Prepare your livers, ladies and gentlemen. The East Nashville Blog crew have reported today that the less honkeytonk-y side of the river is in preparation for its own beer festival in April. We’re assuming it’s going to be like the Tomato Art Festival, except with even more drinking and less heat stroke. The deets, as they were:
Right now the festival is still running the gauntlet of city approval so location and dates are subject to change, but the current plans call for it to be held at East Park on April 9, 2011, from 12pm-5pm. General admission tickets will be $35, with special VIP passes available for $45 that will get you into the festival early and give you a number of other as-yet-unspecified perks. There will also be $10 tickets available for designated drivers – Leff says he hopes to be able to offer DDs drink tickets that they can later redeem at local bars. Of course, having a beer festival in our own neighborhood means a lot of us will be able to forgo cars altogether, perhaps opting for the luxury of a taxi ride home at the end of the day.
True that, ENBlog. We know that $35 is a tad steep for our generally broke readership (we hope you four get jobs soon!), but think of it this way–it’s $35 for all the drinking you can stand. At the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival a couple weeks ago, you could drink as much whiskey and beer as you wanted for the price of your ticket. And quality beer, too! No more $20 bar tabs from pounding 10 $2 PBRs! It’s like a whole new world.
// Photo by Paul Hocksenar. Look, we know that East Nashville is weird, but let’s make sure that it’s not this weird.