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The first annual Blues & Brews event will offer the chance to taste all of Greater Cincinnati's best craft beers, and there'll be live entertainment and food too! / Image: Phil Armstrong

Newport's First Ever "Brews & Blues" Event Is Taking Over The Levee On June 10

“Man, I’ve really had enough of this whole craft beer thing,” said no self-respecting Cincinnatian, ever. From Braxton to Blank Slate, from Rhinegeist to Rivertown, we’re beset, besieged, and beguiled by local beer.

But at the same time, no self-respecting Cincinnatian can possibly keep up with the Cincinnati craft beer market. If only there were some sort of event, perhaps with live musical entertainment, where we could sample the best of what every brewery has to offer. If only...

We all know what I’m getting at here: Newport on the Levee’s Local Brews and Blues. It’s 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at the Newport on the Levee plaza. Here's a link to the Facebook event page.

Tickets? They’re here. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

There will be food, games, live blues music, and of course, craft beer. Lots of it. From all the names you've come to know and love — Madtree, Christian Moerlein, Urban Artifact, to name just a few. Here’s a full list:

  • Bad Tom Smith
  • Blank Slate
  • Braxton
  • Christian Moerlein
  • Country Boy
  • Kentucky Ale
  • MadTree
  • Mt. Carmel
  • Rhinegeist
  • Rivertown
  • Thirsty Dog
  • Urban Artifact
  • West Sixth
  • Wooden Cask

As for that live blues music, there will be four acts. The premier performance will be delivered at 6:30 p.m. by The Fabulous Blues Brothers, a show/comedy routine based on the movie.

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For more information about the Newport on the Levee’s Local Brews and Blues event, visit the website.