11 April 2017
From Oskar Blues:
Brevard, NC - Oskar Blues Brewery's biggest ever Burning CAN (NotJustA) Beer Festival is back in 2017 with beer and killer music at the scenic REEB Ranch. The weekend-long lawn party includes 50+ craft canning breweries, internationally touring bands, camping, food trucks, and plenty of outdoor sports - all based at the foot of DuPont State Forest. It's poppin' off July 21 & 22.
The festival cranks up Friday with live music from Jacksonville, Florida's JJ Grey & Mofro. Their soulful sound perfectly distills the salty backwoods of the Florida swamp and will set the tone for the whole weekend. JD McPherson will bring his unique brand of nostalgic rock and roll to the REEB Ranch stage on Friday night with a sound that NPR says harnesses "that genre-defying mix that made early rock 'n' roll the sexiest thing on the radio." Nashville's genre-challenging Los Cologneskick things off early to get the crowd in the Burning CAN state of mind.
Visitors whose dancin' shoes are too worn to get home Friday night can camp out overnight before getting after it early Saturday morning. A group mountain bike and group road bike ride will ensue that morning, organized with Pisgah Cycling and REEB Cycles. Wild Bill will lead a trail run on the REEB Ranch property and there will even be a chance to paddle the French Broad. The REEB Ranch bike park will be open for those who want to get rad on the dual slalom course, the pumptrack, or the skillz area. A yoga session will help you strengthen and stretch your core before tasting over 200 beers from the nation's best canned craft breweries.
Gettin' after it makes you thirsty. The main event cracks open Saturday afternoon with more than fifty breweries pouring exclusively from CANs at the region's sole can-only beer festival. Craft beer from all over the East Coast and beyond will be represented. What's the deal with cans? Oskar Blues Brewery filled the first can of Dale's Pale Ale fifteen years ago, igniting the craft can revolution that continues today.
The music continues with Portland, Oregon folk-rock quintet Fruition taking the Burning CAN stage on Saturday night amidst the craft beer jubilation. With a sound wrought with rootsy strings and tight vocal harmonies, they'll get the crowd movin' and groovin'. Described as creating "tropical indie rock" tunes, The Hip Abduction will be taking the stage on Saturday as well (hey, that's cheaper than a tropical vacay). Saturday's line-up also features Jon Stickley Trio, Dead 27s, Devon Gilfillian, and The Suitcase Junket.
Weekend Pass: $75
Includes entry to Burning CAN each day - all live music plus beer festival with samples from more than 50 craft can breweries - over 150 beers to git a taste of!
Friday Pass: $35
Entry to Burning CAN on Friday, July 21 ONLY - includes all live music Friday - JJ Grey & Mofro, JD McPherson, & Los Colognes
Saturday All-Entry Pass (music + beer fest): $55
Entry to Burning CAN on Saturday, July 22 ONLY - includes live music on Saturday AND beer festival with free samples from over 50 craft can breweries - over 200 beers to git a taste of!
Saturday Music ONLY Pass: $30
Entry to Burning CAN on Saturday, July 22 ONLY - includes live music on Saturday ONLY. This ticket will NOT allow you to participate in the beer festival.
Kids 12 and under may enter Burning CAN for free but must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets purchased the day of the event will be $10 more per ticket.
The Burning Can Fest North Carolina raises money for Can'd Aid Foundation. For a full schedule of the day's events, visit: http://www.burningcan.com/nc.
Burning Can Fest with the Lyons Outdoor Games is going down in Colorado on Saturday, June 3.