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Events/Tours

Brewery tour:

We're very sorry, but at this time we don't deem it safe to resume brewery tours and have canceled all upcoming tour dates. We'll publish on our social media and website as soon as we are able to resume tours.
We will honor all tour vouchers, even past their expiration date. So don't worry about expiration.
Or, if you don't want to wait, you can come to the taproom & beergarden during our taproom hours and redeem your voucher for a sampling of all beers.

Special Events & Reservations:

Our taproom and Beer Garden host a multitude of special events such as Oktoberfest, weddings, board game nights, live music, drone races and more. For details on Riggs scheduled special events, please see the calendar below. To place a reservation or to get more information about private events, please email events@riggsbeer.com.

 

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  • Live Music: Live Thru Wednesday

    Live Music: Live Thru Wednesday

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/03/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    LTW is a local Rock/Reggae/Ska band playing a mix of originals and covers. Band members include:

    Vocals and Guitar: Caleb Seripinas
    Bass, Harmonica and Back-up Vocals: John Seripinas
    Percussion: Michael Burke

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips.

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  • Live Music: Jerod Bolt

    Live Music: Jerod Bolt

    5:30 PM-8:30 PM
    09/05/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Jerod Bolt, born on April 17, 1984, is an American Country Music Artist from Midwest Indiana. Embraced on a journey that so many follow, defined in country music, and a platform for which he stands, has given him the opportunity to tell timeless stories enlaced with hard ship and triumph. If you haven’t yet heard the name Jerod Bolt, chances are, you will hear the name eventually as someone to keep your eye closely on!

    In fall of 2016, Bolt gave a his first featured performance at Valparaiso University that landed him a spot in the Northwest Indiana Entertainment Magazine. Embraced by the local and regional radio, Jerod has made 5 radio talk show appearances that gained him even more followers and buzz that circulated in the area. Adding to the momentum and the force behind the music, Bolt would go on to win the 2018 Entertainer award of the Indy 500 Marathon.

    “When you have a catalog that holds over a 100 songs that consists of a handful of co-writes and long hours in a private room, eventually a song presents itself,” he says, and that’s exactly what happened with a song titled “One Prayer Away.” It’s a gripping and true story based on a friend who Bolt served with in the Marines back in 2011, who was engaged and pinned down in a 15 hour long fire fight in Fallujah, Iraq. Jerod was invited to Nashville Weekly Entertainment to present the song and to discuss the song.

    In spring of 2018, Jerod was invited to open for Lee Greenwood making it his first major direct supporting role ever. With his previous background and dedication to serving others, supporting roles to national acts such as John Rich, Brantley Gilbert, and Jason Michael Carrol, he would see first hand the music business and the impact music has to a wider scale audience.

    Playing amongst his Nashville peers, Bolt has shared the stages twice at the CMA festivals in downtown Nashville in both 2018 and 2019, reaching more and more new listeners that are captivated by his versatility and high energy performances. “Music is a gift and so I made it my job to go out and perform 150% because the music deserves it,” Bolt says.

    Bolt began his musical pursuit at a very early age. “My family is very very musically induced and it seems like everyone plays an instrument or sings,” he says, “so for me I remember as early as 4 years old, grabbing my Grandma’s candle sticks and singing to her on their fire place mantle, that was my stage.” At age 6, Bolt was introduced to country. “My dad was a farmer so obviously country music filled the ambience of my upbringing.” “I remember him showing me how to drive a tractor when I was around 7 while pulling out a fence line, and the radio on board was playing “Love Without End, Amen” by George Strait, it was then that my love for country music started.” His mother, a church secretary in the church he grew up in, influenced Bolt in the gospel genre and modern Christian music and participated in church choirs. In his teenage years, Bolt experienced the rawness and malice beat of rock n’ roll. “When I was in 6th grade, a friend let me listen to Metallica for the first time and I felt like my whole world was blown away,” Bolt says. With the influence to start a band, at age 15, he picked a pair of sticks and started a band called “Blackout” with some friends from high school. “Me and my friends at the time, would sit and write songs around guitar riffs and record them on a digital software recorder,” Bolt says, “We played live all over from Chicago, to parts of Indiana and even opening for bigger bands,” Bolt says, “and the funny thing is we were just kids walking into these venues and seeing these bigger guys, it was a little scary.” As time went going into his early adult years, Bolt decided it was time for a change. “My dream was to write and play my own songs and you can’t do that with a drum kit.” “My best friend to this day, taught me some basic stuff and off I went.” Performing in church as a worship leader, open mics and small city cafes, he would soon take it a step further and find himself in Music City, Nashville Tn where he began co-writing and building relationships that has earned him favor with those in the music industry.

