Rocktown Beer & Music Festival
Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival. Every year, 3,000 people converge on Turner Pavilion & Park to attend the
event (which often sells out in advance), celebrating good beer, good living, good music and a great community. Whether rain or shine, it’s always a mighty fine time.
Every year we celebrate the quality and diversity of America’s craft beer culture. Each brewery is handpicked and will be represented at the festival by a member of that brewery. The breweries bring their flagship brew as well as a seasonal or rare beer. With 60+ beers to sample, even savvy beer fans will find something new to get excited about. There are also Hard ciders included for sampling for those who may not enjoy beer.
There’s a wide world of music out there and each year our stage showcases some of the best performances from local and nationally touring bands. Over the years we’re proud to have featured The War On Drugs, Nikki Lane, The Steel Wheels, Bronze Radio Return, Chatham County Line, Yarn, The Hackensaw Boys, No BS! Brass Band, Snarky Puppy, Love Canon and more. This year, have your dancing shoes ready for Sean K. Preston, Chupacabras, and Front Country!
The Turner Pavilion (Farmer’s Market Pavilion) is the heart of the festival and houses all the beer vendors. The field next to the pavilion provides a grassy area to relax and listen to music, sit down and get a bite to eat from a local food vendor, or take a quiet moment to wonder how you made it so far in life without your brand new favorite brew. The downtown location and proximity to the local restaurants and shops means that the festival can be a part of a larger day spent downtown, offering guests yet another reason to make it a full day of entertainment to look forward to and enjoy.