Of Montreal headlines Brewz Music & Arts Festival in Charlotte this weekend

Not heading to The LEAF this weekend? Here’s another chance for a live music festival, just a little farther down the road. The inaugural Brewz Music & Arts Festival takes place at NC Music Factory (1000 NC Music Factory Blvd., Charlotte) on Saturday, Oct. 19. Noon-11 p.m., $25 advance / $35 at the gate.

The lineup includes indie-rock acts Of Montreal, The Whigs and The Love Language. The festival celebrates Charlotte’s local breweries: NoDa Brewing Company, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Heist Brewery, Triple C Brewing and Birdsong Brewing will all be represented at a craft beer sampling from noon-2 p.m.

And, according to a press release, “Football fans can rejoice; ESPN 730, Prowler Magazine and Inside Tailgating will be presenting a college football zone at Brewz Fest. The gaming zone will feature Saturday’s college football programming on multiple big screen TVs plus games and activities. Fans can watch their favorite team, sip on their favorite local brew and rock out to some of the best music around.

“A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit The Jimmy V Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to saving lives by helping find a cure for cancer in memory of NC State University Basketball Coach, Jim Valvano.”

The complete lineup is:
Of Montreal
The Whigs
Kool A.D. (of Das Racist)
The Love Language
New Familiars
Mr. Invisible
Dirty Art Club
Stranger Day
Ancient Cities

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall has lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. She is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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