Breckenridge Brewery's annual music, beer, and barbecue anniversary celebration is July 8th. Back by popular demand is the VIP ticket upgrade, which is available for purchase starting at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time on Thursday, June 8th, at www.breckbrew.com/
Hootenanny. This year's VIP upgrade, of which only 100 will be sold, includes:
- premium viewing areas beside each of the stages
- air-conditioned VIP lounge inside the brewery's Tasting Room
- unlimited Breckenridge beer, Rocky Mountain sodas, and water
- catering provided by Wildflower Cafe of Evergreen
- private indoor restroom
- private outdoor gathering space in the new Beer Fort, just outside the Tasting Room
- commemorative Hootenanny 2017 t-shirt
- additional gifts
This special upgrade can be purchased at the time of Hootenanny ticket purchase, or it can be added to previously purchased tickets.
The Hootenanny attracts national and regional bluegrass and folk musicians, and this year’s event is no exception. Headlining the Hootenanny on the Brew House Stage will be bluegrass legend and the King of Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Sam Bush Band. Also headlining and closing out the Brew House Stage is a very special gathering of musicians that have named themselves the Hootenanny All-stars. United just for the Hootenanny, this “super group” is comprised of guitarist Eric Krasno from the bands Soullive and Lettuce, blues pianist Bill Payne from Little Feat and the Doobie Brothers, and Jeff Coffin, a touring member with The Dave Matthews Band playing saxophone. Adding to the already impressive group is singer/songwriter Nicki Bluhm from Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, Alwyn Robinson from Leftover Salmon and Tony Hall from the funk band, Dumpstaphunk. Special guests Jeff Austin, Jeremy Garrett from The Infamous Stringdusters, and Andy Thorn will be also joining the All-star jam. This cast of artists will be performing together for the first time with spontaneous collaboration and celebration.
The Farm House Stage offers its own unique collection of musicians. The Phoffman / Beck Quintet includes Paul Hoffman and Anders Beck of Greeensky Bluegrass, bassist Dominic Davis of Jack White and Steppin’ In It, and Jay Cobb Anderson and Tyler Thompson of Fruition. Other performances throughout the day across two stages are Zolopht, Jon Stickley Trio with Andy Thorn, Jeff Austin Band, Gipsy Moon, and The Sweet Lillies.
While the music is flowing, so will be Breckenridge Brewery beer, including new summer seasonal, Summer Pils, an experimental IPA, and festival favorites like Agave Wheat and Vanilla Porter. The brewery is introducing the “Nitro Experience” tent this year, which will provide samples of and education on its Nitro Series line. Beside the “Nitro Experience,” staff from the brewery’s pub in Breckenridge will be sampling a collection of its popular draft-only creations and one-off beers from kegs that they’re bringing down from the mountain just for the Hootenanny.
For additional information and ticket sales, go to www.breckbrew.com/
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