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Music: Marc Douglas Berardo's Seatrail Band
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Music: Marc Douglas Berardo's Seatrail Band

Rhode Island based Marc Douglas Berardo's songs have been recognized nationally with awards at the Wildflower Song Contest (TX), Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), Rocky Mountain Folks Fest (CO), Sisters Folk Festival (OR) and the South Florida Folk Festival (FL). No Depression Magazine called his latest CD Whalebone: “sincere, fluid, charming and above all gripping.” Berardo's 2016 interview and performance on Sirius/ XM's The Village was voted one of the best of the year by listeners. Berardo was nominated as Best Americana Vocalist by readers of Motif Magazine in early 2017. In February of 2019, Rhode Island PBS Televison featured Berardo along with songwriters Jesse Terry and Abbie Gardner on the season premier of Rhode Island Live.

Marc Douglas Berardo's Seatrail Band
is a revolving cast of some of South County, RI's best musicians playing MDB songs and old favorites. Spontaneity is the only plan (which is no kind of plan at all). Each night is a different ride through the great Americana songbook. Serious fun is all that lies ahead.

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Music: DJ Mital-Main Floor
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Music: DJ Mital-Main Floor

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: Isaiah Jamel
Nov
1
to Nov 2

Music: Isaiah Jamel

Influenced by a family filled with singers, Isaiah embodied the musical tradition and started his artistic journey as an organist at eight years old. Since then, Isaiah has received professional training, expanded his mastery of musical instruments and explored his vocal capabilities. Intrigued by soul, r&b, jazz and rock genres, Isaiah’s creativity has developed into an alternative sound with an inspirational message that resonates with listeners from all walks of life. 

Stemming from Christian-based topics, Isaiah’s lyrics have an universal appeal that reflect his personal experiences and tackle real world issues. With the help of musical mentors spanning New York and Boston, he wrote and released his first album Ready To Win (2012) with his group, ANuPeople. In Spring 2017, he debuted his sophomore EP, Transparency Pt. 1--which demonstrated his coming of age story as well as encouraged a movement of transparent thinking regarding life’s successes and failures.  

In Spring of 2018, Isaiah is set to release Transparency Pt. 2, a project that will incentivize free valued expression rather than close-mindedness and stereotypical sentiments. The EP’s focal messages will be mirrored in Isaiah’s debut book and re-launch of his youth-based non-profit, MusicBreeds, Inc. 

As an artist, author and community leader, Isaiah strives to fulfill his purpose by engaging, empowering and enlightening his audience to become the best version of themselves.

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Music: Gladius
Nov
8
to Nov 9

Music: Gladius

GLADIUS

Bio

www.gladiusmusic.com

More than a fabulous performer and award-winning composer, listeners have called

Gladius a miracle in the making -the guitarist has prevailed over a crippling case of

nerve damage which greatly hindered the dexterity of both hands, and could have

easily ended a musician's career.

Inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar maestros, and much more, this musical

mad scientist fuses the elements into a refreshing formula—evoking the Spanish spirit,

yet distinctly unorthodox.

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Music: Hambone Relay
Nov
9
to Nov 10

Music: Hambone Relay

THE BAND

“Creating your own lane in the music industry isn’t an easy feat, but Philly based jazz/ funk band Hambone Relay have already solidified themselves as one of the grooviest groups on the East Coast.” (James G. - Vain Culture)

With elements of blues, jazz, funk and rock & roll, Hambone Relay redefines the modern organ trio with their unique brand of improvisational jam music. Since their founding in 2012, the band has played between 75-100 shows a year touring up and down the East Coast and have shared the stage with such great bands as Melvin Seals and JGB, Zak Deputy, Cris Jacobs Band, Swift Technique and The James Hunter 6.

The band was founded in 2012 by organist Mark Brown. He began his career playing keyboards with the Baltimore-based jam band The Bridge. When The Bridge went on hiatus in 2012, Mark founded Hambone Relay in the Philadelphia area where he currently resides. The band began playing a handful of shows and festivals and started to gain some recognition in the area. This would eventually lead to them recording their first album. The self-titled LP would feature 8 brand new original songs and 2 covers recorded live. This first album featured Devin Coleman on guitar and Kyle Moken on drums.

