Summer Music Festivals
Second Saturday, June & 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.
The street was closed and featured a stage at the northern end of the block and farmers market vendors, craft beer brewers, and some local blues bands rocked into the night. 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 first year’s success encouraged the merchants to add a second event, dubbed BrewGrass.
Entering its ninth year, the music festivals have become a neighborhood tradition and a real shindig. The question remains–is it a music festival with really good beer or a beer festival with really good music?
NEW THIS YEAR: BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE!
Convenience and savings in one fell swoop! Buy tickets online. click here to purchase Brews & Blues tickets.
Blues & Brews: Saturday, August 13th
Felonius Smith 1:00 – 1:45
Clay Kirkland Band 2:00 – 3:00
Augustus 3:15 – 4:15
Chris Daniels and friends 4:30 – 5:30
Buddy Whittington 5:45 – 6:45
Big Bill Morganfield 7:00 – 8:15
Eric Lindell, 8:45 – 10:00
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.
First Fridays | 4pm to 8pm
Join us on the first Friday of each month for the South Pearl Street First Friday Art Walk. Enjoy art from local artists and galleries as you stroll the street.
Sidewalk Sale “South Pearl Street”
First Full Weekend in June: the 3rd, 4th, and 5th
This is your opportunity to get clothing, shoes, bicycles, jewelry, home décor, and other great stuff at great prices. Early shoppers always find the best one-of-a-kind deals. When you need a break, stop for lunch or snacks at one of Pearl Street’s popular restaurants or coffee shops.
September 24th | 1pm to 9pm
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. 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 lenderhosen, 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)
Stein Holding Competition
Friday, December 2, 5 – 9 PM
Saturday, December 3, 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!