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Rocktown Beer & Music Festival 2019

  • Turner Pavillion Turner Pavilion (aka Farmers Market Pavilion) Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801 (map)

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents Rocktown Beer & Music Festival. Every year, 3,000 people converge on Turner Pavilion & Park to attend the event (which often sells out in advance), celebrating good beer, good living, good music and a great community. Whether rain or shine, it’s always a mighty fine time. Rocktown Fest is a Spring event occurring each April. We can’t wait to see your #rocktownselfie at the next Rocktown Fest!

The Beer!
Every year we celebrate the quality and diversity of America’s craft beer culture. Each brewery is handpicked and will be represented at the festival by a member of that brewery. The breweries bring their flagship brew as well as a seasonal or rare beer, and with 60+ beers to sample even savvy beer fans will find something new to get excited about. Hard ciders are also included for sampling.

The Music!
There’s a wide world of music out there and each year our stage showcases some of the best performances from local and nationally touring bands. Over the years we’re proud to have featured The War On Drugs, Nikki Lane, The Steel Wheels, Bronze Radio Return, Chatham County Line, Yarn, The Hackensaw Boys, No BS! Brass Band, Snarky Puppy, Love Canon and more. This year, have your dancing shoes ready for Kat Wright, The Accidentals, and Bryan Elijah Smith!

The Place!
The Turner Pavilion (Farmer’s Market Pavilion) is the heart of the festival and houses all the beer vendors. The field next to provides a grassy area to relax and listen to music, sit down and get a bite to eat from a local food vendor, or take a quiet moment to wonder how you made it so far in life without you brand new favorite brew. The downtown location and proximity to the local restaurants and shops means that the festival can be a part of a larger day spent downtown, offering guests yet another reason to make it a full day of entertainment to look forward to and enjoy.

The Food!
Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint H-burg, Jess' Downtown Restaurant, Chanello's Pizza of Harrisonburg, and Hank's fly'n Pig.

Earlier Event: April 13
Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon
Later Event: April 25
Tuck Fest