OSKAR BLUES BREWERY CELEBRATES 2-YEAR BREVARDAVERSARY WITH ANOTHER BLOW-OUT NEW YEAR’S EVE HOOTENANNY AND MORE!
Live music from THE LARRY KEEL EXPERIENCE with JEFF SIPE plus
JEREMY GARRETT & TRAVIS BOOK of
The Infamous Stringdusters, STEVE “BIG DADDY” MCMURRY
of Acoustic Syndicate, MIKE GUGGINO of The Steep Canyon Rangers
And the JON STICKLEY TRIO
Brevard, NC— A stellar once-in-a-lifetime line-up of live music, local craft brews, and a beery toast to 2015 will rock the third annual Oskar Blues New Year’s Eve Hootenanny blow-out at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard. For the first time this year, a CAN’uary 1st Hangover Brunch will follow the big party at Oskar Blues REEB Ranch on New Year’s Day.
Advance General Admission tickets are available for $30 here. We’re also offering a “Locals” ticket for $20–purchasable in person for a limited time from The Tasty Weasel Taproom (limit four per person per purchase). General Admission tickets day of the Hootenanny will be $40.
The CAN’uary 1st Hangover Brunch will be hosted at the Oskar Blues REEB Ranch by Jeremy Garrett of The Infamous Stringdusters, who will make acoustic magic with David Wax Museum, Travis Book of The Infamous Stringdusters, Sarah Siskind, Larry & Jenny Keel. Proceeds from the brunch will benefit Oskar Blues CAN’d Aid Foundation. Included in the $80 ticket price are a Southern-style family-style meal, drinks (including Mama-mosas and Café con FIDY), and the exclusive VIP concert. The CAN’d Aid Foundation will give an update on their work in our community and the work ahead in 2015. Limited tickets available.
The Larry Keel Experience will headline the 2015 New Year’s Eve Hootenanny with renowned guitarist Larry Keel fronting the band, along with Jenny Keel on upright bass, and Will Lee on vocals and 5-string banjo. Keel is described by some reviewers as the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarist performing today.
We have assembled a super group of bluegrass Americana musicians worthy of the celebratory occasion.
Jeff Sipe (Leftover Salmon, Aquarium Rescue Unit) will appear alongside the Larry Keel Experience, drumming up the legendary jam rhythms he’s developed by sharing the stage with brogdingnagians like Jimmy Herring, Randy and Earl Scruggs, Bela Fleck, Waylon Jennings, Derek Trucks Band, and Taj Mahal to name just a few.
The Infamous Stringdusters band members, Travis Book (upright bass) and Jeremy Garrett (fiddle) will join the all-star lineup and are known for “stretching the boundaries of what’s possible” with their respective acoustic instruments.
Grammy award-winning mandolin player and Brevard resident, Mike Guggino, of bluegrass behemoths The Steep Canyon Rangers, will also perform.
Rounding out this amazing line-up is Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry, front man of juggernauts Acoustic Syndicate, who will lend his unique vocal stylings and hard-driving rhythm guitar to the mix.
The Jon Stickley Trio, a self-descibed “artgrass” band, which Andy Falco of The Infamous Stringdusters describes as “pure joy” will open the night.
The Oskar Blues CHUBwagon, which recently traveled from its ColoRADo home to live full-time in North Carolina, will be serving up farm to truck deliciousness at all of Oskar Blues Brevardaversary celebrations. A photo booth will be available on New Year’s Eve to capture your memories of the evening–so you don’t have to.
The Oskar Blues trolley will ferry party-goers safely to and from the NYE party from local hotels, which are offering discounts for the night, as well as from stops in downtown Brevard.
Oskar Blues is celebrating TWO years since our first brew day in Brevard with a Brevardaversary celebration at the brewery on 12/12/14 as well. Darby Wilcox and The Peep Show, a countrified Americana band out of Greenville, SC, will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Our one-off Brevardaversary Mocha Porter brew will be released that day. It’s brewed with local coffee from Brown Bean Coffee Roasters in Brevard and cacao nibs from French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville. Bouncy house for the kids will be on-site.