Thursday, February 5, 2015

NC Brewers & Music Festival reveals 2015 lineup

Grammy winning Brevard, NC bluegrass group the Steep Canyon Rangers will headline the fifth annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. The annual showcase for craft breweries - many of them regional - and roots music takes place May 8 and 9.

Seven-piece soul powerhouse Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds return along with South Carolinians Sol Driven Train, who have become an NC Brewers Festival staple over the course of its five years.

Bluegrass traditionalists Town Mountain, jamming country-rock combo Yarn, newgrass rabble rousers Brushfire Stankgrass, soulful Charleston-based jam rock up and comers Dead 27s, and Edward Anderson, formerly of Backyard Tire Fire, round out the bill.

Participating breweries include Birdsong, Triple C, Highland, Blind Squirrel, Primal Brewing, Duck-Rabbit, Granite Falls, District 9, and Mother Earth.

Discounted early bird tickets are currently on sale until February 14. Concert only, designated driver, tent and RV camping options are also available at

(Pictured: Arleigh Kincheloe of Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds)