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May
25
Fri
BREWGRASS FESTIVAL MAY 25 – 27
May 25 – May 27 all-day
BREWGRASS FESTIVAL MAY 25 - 27

Bluegrass, Beer and BBQ “Celebrating all that’s good!”

May
26
Sat
WOODBRIDGE BEERFEST
May 26 all-day
WOODBRIDGE BEERFEST @ Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center

We’re taking over the main drag of Stonebridge for the second annual Woodbridge Beerfest and filling it with beer, food, some wine, root beer, and a ton of fun for kids and adults alike!

SATURDAY, MAY 26: (Memorial Day Weekend) Starting at 11am (10am for VIP) going until 5pm.
PARTICIPATING BREWERIES: Dozens of the best of local and regional craft breweries. Visit http://woodbridgebeer.com/ for current (and growing) list.
WINE: We’ll also have a wine table so you can bring your wine drinking friends along to enjoy the merriment!
FOOD, MUSIC, ACTIVITIES: In addition to liquid revelry, there will also be food vendors, live music and other entertainment — including kid-friendly activities.
AFTER PARTY: Stay late for the after party in the Brew Republic taproom.
LOCATION: Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center is located just off of I-95 in Woodbridge, Virginia. The center is home to Brew Republic Bierwerks, as well as high end retailers like REI, Carhartt, an Apple Store, and top notch restaurants. The main road through the center (Potomac Town Place) will be closed to vehicle traffic between Starbucks and REI for the Beer Fest, creating the perfect venue for enjoying great craft beer and tasty food with friends and family.
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE: Get the best price by purchasing in advance. Get them here: https://brewrepublic.beer/gear/beer-fest/.
• General Admission: includes wrist band (for drinking); a commemorative glass; and unlimited 4-ounce beer pours.
• VIP Admission: includes General Admission ticket; early entrance to the festival (1 hour before General Admission ticket holders); exclusive beers only available in VIP tent; a cool and shaded place to sit and hang with brewers and brewery personnel (and other VIPs); and a $5 food coupon at Brew Republic Taproom (inside).
• Wine Ticket: includes wrist band (for drinking); a commemorative glass (same one beer drinkers get); eight 4oz wine pours; and free admission to VIP tent when accompanying VIP ticket holder.
• Kid Ticket (not required but recommended): let’s kids in on the action with unlimited pours of house-made Brew Republic root beer from the tap; a plastic commemorative cup; and bottled water. Please note: Kid Tickets are not required for kids to attend.

NOTE: Advance ticket sales prior to May 1 are $39 General Admission & Wine; $59 VIP; $5 Kids. On May 1, ticket prices increase ($49 General Admission & Wine; $69 VIP); and on 5/25, online/advance ticket sales will end and tickets will be available at the event ($59 General Admission & Wine; $79 VIP; $6 Kids).

NO PART OF NOTHIN’
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
NO PART OF NOTHIN'

No Part of Nothin was recently formed when several members met at a monthly bluegrass jam. They sang together on a couple of songs, and the next thing you know they decided to enter the DC Bluegrass Union Festival’s band content. And the rest is history! The band features Michelle Murray on vocals and guitar, Steve Barrett on vocals bass, and mandolin, Paul Donovan on mandolin and vocals, Robert Meltz on banjo and David Goldman on fiddle.The band has received airplay on WAMU’s Open Mic Program, and performs regularly in the D.C. Metropolitan area, including at the monthly bluegrass music series at Seibel’s Restaurant.

HONEYSUCKLE
May 26 @ 1:15 pm – 4:15 pm
HONEYSUCKLE

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration.

Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, this Boston based band can frequently be found performing across the country, playing alongside bands like The Ballroom Thieves, The David Grisman Sextet, Boy & Bear, Sam Moss, The Western Den, The Novel Ideas, Shook Twins, John Craigie, Damn Tall Buildings and others.

Honeysuckle has performed at Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and CMJ, was chosen as a Converse Rubber Tracks artist, and has been nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year three years in a row at the annual Boston Music Awards. They were also put in the Top 10 bands of 2016 So Far list compiled by NPR.

