Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Of Montreal, Whigs headline new beer, arts festival

Athens' bands Of Montreal (pictured) and the Whigs will headline Brewz - a new music and arts festival taking place at NC Music Factory October 19. Other acts include Kool A.D. of acclaimed Brooklyn hip-hop trio Das Rascist, Raleigh indie-rock band the Love Language, and Charleston jam rockers Dangermuffin. NC acts Mr. Invisible, the New Familiars, Dirty Art Club, Ancient Cities, Stranger Day, Stereoloud, and Shuhandz round out the eclectic bill.

Brewz features beer on tap from a number of local and regional breweries including Heist Brewery, NoDa Brewing, Olde Mecklenburg, Triple C Brewing, and Birdsong Brewing. Participating regional breweries will be announced at a later date. 

A portion of proceeds will go to The Jimmy V. Foundation - a non-profit organization that raises funds for cancer research in memory of NC State University basketball coach Jim Valvano. Tickets are available in advance online for $25 here. Tickets will be $35 at the door. The 18 and up event runs from noon to 11 p.m. The event is being put on by CLTure, RockHouse Events, NC Music Factory, and the organizers of the annual AWOL music festival.