Brewgrass Festival


News Release

asheville's Brewgrass festival reinvents itself after 23 years


(Asheville, NC) - Western North Carolina’s original craft beer festival, Brewgrass Festival, will return Saturday, October 5th, 2019 for its 23rd annual celebration. This year’s event, which will take place at the Salvage Station, located at 468 Riverside Drive in Asheville, North Carolina, will embrace a different format. Its direction will shift, focusing heavily on showcasing regionally and nationally known bluegrass acts and will no longer have a traditional beer tasting that has become the hallmark of beer festivals across the country.

When Brewgrass was the only local and regional showcase of the region’s soon-to-be booming craft beer scene. As the years progressed, what once was an intimate event grew steadily to become a 4000+ person beer festival, spotlighting fifty plus breweries and as well as a launch for up-and-coming bluegrass artists. Yet, since the inaugural celebration in 1996, the national craft beer culture has changed. To give this Asheville festival staying power, 2019 marks the beginning of exciting change. This year Brewgrass will officially transform from a beer festival with great bluegrass to a music festival to reflect the incredible Asheville music scene..

This year’s music lineup will include such headliners as Sam Bush, Jaime Kent, Unspoken Tradition, Sanctum Sully, Red Clay Revival and Eleanor Underhill & Friends. More artists will be announced and added to the festivities leading up to the big event.

Brewgrass 2019 will run from 3pm to midnight, with Sam Bush headlining at 8:15 pm. The general admission ticket price will cover the cost of the music but will no longer include a beer tasting. However, with a curated list of over 100 beers and ciders between nine different bars located all over the festival grounds, there will be no shortage of craft beverages for festival-goers to enjoy. People who purchase tickets will be allowed to come and go throughout the day as desired.