEER IS SERVED?
Your safety is important to us. Each brewery will be providing a certain amount of allocated beer in ounce pours. We do encourage all guests to drink responsibly, and will act accordingly if that person is not acting responsibly. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T MAKE THE EVENT?
Beer City Festival tickets are non-refundable, but ticket holders may transfer tickets to someone else who is 21+. Tickets are transfered by printing out the ticket and handing it to the person of your choice.

WILL THE EVENT BE CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER?
Beer City Festival is a rain or shine event.  In extreme conditions, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the event. If the cancellation occurs prior to the commencement of the event, attendees will be notified of the cancellation by email.

I DON’T DRINK. CAN I STILL ATTEND?
Yes, of course!  Designated Driver tickets will be available for purchase at the front gate on the day of the event.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED?
No, this is a strictly 21+ event. No one underage will be admitted for any reason.

IS THERE AN ATM ON SITE?
ATMs are available throughout the event.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?
Sorry, no pets are allowed. Service animals will be allowed as permitted by federal law.

CAN I BRING MY OWN FOOD OR BEVERAGES INTO THE FESTIVAL?
No outside food or beverages will be permitted. You will need to dispose of it prior to entrance. We will have food vendors within the event site. 

CAN I BUY BEER AT THE EVENT OR BRING EMPTY OR FULL BOTTLES HOME WITH ME?
ABSOLUTELY no beer can be removed from the festival site, nor is it available for purchase. Feel free to visit any of the brewer's permanent locations to purchase their beer.

DRINK RESPONSIBLY. HAVE FUN!
Beer City Festival is focused on providing a fun and educational atmosphere for guests to experience new beers. All guests of the event are expected to drink responsibly and ensure they have a safe and responsible means of transportation before leaving the event. Any guest who is intoxicated before entering the event, as determined by event security, will be denied entry to the event. Any guest found intoxicated during the event and causing a disturbance, as determined by event security, will be asked to leave the facility without refund and may be subject to further consequences.