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ASHEVILLE’S BEER CITY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 30, 2015

LOCAL MUSIC FROM EMPIRE STRIKES BRASS, LYRIC, DEBRISSA & THE BEAR KING, AND ANDREW SCOTCHIE AND THE RIVER RATS

FEATURING OVER 30 REGIONAL CRAFT BREWERS

TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 AT 12 PM ET

April 13, 2015 (Asheville, NC) – Beer City Festival returns for its sixth annual event on Saturday, May 30th, 2015. The full-day event features beer tastings from members of Western North Carolina’s prestigious Asheville Brewers Alliance plus music from regional bands including Empire Strikes Brass, Lyric, Debrissa & the Bear King, and Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, April 15th at 10 AM ET.

Beer City Festival is the celebratory conclusion to the annual Asheville Beer Week event highlighting Western North Carolina’s craft brewery sector. Hosted by the Asheville Brewers Alliance, Asheville Beer Week kicks off on May 22nd, 2015 and features daily events dedicated to regional beer tastings, food pairings, education, and more. With over 100 breweries and brewpubs calling North Carolina home, and over 25 of those based in Western North Carolina, Beer City Festival prides itself on showcasing local craft beer. Beer City Festival is an excellent opportunity to experience all of Asheville’s legendary craft breweries in one setting.

Beer City Festival takes place at the Roger McGuire Green in downtown Asheville and features music from some of Asheville’s favorite local musicians. Funk rock masters Empire Strikes Brass, soul artist Lyric, neo-Funk n’ Blues outfit Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats, and songstress Debrissa & the Bear King will provide feel good tunes throughout the day.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, April 15th at 12 PM ET. Tickets are $45 and includes admission and all beer tastings.

Beer City Festival is proud to donate a portion of all proceeds to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western North Carolina, a United Way agency. The organization serves young people in Western North Carolina in over nine counties, matching children (ages 6-14) from single-parent families with caring, adult mentors.