Shortly after recording this first album, the band went on a brief hiatus and returned a few months later with new guitarist, John Udinsky and drummer Rob Tait. Their touring schedule picked up quite a bit in 2016 and the band began playing cities such as Richmond, Charlottesville, Baltimore, New York, Burlington and Washington DC, growing a fan base and beginning to work on new material. In November of 2016, Hambone Relay released their second LP, “Free Hugs”. The album included 10 brand new originals featuring the guitar skills of John Udinsky and the sheer energy of Rob Tait on drums with Brown at the helm behind the Hammond B3. After releasing “Free Hugs” the band toured the East Coast frequently for the next year and a half.

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TAP TAKEOVER: Wicked Weed Brewing Sourfest Extravaganza
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

TAP TAKEOVER: Wicked Weed Brewing Sourfest Extravaganza

How It All Started

In 2009, Walt and Luke Dickinson sat at a craft beer bar and talked about the dream of opening their own brewery focusing on big, West Coast hoppy ales and authentic Belgian ales brewed to inspire those who drank them. There would be no looking back. Over the next two years, a preliminary business plan was developed and test batches were brewed.

In 2011, Walt and Luke’s lifelong friend Ryan Guthy and his parents Rick and Denise all sat down at the Guthy’s house in the mountains of Western North Carolina to taste Luke and Walt’s creations, while discussing ideas and strategies for what would become Wicked Weed Brewing. After weeks of thoughtful research and soul-searching, the Guthys joined the Dickinsons.

With the team and the vision in place, a truly unique and progressive brewery was born.

Wicked Weed Brewing found a home at 91 Biltmore Avenue, in a former hardware store building that seemed destined to be a brewery.

In 2017, Wicked Weed Brewing entered into a partnership with the Anheuser-Busch family of craft breweries. Wicked Weed’s original founders enjoy the same independent freedom and control over their recipes and brand development they’ve had since being founded in 2012. Wicked Weed operations, innovations, and brewing are managed by Wicked Weed employees in Asheville, North Carolina.

Our Beer

Our beer is forward-thinking, ingredient-focused, and a direct reflection of our need to create.

We are focused on drinkability and boundary-pushing recipes. Wicked Weed Brewing will always evolve, always grow, and always aspire to be better.

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Music: Hollow Turtle
Nov
22
to Nov 23

Music: Hollow Turtle

“Hollow turtle bucks the trend of folk rock moving into the world of saccharine, overly commercial pop ballads. old-school style brings new-world grief to light in their careening, tightly wound vocal harmonies. relentless strumming and plucking from the string section lifts the harrowed singing to great heights. even the most steadfast bluegrass disparager will find their foot tapping when hollow turtle gets to it.”

-motif magazine

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Music: DJ Mital
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: Dave DeAngelis
Dec
13
to Dec 14

Music: Dave DeAngelis

Dave DeAngelis has been singing since he could talk, and he has been singing publicly since he was 7 years old. He has performed with a number of choral organizations such as The Chorus of Westerly for 10 years, and was selected for the Rhode Island All-State Chorus for 6 consecutive years. He has studied Voice and Piano from Professors at URI and he also attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. He much like Mike, does not consider himself limited to any particular style, and enjoys belting tunes from Broadway, to Classic Rock, to Blues..

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Music: DJ Mital
Dec
28
to Dec 29

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
Mar
28
to Mar 29

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
Apr
25
to Apr 26

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
May
23
to May 24

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
Jun
27
to Jun 28

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
Jul
25
to Jul 26

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
Aug
22
to Aug 23

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
Sep
26
to Sep 27

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
Oct
24
to Oct 25

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
Nov
28
to Nov 29

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: DJ Mital
Dec
26
to Dec 27

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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The Turbos!
Oct
11
to Oct 12

The Turbos!

