We know and love our famous pairings. Adam & Eve. Batman & Robin. Calvin & Hobbes. Sherlock Holmes & Dr. Watson. Beer & Music.
It doesn’t surprise us at all for Denver to bring beer and music together so specifically. After all, it’s a city with the highest number of microbreweries per capita than any other state and with a booming music scene (Red Rocks, anyone?). And it’s time for the festivals to break out in Colorado. Beginning that season is one my favorites: the 5th annual South Pearl Street Music Series, including BrewGrass (this Saturday, June 11 from noon-10pm), South Pearl Jam Festival (NEW! Saturday, July 9th from noon to 10pm) and Blues & Brews (Saturday, August 13th from noon to 10pm).
Old South Pearl, the cute historic stretch located between Evans and I-25 about 6 miles from downtown, boasts restaurants, bars, art galleries, specialty stores and more. It’s lightrail-able (to the Louisiana Pearl Station on the E/F/H line), cab-able, and drivable. Wash(ington) Park is right up the way, and it has the funky urban vibe while still being highly residential with a suburbia edge. I love this area. And I love BrewGrass even more. Since growing up with Sunday Harmonica Days, I have an affinity for beers and great music and this music event doesn’t disappoint.
With eight bluegrass groups throughout the day and microbreweries on hand, you’ll be sure to have a great time. Bands this year include the following line-up:
- Loose Cannon (1-1:30pm)
- The Giving Tree (1:45-2:45pm)
- Whitewater Ramble (3-4pm)
- Missy Raines & the New Hip (4:15-5:30pm)
- Ryan Montbleau Band (5:45-6:55pm)
- Split Lip Rayfield (7:10-8:25pm)
- Truth & Salvage Co (8:45-10pm)
For entry, adults pay $5 (beer is acquired through the purchase of tokens) and kids under 12 are free. Last year’s beers included Great Divide, Strange, Deschutes, New Belgium, and more. We’re looking forward to finding out what’ll be there this weekend. The grub is great, the brews are fabulous, the music is rocking, and it’s bound to be a blast. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Stay tuned next week for more coverage of the pubs on Pearl, the bars by Wash Park. Have fun this week and cheers!
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