The City of Grayson Downtown Development Authority (DDA) hosts the Third Annual Grayson Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival in Grayson City Park on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Building on the success of past year’s inaugural festival, there will be more than 100 brew samplings in the secure park venue.
The City of Snellville has offered their mobile stage for Grayson's use, and numerous city officials and residents, including Susan Chapallear, Tom Witts, Diane Krause, Bobby Howard, Marilyn Swinney and Marcy Pharris, will volunteer their time for the festival.
This year’s Exclusive Malt Beverage Sponsor is Pyramid Brewing, distributed by Eagle Rock Distributing. Grayson is excited to welcome Devon Allman’s Honeytribe to this year’s festival as the featured blues act. They’ll be playing some incredible music that will resonate with their blues background along with some Southern favorites that many of us know and love.
Also returning to the stage this year is Grayson’s favorite Rock/Blues Band, Critical Velocity. The Grant & Moe Show with Buddy on Bass will bring some acoustic blues to the day and we’ll introduce attendees to one of our new favorites, Threez Harmony. It’s going to be a music filled day!
Ticket sales are limited to 2,000 and are already on sale via www.Grayson-BluesandBrews.com and locally at the Hail Mary Pub, Johnny’s Pizza in Grayson, Summits Wayside Tavern in Snellville, Summit Chase Country Club, and the Beverage SuperStore in Suwanee. Presale tickets are $25 each; prices on the day of the event are $30. This is an adult-only event - you must be 21 to enter; pets are not allowed.
The festival wouldn’t be possible without the many community sponsors who have step forward to be part of this growing event: Hail Mary Sports Pub, Johnny’s Pizza in Grayson, Summit Chase Country Club, Beverage Superstore of Grayson, C.A. Murren, Friends of Brett Harrell, Hamilton Financial Services, Chelsea Gardens, Beer Connoisseur Magazine, Republic Services, TealOrbit, Beverage Control, Precision Planning, Moosehead Marketing, Stone Mountain Ice, Brand Mortgage, Pioneer Waste, Odd Job Bob, Georgia Property Restoration, Edens Heating & Cooling, Wages Funeral, Parkside at Grayson, Quality Awards of Grayson, Mid Georgia Pest Control, Mr. Transmission of Snellville, Toby Sexton Tires, Patriot Pools and Printing Trade Company.
Grayson Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival is hosted by the Grayson DDA whose goal is to promote and advance the city of Grayson by acting as a liaison between business and government; and to assist in improvements of all types for the benefit of Grayson’s Citizens and the community. Funds from this event will be used to augment the community’s efforts to help those in need through the Grayson Children’s Fund.