WCTE-Upper Cumberland PBS’ 4th Annual Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival will be held
Saturday, Oct. 21 in Cookeville’s Dogwood Park.
Doors for VIP ticket holders open at 11:00 a.m. and general admission opens at noon. Blues & Brews is a major fundraiser for WCTE, with all proceeds benefiting the local PBS station.
The festival kicks off at 11 a.m. with the VIP Stein Social, a social hour exclusively for VIP
patrons, brewers and vendors. VIP ticket holders will enjoy complimentary food and
beer pairings in the hospitality tent, with food provided by Buffalo Wild Wings, Char and
Big Tony’s Pizzeria.
General Admission is open from noon to 5 p.m. Once inside the gates, festival guests will
enjoy food from a variety of vendors including Yaki Wiz oriental food truck, World
Foods, Naked Salsa, Yard Birds and Grateful Dawgs, while also enjoying a variety of blues
music throughout the day with Smoky Nights as the headlining band.
Blues & Brews’ unique collection of 80 craft beers from Cookeville, the Upper
Cumberland, across Tennessee and beyond, has made the event a fan favorite among
beer festivals in the Upper Cumberland. Additionally, the festival features an area of
Home Brewers from around the state that put an educational spin on the craft of
brewing with onsite demonstrations.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the gate for general admission, and $75 in
advance or $85 at the gate for VIP. Designated driver tickets are also available for only
$10. Visit wcte.org/brews for more information and to reserve tickets.
WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for more than 35 years as the regions premier
storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, TN., making
it a strategic partner with education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE
is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council and is one of only
350 PBS affiliates nationwide.