Blues & Brews concludes Summer Concert Series on Old South Pearl

(Courtesy of HobNob Events)

There’s nothing I like more than a lazy weekend afternoon, pouring a pint of beer, and blasting Jimi, Stevie, B.B., John Lee, Muddy, Kenny Wayne, Billie, Bonnie, Eric, and friends through my stereo speakers.  The rhythms get me going, the rifts tickle my spine, the bass just melts through the speakers, and stories speak to my old, crusty soul.  Yeah, I just love the blues.  Which is why I’ve had my Saturday, August 13th booked since the beginning of the summer.

I hope you have your next Saturday reserved for this great festival of beer and talented blues artists as they take the stage on Old South Pearl Street starting at noon.  Blues & Brews will run similarly to the previous events.  For entry, adults pay $5 (drink tickets are sold separately) and kids under 12 are free.  The summer started with Brewgrass, continued with South Pearl Jam, and is now concluding with the 5th Annual Blues & Brews.

Old South Pearl, the historic stretch between I-25, Evans, Downing, and Broadway (about 6 miles from downtown) boasts its fair share of 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.  And you’ll want to take advantage of the former two this weekend so you can enjoy the brews.  Pints will be pouring from Oskar Blues, Left Hand, Great Divide, Wynkoop, Twisted Pine, New Belgium, and Del Norte.

Here’s the lineup:

    • Felonius Smith (12:30-1:30pm)
    • Lionel Young Band (1:45-2:45pm)
    • She Groovez (3-4pm)
    • Bugs Henderson (4:15-5:30pm)
    • 3-Twins (5:45-7pm)
    • Big Bill Morganfield (7:15-8:30pm) — Muddy Waters’ son, by the by
    • Marcia Ball (8:45-10pm)

While you’re down there, check out some other Old South Pearl Street spots.  Cheers and see you then!

About Jess Hunter

Jess is a lady and a scholar. If she's not mulling over the various names of famous mustaches and their respective bitter cocktails, she's nibbling on American Craft Singles and Cantillon. Connect with her by email at