Deschutes Brewery made its first introduction to Roanoke this week with a series of events that culminated in one gigantic party complete with music, food, fun and taps pouring copious amounts of its signature brews. The heat was in full effect yesterday, but that didn’t keep the Roanoke crowd away where more than 20,000 were in attendance for the Roanoke Street Pub.
Admission to the Deschutes Street Pub was free and those in attendance were able to chose from over 50 different types of beer on tap. One hundred percent of the beer proceeds went to benefit local charities, and more than 20 nonprofits had tents onsite where attendees could learn more about their cause.
Of course it wouldn’t be a party without music, and Deschutes had that covered too. Two stages, Elmwood Park Amphitheater and the Jefferson Street Stage, hosted music throughout the day.
Here’s a full list of the bands and charities, followed by a photo gallery of some of the action. Yesterday’s Street Pub proved that Deschutes knows how to throw one heck of a party. We at Blue Ridge Rocks happily welcome you to the Roanoke Valley!
Jefferson Street Stage:
Dharma Bombs, The Floorboards, Eternal Summers, Place Called Home, and My Radio
Elmwood Park Stage:
River Whyless, Funky Dawgz Brass Band, and Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Community Charities that received proceeds from Street Pub beer sales:
Roanoke Outside, Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, Feeding America Southwest Virginia, Pathfinders for Greenways, Roanoke IMBA, Clean Valley Council, LEAP for Local Food, Family Promise of Greater Roanoke, and Bradley Free Clinic of Roanoke Valley
Photos by Jenna Lazeby