    “I’m always trying to push myself farther and farther, vocally and lyrically, because I constantly find room to grow. I see how my songs resonate with people, because they’re honest. It’s extraordinary to me, the stories of people of whom I’ve never met, because a song I played, provoked positive and open minded thinking. It’s become my mission, it’s why I do what I do, and I see that more than ever now!”

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips.

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  • Live Music: The Rives Brothers

    Live Music: The Rives Brothers

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/10/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Playing a variety of originals and cover songs ranging from classic rock to indie folk. The Rives Brothers play an eclectic mix of songs to please all ages.

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips.

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  • Live Music: Riders of the Golden Maize

    Live Music: Riders of the Golden Maize

    4:00 PM-7:00 PM
    09/11/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    The Riders love playing for an audience that is active, dancin’ and drinkin’. We love exploring classic country music, Americana music (John Fogarty, etc) and some classic rock. Our passion is learning and playing well songs everyone knows but rarely hear other bands play. Songs like King of the Road by Roger Miller, Glen Campbell’s Gentle on My Mind. Of course no Riders set would be complete without some Elvis. The band can likely be best described as playing everything from Buck Owens to the Beatles and back….. come on out and hear the band, you’ll be smiling!

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips.

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  • Beer Camp

    Beer Camp

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    09/12/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Introducing Beer Camp.

    Bootcamp style workout AND beer.

    Join Jess (Jessica Schluter Fitness) & Ali (Blended Balance Fitness) at Riggs Beer Company for a fun 45-minute full-body workout.

    We will be practicing social distancing with 10 max participants, all spots 10 ft apart with masks required upon entry/check-in and anytime you are not at your mat actively working out.

    The cost for the class is $10 (paid online or at the door) and includes a post-class Riggs beer. The remainder of the proceeds will be donated to local non-profit, Feeding Our Kids.

    Because we are limited to 10, we ask that you register through the Eventbrite link to confirm and hold your spot!

    Please bring your own water bottle and a mat/towel as there will be some work done on the ground.

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  • Live Music: Doty & Dexter

    Live Music: Doty & Dexter

    3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    09/13/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Stacy Doty has been a musician all of his life. His parents were both musicians and he has sang since he was a child and was featured in choirs and statewide choirs during his junior, high school, and college years. He plays the guitar, mandolin and native american flute.

    His former bands have been the long running “Whiskey Jack”, the sawyer brothers band for 10 years, the equally long running “Pearl Handle Band”, as well as others throughout his 45 years of live performance. He was signed to AMI Productions in Nashville, TN in the mid 1980s and had radio airplay in the USA and Europe.

    Joining Stacy at his show is Wendy Dexter. She provides excellent harmony as well as audience interaction. Together they provide a very entertaining show.

    They focus on classic rock but also perform contemporary country, classic country as well as 50’s and 60’s hit songs.

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips. In the case of inclement weather, live music will be cancelled.

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  • Oktoberfest 2020

    Oktoberfest 2020

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/17/2020-09/20/2020

    Thursday, Sept 17th:
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm (German Chocolate Delight)
    TK’s Cheesesteaks Food Truck 3:30-8:30pm
    Blue Dragonfly Catering 5-8pm (Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, Pretzels, …)

    Friday, Sept 18th:
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm (German Chocolate Delight)
    Fernando’s 3:30-8:30pm (Brats and Sauerkraut along with their usual delicious Mexican food)

    Saturday, Sept 19th:
    Dave’s Dogs noon-2:30pm
    Fernando’s 2:30-8pm (Brats and Sauerkraut along with their usual delicious Mexican food)
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm

    Sunday, Sept 20th:
    German Brunch with Blue Dragonfly Catering noon-2pm (Weisswurst, Zweibelkuchen, Kaiserschmarrn, …)
    Brien’s Bistro 2-7pm (Riggs Oktoberfest Beer BBQ Sauce)
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 2-5pm

    We’re thrilled to have live brass music by a group of U of I school of music grad students: They will be here Friday and Saturday evening and will play from 5-7 pm each day. They said: “5-7 at least, but we might be early, or play late”. And I think they can easily be convinced after a few Oktoberfest beers!
    To see if they are playing and to check out how busy we are, click on our live beergarden feed.

