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‘Main Street Blues & Brews’ to feature bands, microbrews

Julius Pittman Project

Historic Gloucester Village will be the site of “Main Street Blues & Brews,” which returns for its fourth year on Saturday, October 12, from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Located on a shady and pleasant downtown corner, with plenty of cool shops and restaurants nearby, the popular blues and beer festival attracts over 1,000 blues fans from up and down the East Coast to its vibrant and charming downtown.

Live music begins at noon featuring popular regional blues acts, including Herbie D and the Dangermen (noon-1 p.m.), Tough Deal (1:20-2:20 p.m.), Bobby “Blackhat” Walters (2:40-3:40 p.m.), Planet Full of Blues (4-5:10 p.m.) and The Julius Pittman Project (5:30-7 p.m.). Everyone’s invited to come out and enjoy over 20 different handcrafted microbrews, including Devils Backbone, St. George, Williamsburg Alewerks, and many more.

The ticket price includes souvenir glass with event logo, 4 drink tickets and all day access to the musical lineup. Main Street restaurants will offer a wide variety of specially selected menu items. Some seating will be available on site, but attendees may want to bring folding chairs as well. The festival will be held, rain or shine.

Tickets are $15 in advance online and at Kelsick Specialty Market and for $20 at the gate. For more information, call 695-0700 or visit

The festival is sponsored by the Gloucester Main Street Association.

posted 10.02.2013

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