Honeysuckle recently released their sophomore album, “Catacombs.” They also have two previous titles: “Honeysuckle” (full length 2016) and “Arrows” (EP 2015)

CIRCUS NO. 9
May 26 @ 4:45 pm – 7:15 pm
CIRCUS NO. 9

Circus No. 9 is East Tennessee’s own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, Jambands, and more. Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, and more. Comprised of musicians Matthew Davis, Thomas Cassell, and Vince Ilagan, Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.

Banjo extraordinaire Matthew Davis is the winner of both the National Banjo Championship and the Rockygrass Banjo Contest, not to mention the achievement of his musical chops at just age 18. Davis has performed on the Grand Ole Opry, among other venues and shows around the country.

On the mandolin is Virginia’s own Thomas Cassell, a now Tennessee transplant. Cassell is the winner of the 2016 Rockygrass Mandolin contest, and has performed on stage beside artists including Darrell Scott, Bryan Sutton, Aofie O’Donovan, Mike Marshall, Julian Lage, Billy Strings, and more.

Holding down the low end for the band is Knoxville’s Vince Ilagan, also holding a Bass Performance degree from the University of Tennessee and years of studio and touring experience. Ilagan has performed with artists including Justin Townes Earle, Jeff Sipe, Scott Miller, and many others.

HACKENSAW BOYS
May 26 @ 7:45 pm – 10:45 pm
HACKENSAW BOYS

For almost two decades, the Hackensaw Boys have plowed the asphalt bringing their raw, gritty American vernacular sounds to the music halls and streets across the world. Twenty years later, the group continues their burning hot vision of American roots music into a new age, fueled as much by a rowdy punk spirit as by the traditional masters that first inspired them.

The music began in 1999 when four friends from Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley found their collective ways to the roots music hub of Charlottesville. They didn’t waste time getting going, playing a show on the street the day of their first practice. The group let the good times roll and started adding like-minded people until their ranks reached twelve players for their first US tour. As with the folk and punk traditions which form the foundation of their sound, they’ve always operated more as a collective than a band. All said, twenty-eight members have cycled through the group—you never quite know who might sit in as a guest on any given night.

Helmed by founding member David Sickmen, the Hackensaw Boys have always had more in common with bands like The Clash, who celebrated the working class roots of their own music, than they did with an overly-polished Nashville mainstream. As evidenced in the Hackensaws’ history, their music fit as easily backing Charlie Louvin as it did in backstage jams on tour with Modest Mouse and the Flaming Lips.

With their most recent release, a fresh take on Blaze Foley’s “Oval Room,” these roots music stalwarts speak directly to America’s political unrest. Written and recorded by Foley in the 1980s, the song recalls his list of grievances with the Reagan presidency: “Everywhere he goes, make the people mad / Makes the poor man beg, and the rich man glad.” The band was excited to resurrect this protest gem—which was recorded by their friend Thomas Olivier at Studio Americain in Amsterdam—as the words seem more timely than ever.

May
27
Sun
FRONT COUNTRY
May 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

What started as a group of friends playing bluegrass in San Francisco’s Mission District has morphed into a touring powerhouse of song and sound, transcending their humble stringband roots. Front Country’s dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, this quintet has been called “passionately intoxicating” and “orchestral” and Melody’s bluesy vocals have been described as “rafter-shaking”.

KING STREET BLUEGRASS
May 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
KING STREET BLUEGRASS

WAMMIE nominees, King Street Bluegrass is a kickin’ acoustic mix of Traditional Bluegrass Country and Folk music with some spicy originals thrown in. The instrumental skill is formidable, with harmonies and a way of endearing themselves and connecting to their audiences.
Quote from Bluegrass Spin Mag- “…their collective love of making music can’t help but wash over the audiences…this band gets it right by producing just the right Blend of instrumentation and vocal harmonization to create a bluegrass sound that is pure magic to the ears”–Jan, 2014

JUSTIN TRAWICK
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Justin Trawick is a Virginia native born in Leesburg, VA and now residing in Arlington, VA close to Washington DC. His music ranges in styles from folk/bluegrass all the way to funk/hip hop. Justin’s lineup varies for each show and with instrumentation that includes: upright bass, electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, saxophone, trumpet, cello, piano, harmonica, drums, and hand percussion.