TURBOS BIO:

The Turbos are a high energy, alt-rock, quartet based in Columbus. The band started as a side project between its current members. The name is derived from the influence that the Columbus Rock scene had on the band, as Lucas states, “We were watching our friends put on these supercharged live rock shows, where everyone was involved and we just put all the feelings of being in those rooms into our music.” Whether you're freakin' or fightin', they got that rock for your roll! Sweat and groove like you're supposed to with these fellas. Alex D (rhythm Guitar/Vox), Lucas Esterline (Lead Guitar/Vox), Cameron (Bass/Engineer), and Jahrie (Drummer) come together to rock faces and foundations with a fierce thirst for the bright lights. More info here: https://www.theturbos.com


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Beer Release Pint Night: GreySail Brewing Company
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Beer Release Pint Night: GreySail Brewing Company

This brewery had been a thought for Alan and Jennifer Brinton for over 15 years. A move from New Jersey to Rhode Island, and 4 children, put Jen and Alan’s plans on hold until Autumn, 2010.

It was worth the wait. Just one year later, the building had been purchased, the renovation completed, the equipment installed and the beer brewed and distributed.

THE BUILDING

Finding our home at 63 Canal Street came to be a big part of who we are. Built toward the end of the 1920s as The Westerly Macaroni Factory, grain once again courses through the building. We have been fortunate to meet many local residents who still recall the days of purchasing their fresh pasta here.

After WWII, the United States Post Office ran their parcel service out of the building until 1989 when NAPA Auto Parts moved in. After their relocation in 2010 the building was once again available for purchase.

On April 4, 2011, Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island moved in. After seven short months the renovation was complete and grain was once again brought to the building, now to brew the first batch of Flagship Ale on 11/11/11.

THE NAME

Sit on any beach in New England and enjoy the views of rolling waves, glistening waters and grey sails on the horizon… it is truly inspiring. Those grey sails inspired us to keep moving forward, and here we are.

Brewing great beer is our passion. We want to share that passion with you. Please visit our facility at 63 Canal Street in Westerly to see where it all began and sample our fine brews.

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TAPTAKEOVER: Switchback Brewing Company
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

TAPTAKEOVER: Switchback Brewing Company

ABOUT US

SWITCHBACK BREWING CO. HISTORY

A Vermont Tradition since 2002 

The Switchback Brewing Company was founded in 2002 with one goal in mind – to brew unexpected, relatable, great tasting beer.

Business partners Bill Cherry and Jeff Nieblum combined Bill’s expertise in brewing and science with Jeff’s experience as a business entrepreneur. The very first pint of Switchback ever served was at Ake’s Place in Burlington, VT on October 22, 2002.

Brewing to a Flavor Idea

The idea that became Switchback Ale was developed in Bill’s imagination, with no test brewing. He envisioned maximizing complexity, flavor, and delivering beer the way a brewmaster experiences it. To do this, the beer is left unfiltered and is carbonated 100% naturally in a special process using the yeast. The result is a beer that defies easy description, because it is brewed to a flavor idea and not based on any existing style guidelines. All Switchback beers are brewed this way.

Today, the Switchback lineup has grown to include over 20 beers as year-round offerings, rotating specials and limited releases and we haven’t stopped reimagining flavor.

Expansion, Bottles and Cans 

The brewery hired its first employee, Chris Dooley, in 2003 and eventually ran 24-hours a day to keep up with demand.

As demand continued to grow, Switchback added state-of-the art German equipment including a 1964 built copper brewhouse from the Brauerei Schmucker in Beerfelden, Germany, a bottling line, and a canning line to ensure the high quality and flavor standards Switchback fans had grown to love. 

We added the Tap Room at Switchback in 2014 as an outlet to showcase experimental brews and limited release batches you usually can’t find anywhere else. We also host beer-themed events including Stretch & Sip Yoga, Cheese and Beer Pairings and various educational classes.  

Now available throughout New England and in New York, beer fans can enjoy Switchback's consistent quality and flavor on tap, in bottles and in cans wherever their adventures take them.

 100% EMPLOYEE-OWNED

Our Next Chapter

Founder, brewmaster and president Bill Cherry took another bold step in 2017 when he turned ownership of the brewery over to the employees. Switchback is now 100% employee owned via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and will remain locally-owned and -operated forever. Switchback is the first Vermont brewery to operate under this structure.

In addition to Cherry, the brewery is operated by a management team with an off-site board of directors providing occasional support. It's a collaborative management style and environment of ingenuity that assures Switchback will always be made locally by real brewers and not high-production operations.

