The first incarnation of the Old School Beerfest will be held Saturday at Old School Square on Atlantic Avenue and is set to feature more than 50 beers and two great South Florida ensembles. In between heady beverages and almost a dozen food trucks, reggae all-stars the Resolvers and rock 'n' roll veterans the Dillengers are set to perform live.
Florida breweries the Funky Buddha and Cigar City will be on deck along with nationally distributed craft brew mavericks like Magic Hat and Terrapin Beer Co.
the Old School Square Culture and Arts center decided it was time for
something different. Keeping pace with the trending world of microbrews,
the daylong event will be the first of its kind for the city and will
raise funds to expand the Free Friday Concert Series at the Old School
The previously held 12-week music series featured acts
like Amber Leigh, the Valerie Tyson Band, and the Blue Fire Band and
will now extend into 16 weeks starting this October.
a good cause is something to get behind, and as technical director
Brian Ridolfo explains, "We like to think the brewing of craft beers is
an art form in and of itself. As such, we are utilizing the event as an
opportunity to introduce one group of patrons, craft beer aficionados,
to the growing local live music scene in Delray in general and Old
School Square in particular."
enough, the three-day Open Grass Earth Day Music & Arts Festival at
Kevro's Art Bar sandwiches the beer festival with music starting in the
afternoon and going on into the late evening each day. Homegrown local
talent like acoustic guru Mike Mineo to Frank Zappa tribute band the
Merry Franksters will mingle among 12 diverse acts ranging from
psychedelic rock to jazz fusion.
Also included in the mix will be arts
and craft vendors, belly dancers, local festive cuisine, and a "Big Ass
Jam" by the Psychedelic Zoo to close things out on Sunday. For just $5 a
day or $10 for the whole weekend, you can't beat this chance to
celebrate peace, love, happiness, and music over the holiday weekend.
Well played, Delray.
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