Local Brews, Local Grooves The Ultimate Craft Beer and Music Festival

Local Brews and Bands Pour into Downtown Houston April 18

HOUSTON (March 24, 2015) – Calling all beer enthusiasts and geeks! House of Blues presents Local Brews, Local Grooves - The Ultimate Craft Beer and Music Festival featuring over 25 craft beers and rare releases, 11 local bands, chef-inspired pub food pairings and more on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 6 p.m. One ticket offers entry into the Music Hall, Crossroads at House of Blues and Foundation Room. Tickets are on sale now at houseofblues.com and ticketmaster.com.

Local Brews, Local Groove highlights Houston’s hometown brews including Karbach Brewing Company, 8th Wonder Brewery, Cyclers Brewing and Saint Arnold Brewing Company, along with nationally known heavy hoppers like Goose Island Beer Co. and SweetWater Brewing Company. Plus, rare and cellared beers. (Featured finds and super rare offerings will be announced via House of Blues Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages as they are added.)

The event combines Bayou City brews with an eclectic mix of local indie rock, country, reggae, red dirt country, folk and hip hop. The Music Hall will feature Catch Fever with guests We Were Wolves, Guilla, Jay Hooks, Cassette Tape and Ruckus – with The Kracker Nuttz’s DJ Baby Jae on-site to get the party started. Potbelly and Ranson Bandits will take the Voodo Stage in Crossroads, while the Wayne Garner Band and Charlie and The Regrets will add a little Texas twang to Foundation Room.

General admission (21+ only) inside the House of Blues is $12 in advance and $15 day of show and includes access to the Music Hall, Crossroads at House of Blues and Foundation Room. VIP admission is $75 and includes priority entrance (5 p.m.) into the Music Hall, 2 tasting wristbands (good for 5 food or beverage samples), 2 food tickets and 2 limited edition Local Brews, Local Grooves koozies. (Note: tasting tickets are valid on the day of event only and are good toward tasting servings of featured craft beers, select non-alcoholic beverages or select food items only. Consumption of alcohol by persons under 21 or intoxicated persons is prohibited; proof of legal drinking age required to redeem tasting tickets for alcoholic beverages.) Designated drivers receive free admission and complimentary nonalcoholic beverages during the event. Tickets are available at the House of Blues Box Office, the Gear Shop, by calling 888.40.BLUES and online at houseofblues.com and ticketmaster.com.

House of Blues is located at 1204 Caroline St. in GreenStreet downtown. To visit, catch the free Greenlink bus and exit at Dallas and San Jacinto, take Metro Rail to Main Street Square Metro Station or enjoy a quick walk from many of the nearby landmarks. Convenient, connected parking is available in the garage located on Clay between Main and Fannin. Guests can safely access GreenStreet via a Sky Bridge. Advance parking available at www.parkwhiz.com/HOBHouston.

For a complete schedule of upcoming House of Blues Houston events, visit House of Blues online at www.houseofblues.com. Connect with House of Blues at www.facebook.com/HOBHouston, www.twitter.com/HOBHouston and www.instagram.com/HOBHouston.

About House of Blues

Founded in 1992, this dynamic company with soul, spirit and vision was acquired by Live Nation in November of 2006. With 11 branded clubs, including Atlantic City, Anaheim, Chicago, Cleveland, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Diego and Dallas, each House of Blues club features live music, Southern-inspired cuisine in an eclectic environment celebrating the African American cultural contributions of blues music and folk art. www.houseofblues.com

About Live Nation

Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online.

Additional information about the company can be found at www.livenation.com .

About House of Blues Music Forward Foundation

Founded in 1993, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering unity and creating opportunity through music. The Foundation educates youth about the role of music and culture in social change; invests in music education programs; creates performance opportunities for young and emerging musicians; and inspires young people with practical experience in the music industry. www.hobmusicforward.org