    Please be aware that the city’s emergency order and the local health department rules will be enforced. That means:
    – Everyone needs to remain seated unless they are ordering, using the restroom, or entering/exiting.
    – A mask needs to be worn whenever you are not seated.
    We’ll have multiple ordering stations to ensure social distancing is feasible.

    To learn more, check out this video.

    Throughout the weekend, the taproom will be decked out in German decorations and our staff will be wearing their Lederhosen and Dirndl.

    Taproom and beergarden hours are: Thurs/Fri 3-10 pm, Sat noon-10 pm, Sun noon-8 pm.

    To order Oktoberfest beer for curbside pickup, click here.

    Riggs Oktoberfest is a true “Festbier” style, which is crafted to emulate the beers that are served at the Oktoberfest in Munich. We prefer this modern, golden style lager over the darker “Märzen” style that is commonly made by American brewers. Here at Riggs, we take brewing German beers seriously. That’s why we don’t release this beer until exactly the right time of year. We always release this beer at the same time that the Oktoberfest starts in Munich. With Oktoberfest in Munich cancelled, we’re trying to bring some of it’s spirit to Urbana.
    Honey graham cracker sweetness from the German Malts pairs perfectly with the floral contribution of Hallertau Hops. Riggs Oktoberfest finishes very dry, giving this beer an amazing drinkability. Prost!
    Malt: Pilsner, Munich, Carahell
    Hops: Magnum, Mittelfruh, Hersbrucker
    ABV: 6.0%
    IBU: 21
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  • Oktoberfest 2020

    Oktoberfest 2020

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/18/2020-09/20/2020

    Thursday, Sept 17th:
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm (German Chocolate Delight)
    TK’s Cheesesteaks Food Truck 3:30-8:30pm
    Blue Dragonfly Catering 5-8pm (Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, Pretzels, …)

    Friday, Sept 18th:
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm (German Chocolate Delight)
    Fernando’s 3:30-8:30pm (Brats and Sauerkraut along with their usual delicious Mexican food)

    Saturday, Sept 19th:
    Dave’s Dogs noon-2:30pm
    Fernando’s 2:30-8pm (Brats and Sauerkraut along with their usual delicious Mexican food)
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm

    Sunday, Sept 20th:
    German Brunch with Blue Dragonfly Catering noon-2pm (Weisswurst, Zweibelkuchen, Kaiserschmarrn, …)
    Brien’s Bistro 2-7pm (Riggs Oktoberfest Beer BBQ Sauce)
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 2-5pm

    We’re thrilled to have live brass music by a group of U of I school of music grad students: They will be here Friday and Saturday evening and will play from 5-7 pm each day. They said: “5-7 at least, but we might be early, or play late”. And I think they can easily be convinced after a few Oktoberfest beers!
    To see if they are playing and to check out how busy we are, click on our live beergarden feed.

    Please be aware that the city’s emergency order and the local health department rules will be enforced. That means:
    – Everyone needs to remain seated unless they are ordering, using the restroom, or entering/exiting.
    – A mask needs to be worn whenever you are not seated.
    We’ll have multiple ordering stations to ensure social distancing is feasible.

    To learn more, check out this video.

    Throughout the weekend, the taproom will be decked out in German decorations and our staff will be wearing their Lederhosen and Dirndl.

    Taproom and beergarden hours are: Thurs/Fri 3-10 pm, Sat noon-10 pm, Sun noon-8 pm.

    To order Oktoberfest beer for curbside pickup, click here.