The best news? Beer fans can count on the brewery to provide a great beer experience every time they choose Switchback beer.

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Music: Kimberly Townsend
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Music: Kimberly Townsend

BIO:

NYC based singer/songwriter Kimberly Townsend’s lyric-driven, emotive songs captivate, inspire, and console. A blend of folk, soul, and indie pop, Townsend’s sound is often compared to Brandi Carlile and Sara Bareilles. Through a powerful songwriting lens and strong, expansive vocals, she offers an earthy, visceral, intimate spin on telling a story through song.

Townsend's songs explore vulnerability, pain, and how this life feels. She writes to heal and ground herself, and she shares them to make you feel things. Her most recent work explores the weight of getting lost and feeling stuck, and the empowering release that comes from finding one's way again.

Townsend's debut album, The History and the Heart of It, released on January 18, 2019.

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Music: Sirsy
Sep
13
to Sep 14

Music: Sirsy

“Little band, big sound.” (-The Boston Globe, MA)

SIRSY is a rock, pop, and soul duo from Upstate NY. They write songs that are chock full of sing along melodies; honest songs with lots of heart and just the right amount of sass. It’s “edgy-feel-good”music. (–The Houston Music Blog).

The Boston Globe call SIRSY “the little band with the big sound.” And the SXSW Music Blog say “SIRSY is NOT simply a two piece, they are a head scratching, WOW!” SIRSY is fronted by charismatic vocalist and drummer Melanie Krahmer who has “one of the most powerful and flexible voices you’ll ever hear” (–Times Union). At live shows, Melanie also plays bass on a keyboard with her drumstick & throws in a few mean flute solos too. Guitarist, Rich Libutti plays a road worn and well loved Rickenbacker guitar through a pedal board full of vintage effects. Live, Rich also plays bass on a keyboard with his feet. So, these multi-instrumentalists manage to sound like a full band, despite there being just two of them. And somehow, they do it all with big smiles on their faces. It’s clear they love what they do. And that love is contagious when you see them live. Their energetic show often includes stories from the road, laughter, dance parties, and even Rich’s nerdy Star Wars jokes.

“One of most powerful and flexible voices you’ll ever hear. Songs with more hooks than a tackle box.(-Times Union, NY)

Every show is like a celebration for this couple who endured a tough year in 2018 as Melanie fought her second battle with cancer – and won. That celebratory energy and fighting spirit has been captured in their latest offering “Like a Drum” (produced by Grammy winner Paul Q. Kolderie). The title track “Like a Drum” was written about the day that Melanie’s doctors finally gave her the go-ahead to make music again after a 3 1/2 month hiatus for her treatment. SIRSY’s fans took it upon themselves to support the band during that hiatus with a crowd funding effort that paid their bills and paid for the recording of the record. It’s a true labor of love.

SIRSY has toured for a living for 15 years– playing 250 shows each year all over the US and Canada. (They’ve played in every state, except Alaska.) They average about 60,000 miles per year on the road in their little white van their fans named “Axel”. They’ve shared stages with: Grace Potter, Maroon 5, Train, Cheap Trick, the Spindoctors, Collective Soul, Brandi Carlile, Shovels and Rope, & many more. Their song ‘Cannonball’ was featured in season 6 of the hit tv show “Shameless” (on Showtime). Sirsy’s songs have also been featured on PBS, HBO, and MTVu. Mel’s been featured in Modern Drummer & is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals and Vater Percussion.

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TAPTAKEOVER: Sam Adams-Stein Hoisting Competition
Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

TAPTAKEOVER: Sam Adams-Stein Hoisting Competition

Bring your Muscles!

Stein Hoisting Competition with some fun prizes!

Striving to Become Better

Every Single Day.

But, even though we grew, we continue to be an independent craft brewery that’s committed to brewing only the best-crafted beers for our drinkers.

At our Boston Brewery, we’re still trying new things every day; some good, and, well, some not-so good. We learn from the process, and never give up on the journey towards the next tasty beer. It’s our commitment to you that keeps us innovative, inspired, and striving to become better every single day.

An Entrepreneur

Pushes Boundaries,

knows what they want, and moves forward bravely with an uncompromising spirit, despite the risks. Jim Koch took an entrepreneurial risk in 1984 to brew a better beer for the U.S. beer drinker. Now one of America’s leading independent craft breweries, Samuel Adams helped start a craft beer revolution that redefined the way people think about beer.

