Durham Blues & Brews Festival
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The Exchange Club of Greater Durham presents the
Durham Blues & Brews Festival

What started as a rockin’ good time has become a Durham tradition, filled with music, food, and outstanding craft beer!

A Unique Festival

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.

More Than Just A Taste

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.

A Good Cause

Proceeds from the festival benefit local Durham charities and programs, 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, over $75,000 has been donated to worthy Durham causes in the first three years. Visit the local charities page for a list of the organizations we have supported.


Unlimited 12 oz. pours of the finest brews that North Carolina has to offer. 20 of NC’s best breweries will exhibit at this year’s festival.



The Willie Painter Band, Roy Roberts, and Nikki Hill



Food trucks are where it’s at! And we'll have ten of the best on site, ready to serve up good food, fast.

Food Trucks

Durham Blues & Brews Festival
May 19, 2018 · Durham Central Park

Map of Durham Central Park

Durham Blues & Brews Festival

May 19, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Durham Central Park
501 Foster St. Durham, NC 27701