Blues-n-Brews Festival returning the first Saturday in October

blues-n-brewsTickets are now on sale for the 2015 Blues-n-Brews Festival in downtown Adrian on Saturday, October 3. The annual festival features beer, wine and hard cider from more than 30 Michigan breweries and wineries along with live blues music. The event, at The Pavilion at 115 Toledo S.t, will be held from 4-10 p.m. with early entry at 3 p.m. for VIP ticketholders.

The Blues-n-Brews group organizes this annual event as a way for music lovers and craft beer enthusiasts to enjoy an eclectic sampling of beers from across the state of Michigan and great live music without having to travel outside the Lenawee County area.

The featured breweries for this year’s event include Atwater, Bell’s, Chelsea Alehouse, Cotton Brewing Company, Dark Horse Brewing Company, Grand River Brewing, New Holland, Shorts, Rochester Mills, Tecumseh Brewing and more. Some of these beers will be available at restaurants and bars in Downtown Adrian during the Blues-n-Brews Tap Takeover on Friday, October 2.

Two Michigan blues bands will provide entertainment during the festival. Jackson-based band Kevin Nichols and Blue Tuesday will play from 3:30 to 6 p.m. and Broken Arrow Blues Band, from Brighton, will take the stage from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

“It’s great to see the Blues-n-Brews Festival continue to grow each year and bring in people from across the area,” said Catrina Ossmann, director of the Lenawee County Conference and Visitors Bureau.

Tickets for the event are $25 each in advance and are available online at blues-n-brews.com or at participating KeyBank locations. Tickets are $30 each at the door (21 and over with valid identification only). Admission includes 10 drink tickets to sample some of the finest breweries from across Michigan. Designated Driver tickets, which do not include drink samples, are $10 each.

New this year is the VIP ticket package for$50 each, which includes early entry, a T-shirt, and a glass. Hotel packages with shuttle service to and from the festival will also be available.

More information is available online at www.blues-n-brews.com or Facebook.com/bluesnbrews.adrian.