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Music: DJ Mital
Aug
17
to Aug 18

Music: DJ Mital

With a versatile and crowd-pleasing style, DJ Mital’s impressive resume is as varied as his music library. From packing top clubs like Webster Hall, Pacha, and The Roxy to pleasing high-end clients to spinning alongside artists like Nina Sky, Jay Sean, Funkmaster Flex, and Punjabi MC, DJ Mital is a rising star. With a degree in music theory and composition, he infuses each DJ set with unmatched expertise. Mital hits the mark with flawless sets tailored to each audience’s musical tastes. Audiences rave about DJ Mital for both performance and professionalism, making him one of the most sought-after DJ talents in the New England. 

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Music: Glenn Thomas Kendzia Solo Album Pre-Release Show (Ticketed Show)
Aug
15
to Aug 16

Music: Glenn Thomas Kendzia Solo Album Pre-Release Show (Ticketed Show)


Glenn Thomas Kendzia - Solo Album Pre-Release Show (Ticketed Event)

Join us upstairs for an exclusive pre-release of Glenn’s debut solo album. The album is a first dive into Glenn's folksier, singer-songwriter music -- a sideline to the alternative rock he’s become known for in the area. The resulting record is big, lush, and full of new sounds that include a string quartet, pedal steel guitar, and vintage keyboards. Recorded in Nashville in the Spring of 2019 with producer Jordan Lehning (Rodney Crowell, Kacey Musgraves, Andrew Combs), the album is in many ways the biggest undertaking so far in Glenn’s career.

The album will be released in April 2020, EXCEPT for those attending this show. Your ticket buys you the album 8 months ahead of its release, and all attendees will receive an advanced copy of the CD at the door -- think of it as a Kickstarter or Crowdfunding Campaign in person. That night, Glenn will perform the songs from his new album, along with cuts from his extensive catalogue of music. He'll also give a brief talk about recording the album, and how you can help with that process now that the recording is complete.

Date: Thursday August 15, 2019

Time: Upstairs Doors open at 7:30, Program begins at 8pm

Tickets: $15 advance or at the door

Bio: Glenn Thomas Kendzia is the songwriter and frontman of the alternative rock band Wild Sun, who has quickly become an emerging staple in the New England music scene. The release of their debut album, produced by Bryce Goggin (Phish, Pavement) in 2015 on American Laundromat Records found their music in Top 200 rotation on the national college radio charts. Under the Wild Sun name, Glenn had a cover of Elliott Smith’s “Easy Way Out” on the nationally acclaimed “Say Yes! A Tribute to Elliott Smith” album featuring J. Mascis, Julien Baker, and more. Glenn has shared the stage with national acts such as Eve6, The Wombats, Blitzen Trapper, The Barr Brothers, Rubblebucket, Watsky, And The Kids, and others. In 2016, the band was mentioned by Rolling Stone, Spin, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, and their debut album “Little Truths,” was named one of the Top 20 Albums of 2015 by Motif Magazine alongside Wilco and Kendrick Lamar.

With "passion that could be felt shining through the performance. (Pancakes & Whiskey, NYC),” Glenn’s show both solo and with the full band are not to be missed. 

"When Glenn sings, he feels it—the music, the song, the lyrics, the truth. You can tell that he sings of a deep and personal truth. Behind the jokes is someone who was meant to play music." - 95.5 WBRU

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Music: Rees Finley
Aug
9
to Aug 10

Music: Rees Finley

Biography

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, Los Angeles based Singer/Songwriter, Rees Finley, released his debut EP, "Songs 1-5" on August 10th, 2017. Rees’ music is always melodic, frequently neurotic, and simultaneously sarcastic and sentimental. On record, Finley ranges from 80’s style synthpop, to retro-motown funk to overdriven alt-rock, often within the span of 3 minutes and 30 seconds.

