This Saturday, Deschutes Brewery brings the Street Pub one-day celebration back to downtown Roanoke. With family-friendly entertainment, music, food, and tastings of all its excellent brews, the day promises to be an even bigger success than last year’s inaugural event.
The Deschutes Street Pub is a roving tour of good beer for good causes, which travels the country each summer putting on a day-long “block party” which generates funds for local nonprofits and introduces folks to the brewery. This year it will be hitting Cincinnati, Ohio, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Portland, Oregon and Sacramento, California. Roanoke will be its second stop. Last year’s event raised more than $80,000 for local nonprofits. This year, proceeds will benefit the Roanoke Outside Foundation, Pathfinders for Greenways, Bradley Free Clinic & Blue Ridge Land Conservancy.
While last year’s event was held on a sweltering day in August, this Saturday the temps will be a bit more mild, and should make for a good day of wandering among the local vendors, and soaking in the live music from two stages. The musical line-up features a mix of local talent familiar to many of our followers, as well as a few new out-of-town bands that Roanokers will surely love. So far, the line-up includes:
Elmwood Amphitheater Stage
4:00-5:30pm – The Broadcast. Soulful blues roots rock quartet from Asheville, NC.
6:00-7:30pm – Funky Dawgz Brass Band. Funk, jazz, soul band out of Storrs, CT.
8:00pm-10:00pm – Swift Technique. Philadelphia’s premiere funk & soul extravaganza.
Jefferson Street Stage
2:00-3:30pm – Monster Atlantic. Locally grown, sustainable sourced, 90s-inspired rock band.
4:00-5:30pm – Dharma Bombs. Appalachian Dixieland band out of Richmond.
6:00-7:30pm – Place Called Home. Roots rock and blues-infused.
8:00-10:00pm – Low Low Chariot. Country rock trio from of our own Star City.
You can find out more about the Street Pub event on the Deschutes site, where you can also play with the “Beer Selector” to find the right Deschutes brew for your tastes, and explore beer-infused recipes which sound amazing!
Blue Ridge Rocks staff members will be out there snapping pics and covering the live music, so if you see one of us with our snazzy lanyards, stop and say “Hello!”