    Riggs Oktoberfest is a true “Festbier” style, which is crafted to emulate the beers that are served at the Oktoberfest in Munich. We prefer this modern, golden style lager over the darker “Märzen” style that is commonly made by American brewers. Here at Riggs, we take brewing German beers seriously. That’s why we don’t release this beer until exactly the right time of year. We always release this beer at the same time that the Oktoberfest starts in Munich. With Oktoberfest in Munich cancelled, we’re trying to bring some of it’s spirit to Urbana.
    Honey graham cracker sweetness from the German Malts pairs perfectly with the floral contribution of Hallertau Hops. Riggs Oktoberfest finishes very dry, giving this beer an amazing drinkability. Prost!
    Malt: Pilsner, Munich, Carahell
    Hops: Magnum, Mittelfruh, Hersbrucker
    ABV: 6.0%
    IBU: 21
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  • Oktoberfest 2020

    Oktoberfest 2020

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/19/2020-09/20/2020

    Thursday, Sept 17th:
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm (German Chocolate Delight)
    TK’s Cheesesteaks Food Truck 3:30-8:30pm
    Blue Dragonfly Catering 5-8pm (Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, Pretzels, …)

    Friday, Sept 18th:
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm (German Chocolate Delight)
    Fernando’s 3:30-8:30pm (Brats and Sauerkraut along with their usual delicious Mexican food)

    Saturday, Sept 19th:
    Dave’s Dogs noon-2:30pm
    Fernando’s 2:30-8pm (Brats and Sauerkraut along with their usual delicious Mexican food)
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm

    Sunday, Sept 20th:
    German Brunch with Blue Dragonfly Catering noon-2pm (Weisswurst, Zweibelkuchen, Kaiserschmarrn, …)
    Brien’s Bistro 2-7pm (Riggs Oktoberfest Beer BBQ Sauce)
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 2-5pm

    We’re thrilled to have live brass music by a group of U of I school of music grad students: They will be here Friday and Saturday evening and will play from 5-7 pm each day. They said: “5-7 at least, but we might be early, or play late”. And I think they can easily be convinced after a few Oktoberfest beers!
    To see if they are playing and to check out how busy we are, click on our live beergarden feed.

    Please be aware that the city’s emergency order and the local health department rules will be enforced. That means:
    – Everyone needs to remain seated unless they are ordering, using the restroom, or entering/exiting.
    – A mask needs to be worn whenever you are not seated.
    We’ll have multiple ordering stations to ensure social distancing is feasible.

    To learn more, check out this video.

    Throughout the weekend, the taproom will be decked out in German decorations and our staff will be wearing their Lederhosen and Dirndl.

    Taproom and beergarden hours are: Thurs/Fri 3-10 pm, Sat noon-10 pm, Sun noon-8 pm.

    To order Oktoberfest beer for curbside pickup, click here.

    Riggs Oktoberfest is a true “Festbier” style, which is crafted to emulate the beers that are served at the Oktoberfest in Munich. We prefer this modern, golden style lager over the darker “Märzen” style that is commonly made by American brewers. Here at Riggs, we take brewing German beers seriously. That’s why we don’t release this beer until exactly the right time of year. We always release this beer at the same time that the Oktoberfest starts in Munich. With Oktoberfest in Munich cancelled, we’re trying to bring some of it’s spirit to Urbana.
    Honey graham cracker sweetness from the German Malts pairs perfectly with the floral contribution of Hallertau Hops. Riggs Oktoberfest finishes very dry, giving this beer an amazing drinkability. Prost!
    Malt: Pilsner, Munich, Carahell
    Hops: Magnum, Mittelfruh, Hersbrucker
    ABV: 6.0%
    IBU: 21
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  • Live Music: Joni Dreyer and Dave Cooper

    Live Music: Joni Dreyer and Dave Cooper

    3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    09/20/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    With Brad Hendricks joining in for a few songs on the harmonica. Dave is the guitarist from the Nickel and Dimes. Joni is the vocalist for Groove Avenue and The Nightcaps. They have played together in bands and duos for over 30 years. They play a wide range of Classic Rock, Blues, and Motown. Brad Hendricks is also in Groove Avenue.

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips.

  • Oktoberfest 2020

    Oktoberfest 2020

    3:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/20/2020-09/20/2020

    Thursday, Sept 17th:
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm (German Chocolate Delight)
    TK’s Cheesesteaks Food Truck 3:30-8:30pm
    Blue Dragonfly Catering 5-8pm (Schnitzel, Sauerbraten, Pretzels, …)

    Friday, Sept 18th:
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm (German Chocolate Delight)
    Fernando’s 3:30-8:30pm (Brats and Sauerkraut along with their usual delicious Mexican food)

    Saturday, Sept 19th:
    Dave’s Dogs noon-2:30pm
    Fernando’s 2:30-8pm (Brats and Sauerkraut along with their usual delicious Mexican food)
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 3-6pm