EartotheGround says “Combine the phrasing and style of Ben Folds and the syntax of Green Day. Do you hear it? Yeah, you do. Because this is an interesting, clever songwriting style that is just about as 'timeless' as alt rock can get. The intricate songwriting elements even sometimes feel like Queen. “

Buffablog writes, “We just can't get enough of Rees Finley - the last time we checked in with him, we were digging his ode to the downtrodden, 'The Band Broke Up.' This time around he's released another juicy frenetic pop nugget called 'Talk to Me.' This LA solo artist really knows how to write a pop hook - fans of Maroon 5 or Bruno Mars will be into his stuff”

Throughout 2018, Finley released another four singles including, "Deserve," "Reckless," "Kill the Lizard," and "Whatever You Want Me to Be." Additionally Rees spent his time playing throughout Southern California and beginning to plan his first full-length album. In early 2019 he began working with producer, Wolfy, on recording his debut full-length, which is expected later this year.

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Double TAPTAKEOVER: with Ommegang Brewery & Boulevard Brewing Co.
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Double TAPTAKEOVER: with Ommegang Brewery & Boulevard Brewing Co.

Boulevard Brewing Story:

Epiphany

It was the summer of 1984, and John McDonald was thirsty. On vacation in Europe, the future founder of Boulevard Brewing Company wandered into a bar specializing in Belgian beers. He tried one, then another and another, amazed by the variety, the aromas, and the flavors. He was hooked.

Opportunity

Back home, John couldn’t stop dreaming about those beers. But dreaming was all he could do, because American beers of the time were homogenous and unremarkable. Kansas City, once home to more than a dozen breweries producing a wide array of beers, had succumbed to the industrial onslaught. Nothing was left.

DIY

After art school John made his living as a carpenter, always fascinated by the creative process. He couldn’t shake the memory of those amazing beers, and he began to wonder, began to consider the possibilities. He started homebrewing. He visited breweries. He put together a business plan, sold his house to raise money, and set out to find the rest of the resources he would need to start a brewery.

“I want to do something different”

As John talked to potential investors, he often heard the same question: “You want to do what? You want to compete with the biggest brewer in the world on the other side of the state?” “No,” he answered, “they do what they do really well. I want to do something different. I want to make big beers, a variety of beers, beers with color and flavor and aroma and body, beers for real beer lovers.”

No place like home

He didn’t have to look far to get started. John lived and worked in an old brick building on Southwest Boulevard that had once housed the laundry for the Santa Fe Railroad. He moved his carpentry shop to a corner and began to build a brewery. It wasn’t ideal, but it was his.

The first beer

It took more than a year and every bit of the money he’d raised to retrofit the building, find the equipment – including a vintage 35-barrel Bavarian brewhouse – and get everything up and running. Finally, in November 1989, the first keg of Boulevard Pale Ale was ready. John loaded it into the back of his pickup and delivered it to a restaurant just a few blocks away.

Roll out the bottles

For the first year the brewery produced only draft beer. The small crew worked long hours brewing, kegging, cleaning, and then selling, convincing bar and restaurant owners to put Boulevard beers on tap. Still, John knew he needed bottles. But there was no money, and bottling lines weren’t cheap. Rejected by bank after bank, one institution finally saw promise in his vision and made a loan that enabled Boulevard to install a very small, very used bottling line.

Steady growth

Word was spreading – Boulevard was making surprisingly good beer. The original business plan called for someday selling 6,000 barrels a year. By the third year sales passed 7,000 barrels, and continued to climb. Boulevard began selling its beers in neighboring cities and states. The original Bavarian brewhouse, designed to produce only a few thousand barrels a year, was approaching 100,000 barrels by 2004, turning out a dozen 1,000 gallon brews each and every day. But it had reached its limit, and a decision loomed.

Doubling down

When John built the brewery deep in the heart of a century-old urban neighborhood, he hadn’t worried about outgrowing it. But it had happened. Now, consultants said the smart move was to relocate to a new site with plenty of room. But the brewery was tightly woven into the fabric of the city, and the Boulevard team was committed to its continued revitalization. So in 2006 a $25 million expansion project brought a new building with a 150-barrel brewhouse, packaging halls, offices and hospitality spaces.

