Posted: 11:14 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014

First ever Charlotte Beerfest happens Saturday, Blues Travler headline

Blues Traveler will perform at Charlotte Beerfest
Blues Traveler will perform at Charlotte Beerfest

Local breweries are at it again, joining up with the Charlotte Knights to bring what they hope will be one of Charlotte's biggest beer festivals.

And it looks like they’re going to deliver! With bands like Blues Traveler, Simplified and Charity Case scheduled to play, along with great beer from breweries like Olde Mecklenburg, Foothills Brewing, Natty Greene’s, Magic Hat and SweetWater, festival goers will not be disappointed.

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The inaugural Charlotte Beerfest will take place Saturday, September 20 from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Knights.

Sample some of the best brews made in North Carolina as well as other selections from all over the world. There will also be a wide variety of great food, plus beer-themed games and events.

General admission cost $50, and VIP admission cost $100. All ticket packages include an unlimited sampling of beers and access to all music performances. General admission also includes a sampling of craft beers and a Charlotte Beerfest sampling cup.

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The VIP package includes all general admission benefits plus expedited entrance line at the gate, VIP area with exclusive craft beers not available to other festival attendees, hospitality area and VIP – only restroom facilities, along with VIP gift bag, t-shirt and custom pint glass. 

Advanced tickets may be purchased online at
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids and the USO of North Carolina.

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