Second Saturdays in June and August

What happens when you mix a warm summer afternoon, ice-cold draft beer, and some fun, funky music? You get the South Pearl Street Music Festivals!
Inaugurated in 2007, the brainchild of a South Pearl Street merchant, the first Blues & Brews debuted on August 11th on the 1200 block of South Pearl Street. Hoping to attract 1,000 people and not to lose too much money, the event was a huge success with more than 5,000 people on the street and–like any great party–a last minute beer run! The music festivals have become a neighborhood tradition and real shindigs. The question remains–are they music festivals with really good beer or beer festivals with really good music?

Blues & Brews on South Pearl Street
Saturday, August 12, 1-10p.m.

The lineup for Blues & Brews on August 12 demonstrates just how vibrant and flexible the blues remains as a genre in 2017. From the musical melting pot sounds of New Orleans’ The Iguanas, to the get-in-the-van-and-kick-out-the-jams roots rock of The Deltaz, festival goers will find it hard to keep still throughout the day’s sonic tour of the blues. John Nemeth, Kirkland Daniels Project, Dragondeer, Ricky Earl featuring Cherise, the Taylor Scott Band, and The Deltaz round out the lineup.
Tickets for Blues & Brews are available in advance for $8, or $10 at the gate, day of show.

V.I.P. Beer Tasting Hour
Noon-1p.m. | $25 advance ticket | $30 ticket day of show

Join us from Noon-1pm for an exclusive preview of small batch, exploratory and interesting beers.  These beers will only be available for the first hour.  Upon entry you’ll also receive a tasting glass for unlimited beers during that hour and a chance to talk with the breweries before the crowds.  Your VIP ticket also includes entrance into the festival for the remainder of the day.
Tickets for VIP Beer Tasting at BrewGrass are available in advance for $25, or $30 at the gate, day of show.

FAQ’s and Tips

No pets.
Wear sun protection.
Strollers, walkers, chairs, and umbrellas are welcome.
Bike parking available at south entrance.
$10 entry at the gate day of show.
Cash only for entrance.
Credit cards are accepted for beer tickets and food trucks.
Children under 12 are free.
No outside alcohol.
No glass.

Interested in Being a Vendor?

Brewery and other vendors for the Music Festivals on South Pearl Street are coordinated by HobNob Events. Click here to go to the Brewery Application, or click here for the Music Festival Vendor Application.



September 30

It’s hard to think of a better way to say goodbye to summer than gathering with great company to celebrate Oktoberfest! The low-key, undeniably fun event is back with only the best beers, brats, and jams along with a Stein Holding Competition. Find us on the 1500 block of South Pearl Street starting in the early afternoon until the late evening hours when no one wants to go home. So grab your stein, pull out that German fedora and lederhosen, and come eat amazing food and drink lots of beer with us!

Admission: FREE to attend (but it does cost to eat and drink the good stuff)


Friday, December 1, 5 – 9 PM
Saturday, December 2, 11 AM – 5 PM

Visit us on the 1400 and 1500 blocks of South Pearl Street for Box Elder Horse and Wagon rides, a holiday market with gift and food vendors, local merchant open house from the 1200 – 1900 blocks, and appearances by Santa! Live music will be filling the street. Enjoy a hot adult beverage as well as hot chocolate and cider for the kids. Our open aire market will feature a christmas tree lot, holiday greenery, and returning farmers’ market vendors. Come out and feel the holiday cheer with us!