For the past 22 years, the Southern Brewers Festival has brought the gifts of beer and live music to Ross’s Landing, and this Saturday, from 2 p.m. to midnight, the tradition continues.
Over 50 breweries will be represented at the Southern Brewers Festival, ranging from local favorites like The Terminal Brewhouse and Chattanooga Brewing Company, to bigger names like Guinness, Sam Adams, and Blue Moon. A ticket will get you one beer token, equal to half a beer, and additional tokens will be available for two dollars each.
The beer will flow until 11:30 p.m., only half an hour before the festival ends, so you’ll have plenty of time to sample the multitude of breweries present on the riverfront. And if beer isn’t your thing, not a problem. Soft drinks and water will also be available.
This year’s lineup for live music includes the fearless performer JJ Grey & Mofro; the anthemic rock and dazzling light show of Perpetual Groove, back from a two-year hiatus; and Chattanooga’s very own Nick Lutsko, who is quickly making a name for himself with his funk-folk indie rock-pop, his high-energy live shows, and puppets.
Proceeds for this event will go to benefit Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block, a program that uses puppetry to further children’s education, and the CraftWorks foundation, a charitable branch of CraftWorks restaurants and breweries.
The event takes place at historic Ross’s Landing, right on the riverfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and set yourself up for a night of music, beer, and fun.