One of Tucson’s newest festivals kicks off Saturday, Oct. 22, at nine venues on North Fourth Avenue in a celebration of local beer, bands and brats. Twenty local acts are taking part.
How it works: No fee is required to enter the venues and enjoy the live music. However, those wanting to try the event’s featured craft beer can buy a wristband for $15. That will get you a 5-ounce logo glass, access to those select beers, and eight 5-ounce pours for a nickel each, along with discounts on bratwurst plates.
For a good cause: A portion of wristband sales will be donated to Tucson’s nonprofit community radio station, KXCI 91.3FM, toward construction of its new live broadcast studio space on Congress.
The venues: The event runs from 1 to 7 p.m. and includes the following locations: the Coronet, Ermanos Craft Beer and Wine Bar, Public Brewhouse, Flycatcher, Che’s, Mr. Heads, Cafe Passe, Surly Wench and Skybar.
The brewers: An Arizona brewer will be featured at each venue with seasonal craft beer offerings. Brewers include Dragoon, Pueblo Vida, Borderlands, Sentinel Peak, Thunder Canyon Brewery, Public Brewhouse, Grand Canyon Brewery, Huss Brewing, Catalina Brewing Co. and 1912 Brewing.
Go online: View the complete music lineup, list of brewers, and buy tickets at 4thtoberfest.com