May
29
Tue
BRENT PETERSON
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BRENT PETERSON

Keeping it simple and soulful, Brent & Co. combines rock, country, reggae and pop with improvisation to create memorable and refreshing music with heart and soul. Performing over 250 shows a year, this is a sound crafted on the road and in front of audiences nationwide. After touring on the 2012 release Not How We Dream EP, Brent & Co. are eager to unleash their new music on the world and continue bringing their live show to fans far and wide.

May
30
Wed
JASON MASI
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
JASON MASI

Jason Masi got his start with Richmond, VA based group, Jubeus, opening for acts like Blind Melon, Everclear, and SOJA and releasing two well received albums, “Two Tone Circles” 2004 and “Natural Mood” 2007, respectively. He stepped out as a solo artist in 2010, trading in the band’s roots-jam driven rock for a more acoustic soul/R&B songwriter approach.

May
31
Thu
RYAN FORRESTER DUO
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RYAN FORRESTER DUO

The Ryan Forrester Band will entertain with a variety of covers – Motown to Top-40 blended with Country & Rock.

Jun
1
Fri
BRITTON JAMES
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
BRITTON JAMES

As a recent college graduate, Britton pursues his dreams of writing, playing, teaching, recording, and producing music. He continues to write songs on his guitar, he plays weekly in the Northern Virginia, DC, and Maryland area; he teaches at a music school for kids called Bach to Rock, he records music at his home studio as well as his great friend Andrew Dunbar’s home studio, and produces his music there as well. Britton writes about relationships with his loved ones, nature (especially the weather), and his hardships. He’s hoping to write songs that relate to many people and impact them in a positive way.

NEW: Silobration Märzen
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm

 German Lager

21 IBUs • 6.2% ALC / VOL

An elegant reddish-copper colored German lager with mildly sweet & soft malt flavors. Restrained use of German hops compliments the malt to create a rich flavor profile. Cold conditioned for months to pay homage to traditional European brewing methods associated with the style.

Glassware – Pint, $6

THE SPECIAL OCCASIONS BAND
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
THE SPECIAL OCCASIONS BAND

The Special Occasions BAND, specializes in playing a diverse repertoire of music, including jazz, R&B, blues, funk, rock, Top 40, and classical but not limited to.

Jun
2
Sat
JAKE MIMIKOS
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
JAKE MIMIKOS

The Internal Frontier is a polished indie/pop project emerging from the D.C. area that combines early mainstream rock and indie flavors to make a unique sound of its own.

LEXI JACKSON BAND
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
LEXI JACKSON BAND

Lexi Jackson is an award-winning singer, guitarist, and songwriter living outside of Washington, DC. Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Lexi has never left her country roots. Lexi performs both covers and originals in a variety of different styles including new and vintage country, rockabilly, and jazz.

Lexi performs as a solo artist, as a duo with lead guitarist Mike Conner, and with her full band featuring Derek Evry on bass and Dan Perriello on drums.

LIVIN’ THE DREAM
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
LIVIN' THE DREAM

LTD has been playing live shows for over 8 years and play covers from over the past 50 years. No matter what your favorite music style is, chances are they will play it. Country, Classic Rock, Pop, Top 40, Reggae, Rock and Roll, Motown and 50’s. High energy, tight harmonies and diverse sets are tailored to each venue, playing for dozens to thousands.

Jun
3
Sun
HALL VOTE
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HALL VOTE

Hall Vote is a singer songwriter out of Centreville, Virginia. He has developed a solo acoustic act where one might hear their favorite tune from the 60’s ,70s or 80s, but current hits are a must. Whatever the event or room, Hall can reproduce many of the songs that you may or may not expect to hear that night. His experience allows a professional performance to happen each time!

GABE BADILLO OF CROWDED STREETS
Jun 3 @ 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
GABE BADILLO OF CROWDED STREETS

Gabe Badillo (aka Gabs Matthews) is the focal point of the band. Drawing from years of experience on stage, his ability to emulate Dave’s vocals and stage presence is uncanny. When the spirit takes him, Gabe treats audience members to his spot-on renditions of Dave’s signature footwork and anecdotal stage chatter—all adding to the authenticity of the performance.