Unlimited 12 oz. pours of the finest brews that North Carolina has to offer. 20 of NC’s best breweries exhibit every year.Breweries
Featuring Johnny Sansone, The Nighthawks and the Otis Kings.
New bands every year!
Food trucks are where it’s at! And we have a variety on site, ready to serve up good food, fast.Food Trucks
What started as a rockin’ good time has become a Durham tradition, filled with music, food, and outstanding craft beer! After a pandemic break, we came back in 2022—it just keeps getting better.
This isn’t a Beer Fest with music, or a Blues Fest with beer. It’s a new type of event, designed to be a unique experience, by offering great Blues music and only North Carolina Craft Beers.
The Brewers will be on site to tell you about their Breweries and Beers while you sample from their selection. Not the “shots” you get at Beer Fests, but a full 12 oz. pour for you to enjoy while learning about their beers, and listening to great blues bands. This eliminates spending excessive time standing in lines and allows you time to enjoy the music, beer, and your friends. Recently we’ve added wine and cider!
Proceeds from the festival benefit non-profit organizations in the Durham area, across the nation, and abroad, including the Exchange Family Center, a Durham-based non-profit agency dedicated to preventing child abuse. Thanks to the support of our sponsors and ticket holders, in our first seven years, we have raised over $200,000 — all donated to worthy causes. Visit the charities page for a list of the organizations we have supported.