Durham Blues & Brews Festival

Another festival is in the books!
See you next year!

Beer Taps


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

Johnny Sansone


2024 Featured Johnny Sansone, The Nighthawks and the Otis Kings.
New bands every year!

Food Trucks


Food trucks are where it’s at! And we have a variety on site, ready to serve up good food, fast.

Food Trucks

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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! After a pandemic break, we came back in 2022—it just keeps getting better.

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. Recently we’ve added wine and cider!

A Good Cause

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.

Durham Blues & Brews Festival

May 17, 2025 · Durham Central Park

Map of Durham Central Park

Durham Blues & Brews Festival

May 17, 2025
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Durham Central Park
501 Foster St. Durham, NC 27701