Ommegang Brewery History:

A Tradition Born in 1549

Holy Roman Emperor King Charles V visited medieval Brussels in 1549 with hundreds from his Royal Court. To welcome the King, merchants, vendors, cooks, brewers, musicians, theater troupes, dancers and more lined up around the city walls and joined in a celebration as his entourage passed by. That parade became known as the “Ommegang,” a word that variously means “coming together” and “walking about.” The Brussels Ommegang Festival continues to this day.

1549

The First Farmhouse Brewery in America in 100+ Years

Belgian breweries Duvel Moortgat, Affligem, and Scaldis join with importers/entrepreneurs Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield to build an authentic Belgian-style farmstead brewery in Cooperstown, NY. They locate this cultural transplant on an old 140-acre hop farm in the Susquehanna River valley, in a part of upstate New York once known as Nova Belgium.

1996

Our First Beers

We open in winter with Ommegang Abbey Dubbel, an 8.5% ABV traditional Trappist-style dark ale. Brewed with a complex array of spices and packaged in 750ml bottles, Abbey breaks the mold of the emerging American craft beer scene. 

1997

Our Portfolio (and Reputation) Grow

We expand our offerings with Hennepin Farmhouse Saison, Rare Vos Amber, and 12oz bottles. High-end culinary magazines and restaurants across the US take notice.

1997-2002

Ponder the Profound

Responding to a fan’s fantasy of “the perfect beer,” we introduce Three Philosophers, a Belgian-style quadrupel ale. A touch of Belgian kriek – a cherry beer – makes it distinctive, and offers a delicate note of dark fruit.

2001

Witte and First Draft Offerings

Witte Wheat Ale – an authentic Belgian-style witbier – becomes the first Ommegang beer packaged in kegs. Other Ommegang beers are also now available on draft. Distribution expands to 44 states.

2004

Belgium Comes To Cooperstown

Our first full-scale beer festival is held in July. Over 40 breweries and importers join 1,500 beer aficionados in a celebration of Belgian-style brewing that includes tasting, camping, local foods, and music. The festival is a hit. Over the next 15 years, more than 50,000 people participate.

2004

Five Million Bottles

Brewmaster Randy Thiel (1997-2006) holds bottle number 5,000,000 – a commemorative three-liter Jeroboam of Three Philosophers.

2005

Expanding Production

Demand for Ommegang beers leads to the expansion of our brewing facilities, increasing capacity some 40% by 2008.

2006

Our first Visitor Center opens, complete with tasting room, store, 100 seat cafe, and outdoor patio.

2010

The natural amphitheater behind our brewery becomes home to our Summer Concert Series, which  kicks off with performers such as Wilco, Lyle Lovett, Jack White, The Avett Brothers, John Prine, Bonnie Raitt, and The Old Crow Medicine Show. Concerts continue today, drawing as many as 40,000 people per year.

2011

Game of Thrones

HBO and Brewery Ommegang initiate a historic partnership that will run through 2019, with over a dozen beloved brews that honor the characters and storylines from the hit fantasy series. 

2013

Honoring Upstate Hops

In cooperation with Cornell University, we establish an experimental hop yard to promote local hop farming and introduce Hopstate NY, a beer made exclusively with NY-grown hops. The recipe evolves each year, employing the best hops New York has to offer. Starting in 2018, the beer includes New York barley, further supporting local agriculture.

2016

Sours, With a Little Help From Our Friends

Partnering with Liefmans, our sister blendery in Belgium, we create two aged and blended sour beers: Ommegang Rosetta, a kriek-style beer, and Ommegang Pale Sour, a delicious and highly drinkable mixed-culture sour ale. Americans begin to develop a taste for the style – both beers quickly become top sellers.

2016-2017

Farm-Fresh Beer

Deepening our dive into hop-forward styles, we launch The Farmhouse Series, featuring exceptionally interesting and impeccably fresh beer available only at the brewery and limited locations in NY state.

2018

Mixing it Up

Reinventing an age-old Belgian tradition, Blenderie Ommegang offers extremely limited releases only available at the brewery in 750ml bottles. These customized creations blend our own brews with others from our extended Belgian and American family of iconic brewers.

2018

Hospitality, Reimagined

An expanded and radically renovated Tap House opens with a 20 tap bar, 10 tap tasting room, enlarged café and kitchen, covered patio and expanded store, enabling us to properly host several hundred visitors at a time.

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