Tastings, tunes highlight NC Brewers and Music Fest

Tastings, tunes highlight NC Brewers and Music Fest

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival at Rural Hill (Arvind Bhandari)

Enjoy a weekend of live music and a day of tastings from North Carolina craft breweries at the annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival happening May 10-11 at historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.

Festivities kick off May 10 with a Friday Night Jam, featuring Donna the Buffalo, Fireside Collective and Dangermuffin.

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On Saturday, May 11, sample from more than 45 breweries and cideries and see more bands, including Grammy Award-winners The Infamous Stringdusters, plus Scythian, River Whyless, Leon Majcen, Carly Burruss, Revelwood Mission, Elonzo Wesley and others.

Tasting tickets cost $50 at ncbrewsmusic.com. If any remain, tickets will be available at the gate but the price will increase.

All-day music-only tickets can be purchased for $28. With those tickets, beer can still be purchased, but not sampled. Tickets for designated drivers and kids are available at a reduced rate.

Camping is also available. Online reservations are recommended.

For more information, check out ncbrewsmusic.com.