Featured Event of the Month
When you hear the words “Brews” and “Blues” in the same sentence, you can pretty much guarantee it’s going to be a good time.
The annual Durham Brews & Blues Festival has become a springtime tradition at Durham Central Park, this year, taking place on May 20, 2017 from 5–10pm.
It’s not your typical beer or music festival – it’s a unique experience that brings great blues music together with only North Carolina beers, and brewers are on site to tell you about their products.
And this festival doesn’t skimp when it comes to the brews! Attendees get unlimited 12 oz. pours from an impressive list of 20 North Carolina breweries, such as Durham’s own Ponysaurus, Bull City Burger & Brewery, and Bull City Ciderworks, as well as state favorites like Raleigh Brewing, Big Boss Brewing Co., Foothills, and Carolina Brewery.
To help balance out all the great beverages, 10 food trucks will be on site, including Cousin’s Maine Lobster, Bulkogi, Bam Pow Chow, Baton Rouge Cuisine, and Lumpy’s Ice Cream.
And, of course, let’s not forget about the music! There’s the Willie Painter Band – four veterans of the NC music scene, playing a mix of danceable blues with a nod towards swinging jazz and an eclectic selection of rock and pop tunes.
There’s also Roy Roberts who, after receiving numerous awards, has earned his place among the finest artists playing blues today and will be a delight to hear on stage.
And Nikki Hill, who will blow you away with her no-filter energy and explosive live performance, delivering a sound that will make you believe in rock ‘n’ roll again.
Best of all, the Brews & Blues Festival is a non-profit event, where all proceeds are donated back to our wonderful community! Hosted by The Exchange Club of Greater Durham, over $50,000 was raised in the first two years. Local sponsors help make this event such a success. If you’re interested in becoming a 2017 sponsor, visit their sponsorship page to learn more.
Don’t wait to purchase tickets to this lively Durham event! Bites of Bull City readers enjoy an exclusive coupon offer: Use code “BITES” to save $5 and get ready to enjoy the best of both words – an afternoon of blues and brews at Durham Central Park.
Note: This is a sponsored post that contains information Bites of Bull City wrote and chooses to share because we believe it is of interest and relevant to our audience.
Photos courtesy of Blues & Brews Festival 2016