    Sunday, Sept 20th:
    German Brunch with Blue Dragonfly Catering noon-2pm (Weisswurst, Zweibelkuchen, Kaiserschmarrn, …)
    Brien’s Bistro 2-7pm (Riggs Oktoberfest Beer BBQ Sauce)
    Sidney Dairy Barn Moo Mobile 2-5pm

    We’re thrilled to have live brass music by a group of U of I school of music grad students: They will be here Friday and Saturday evening and will play from 5-7 pm each day. They said: “5-7 at least, but we might be early, or play late”. And I think they can easily be convinced after a few Oktoberfest beers!
    To see if they are playing and to check out how busy we are, click on our live beergarden feed.

    Please be aware that the city’s emergency order and the local health department rules will be enforced. That means:
    – Everyone needs to remain seated unless they are ordering, using the restroom, or entering/exiting.
    – A mask needs to be worn whenever you are not seated.
    We’ll have multiple ordering stations to ensure social distancing is feasible.

    To learn more, check out this video.

    Throughout the weekend, the taproom will be decked out in German decorations and our staff will be wearing their Lederhosen and Dirndl.

    Taproom and beergarden hours are: Thurs/Fri 3-10 pm, Sat noon-10 pm, Sun noon-8 pm.

    To order Oktoberfest beer for curbside pickup, click here.

    Riggs Oktoberfest is a true “Festbier” style, which is crafted to emulate the beers that are served at the Oktoberfest in Munich. We prefer this modern, golden style lager over the darker “Märzen” style that is commonly made by American brewers. Here at Riggs, we take brewing German beers seriously. That’s why we don’t release this beer until exactly the right time of year. We always release this beer at the same time that the Oktoberfest starts in Munich. With Oktoberfest in Munich cancelled, we’re trying to bring some of it’s spirit to Urbana.
    Honey graham cracker sweetness from the German Malts pairs perfectly with the floral contribution of Hallertau Hops. Riggs Oktoberfest finishes very dry, giving this beer an amazing drinkability. Prost!
    Malt: Pilsner, Munich, Carahell
    Hops: Magnum, Mittelfruh, Hersbrucker
    ABV: 6.0%
    IBU: 21
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  • Live Music: Mid-October

    Live Music: Mid-October

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/24/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Mid-October, a pop-folk duo, based out of Urbana, IL, is the partnership between Jonathon Parrish and Therese Brown. The two met while putting together a band in Jonathon’s garage. For him it was love at first sight. For Therese, not so much. Through persistence and determination, from the beginning of that summer to the middle of October, Jonathon finally had changed her mind. She had fallen for him. After that, they paired their musical talents together and with beautiful, well-blended harmonies and fantastically written original love songs, are playing venues all over Illinois. They hope to remind their audiences that true passion and love can come from the heart and be put into music.

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips.

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  • Live Music: Jake and Jackson

    Live Music: Jake and Jackson

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    09/26/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Jake & Jackson (Tatar) are a father-son duo that formed in 2015 when Jake retired as the lead singer of the Boat Drunks. Jackson, in 7th grade at the time, was a great drummer, piano player, and singer, and he and Jake would perform at community festivals and other family events together. Since then, Jackson (now a junior in high school) has quickly learned the guitar and the duo now brings a piano and acoustic guitars. Jake has written dozens of his own songs and the duo often play these originals, with Jackson taking the lead on the songs his father recorded. This isn’t a typical musical duo; the two mix piano and guitars, switch instruments and lead vocals, and add other interesting musical touches that make their music sound nothing like anyone else is doing. And that’s reinforced in their musical catalog–they perform songs from every decade from the 1960s to the 2010s, and it’s typically material you won’t hear other bands/duos/musical acts cover (Howard Jones, Shenandoah, John Prine, and REO Speedwagon to name a few).

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips. Social distancing will be enforced. In the case of inclement weather, live music will be cancelled.

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  • Live Music: Joel David Weir

    Live Music: Joel David Weir

    4:00 PM-6:00 PM
    09/27/2020

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    1901 S High Cross Rd, Urbana, Illinois, USA

    Joel David Weir is an Indiana based singer/songwriter haunted by the power of song to connect, console, and advocate for the voiceless. Musically his songs range from intimate acoustic to alt-country.

    No cover charge. Musicians play for tips. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

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