The 3rd Annual Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival and Other Great End-Of-Summer Music Festivals!

I hate to say it but summer is almost over. We’ve already started to feel the autumn chill in the air here at Brown Paper Ticket’s home base of Seattle, Washington. The bummer is that the end of summer also means the end of summer music festivals. We’ve ticketed some great ones this summer and there are still a few left to go before fall hits.

One that looks especially great comes from the folks over at Porterhouse Productions in Traverse City, Michigan. They’re the folks behind popular events like Paella in the Park and the Up North Fourth Festival and they’ve once again secured a solid lineup of great music and delicious local libations for the 3rd Annual Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival happening this weekend. Musical headliners include folk rocker Martin Sexton and the Grammy-nominated Rebirth Brass Band from New Orleans. There will be over fifty breweries pouring tasty malt beverages and a cider, mead and wine court. The festival will also feature a silent disco tent where festival-goers dance to music spun by popular local DJs broadcast via a FM-transmitter to wireless headphones. The silent disco tent allows up to 200 dancers to shake their things in what appears to be total silence to the outside observer. The festival is billed as a “celebration of craft beer, local harvest and live music” and it sounds like the perfect way to say goodbye to summer. Tickets are flying out the door so pick yours up right over here before their all gone.
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BPT’s Featured Venue: Bryant-Lake Bowl

I’ve been noticing some unique events happening in Minneapolis at a venue called the Bryant-Lake Bowl. I was wondering why theatrical performances like Dragmanity: Dragshonista!, a drag fashion show and the Twin Cities Art & Culture Review would be happening in, of all places, a bowling alley. All I could picture was overweight men in too-tight bowling shirts, not the typical crowd for a cultural review. But Bryant-Lake is re-defining the bowling alley experience and turning it into a hipster paradise.
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Jimmy’s No. 43 Brings Beer Love to the Big Apple

The good folks over at Jimmy’s No. 43 know their beer. Located in the East Village in New York City, Jimmy’s currently has 12 beers on tap and 23 bottled beers all ranging from local IPAs to German Kolsch to Belgian Tripels. They were awarded “Best Beer” by AOL Cityguide in 2008 and named Forbe’s Favorite New York Pub in 2009. Not only that, they host tastings with local brewers and even host a beer talk radio show called Beer Sessions.
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BPT’s St. Paddy’s Day Picks!

So, St. Paddy’s day is coming up and we’re ticketing a whole slew of events that will bring out the Irish in you regardless of your actual heritage. Whether your thing is sitting down for an evening of traditional Irish folk music, slamming Jameson and Guinness to a Celtic-punk band or watching a series of horror films about murderous leprechauns, we got you covered. There are also great food events featuring fine Irish cuisine and even an event in New York with naked girls reading Ireland’s greatest authors!
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