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July 11, 2011

Phone (757) 441-2345 •  festevents.org
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AT&T Summer BrewFest TGIF
Taps Off Friday Night Right
TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park,
Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront
Friday, July 15, 2011 • Free & Open to the Public


NORFOLK, VA (July 11, 2011) Festevents is kicking off Friday night right with AT&T Summer BrewFest TGIF. Loosen the tie or take off the heels and meet your friends in TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront on Friday, July 15 from 5pm-9pm where you can sample more than 20 beers from 19 different breweries. LIVE entertainment by Brandon Bower adds some funk and soul to an already potent early-evening lineup. AT&T Summer BrewFest TGIF is the perfect way to celebrate the end of the work week with an extended happy hour and great music at the Fountain. Admission to AT&T Summer BrewFest TGIF is free while beer sampling tickets will be available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds will help The Noblemen identify and perform Noble Deeds for great local kids who are in need of help.

On tap for the AT&T Summer Brewfest TGIF will be 24 different summer-style beers and time tested favorites from 19 breweries including:

•           Abita Brewing Company (Louisiana)
•           Anheuser-Busch (MO)
•           Birra Moretti (Italy)
•           Carolina Beer Company (NC)
•           Clipper City Brewing Company (MD)
•           Dos Equis (Mexico)
•           Flying Dog Brewery (CO)
•           Franziskaner Weissbeer Brewery (Germany)
•           Harpoon Brewery (MA)
•           Brouwerij van Hoegaarden (Belgium)
•           Legend Brewing Company (Richmond)
•           Margaritaville Brewing Company (FL)
•           O’Connor Brewing Company (Norfolk)
•           Old Dominion Brewing Company (Ashburn)
•           Starr Hill Brewing Company (Charlottesville)
•           Stella Artois (Belgium)
•           Widmer Brothers Brewing Company (OR)
•           Williamsburg Ale Werks (Williamsburg)
•           Woodchuck Draft Cider (VT)

Omar’s Fountain Café will serve up delicious dishes including Chesapeake Bay Crab Cake Sandwiches and fresh Paninis to satisfy your taste buds as well as offer soft drinks, wine and mixed beverages.
Brandon Bower will keep the AT&T Summer BrewFest TGIF crowd rocking ‘til the sun goes down. Hailing from Augusta, Georgia, where funk and soul seems to run in the water, Brandon Bower dove in head first, sunk to the bottom and came back up with an undeniable force. He draws from such inspirations as fellow Augustan, the Godfather of Soul himself, Mr. James Brown. In fact a local radio personality said it best "If Elvis Presley and James Brown had a child, it would be no other than Brandon Bower". He captivates audiences with relentless passion for the sake of the message. He has honed his craft of performing and writing through ten years of gigging and touring. During that time he has shared the stage with James Brown and the Soul Generals, Jennifer Nettles (currently of Sugarland), Colonel Bruce Hampton and The Code Talkers, Tim Reynolds, Chris Barron of the Spin Doctors, Guitar Wizard Monte Montgomery, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Michael Montgomery, Twila Paris, and the list goes on. In conjunction with performing, Brandon is a distinguished songwriter of over 50 originals and has co-written with Charles Kelley, frontman of the chart topping trio, Lady Antebellum.
A portion of the beverage sales will benefit the The Noblemen. The Noblemen is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia which includes eight member chapters located throughout the Hampton Roads region. The Noblemen mission is to identify and perform Noble Deeds for great local kids who are in need of help. Visit them at www.thenoblemen.org and learn how you can "Be a Part of the Solution"!

AT&T Summer BrewFest TGIF is part of the TGIF weekly concert series. TGIF is Norfolk's largest outdoor waterfront party in TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront. Catch the sun setting over the Elizabeth River with friends and family, sip on a cold drink, grab a bite to eat, and jam out to FREE live music featuring local favorites from all over Hampton Roads every Friday night from now through October 28, 2011. Admission is FREE and open to the public. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

What:  AT&T Summer BrewFest TGIF
When: Friday, July 15, 2011
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Where: TowneBank Fountain Park at Town Point Park on the Downtown Norfolk, Virginia Waterfront
Admission: Free & Open to the Public, Beer Sampling Tickets are $20 for 10 samples and $2 per sample thereafter
Special Note:            Lawn Chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers, food and soft drinks are permitted. No Alcohol or glass is permitted; food and alcohol will be available for purchase during the festival. For more information please visit www.festevents.org, call 757-441-2345 or find us on Facebook.
  
AT&T Summer Brewfest TGIF is produced by Norfolk Festevents in partnership with Port of Virginia and presented by AT&T, the City of Norfolk, Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/Ram, CFE Equipment Corporation and 94.9 The Point.

Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing premier concerts, festivals, ship visits and special events and city celebrations for residents and guests of Hampton Roads.  Celebrating its 29th season, Norfolk Festevents has garnered international acclaim for its outstanding quality programming.  Norfolk Festevents is the official event marketing and production agency for the City of Norfolk.

The Noblemen is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based out of Virginia Beach, Virginia which includes eight member chapters located throughout the Hampton Roads region. The Noblemen mission is to identify and perform Noble Deeds for great local kids who are in need of help. Visit them at www.thenoblemen.org and learn how you can "Be a Part of the Solution"!

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