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Drive-By Truckers to headline EdFest in Edwards

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Georgia-based band Drive-By Truckers bring their alternative country/Southern rock to Edwards Aug. 15 for the fifth annual Ed Fest.
David McClister | Special to the Daily |

EDWARDS — The fifth annual EdFest celebrates international craft beer culture with more than 65 craft breweries offering microbrews from around the world. EdFest promises summer fun for the whole community with gourmet bites from local vendors and food trucks, wares from Colorado purveyors and live music by the nationally-renowned band Drive-By Truckers.

EdFest is brought to Edwards by Crazy Mountain Brewery and benefits the Eagle River Watershed Council, a local nonprofit dedicated to protecting our rivers through educational programs, special events, restoration projects, monitoring, research and community volunteer projects.

“Amazing live music and craft beer makes for the perfect Colorado summertime experience,” said Kaleigh Armitage, director of events for Crazy Mountain Brewery. “Following in last year’s footsteps, we are thrilled to bring another internationally-touring band like the Drive-By Truckers as the headliner for EdFest this year.”

Participating breweries

Participating brewers include: Oskar Blues Brewery, Crazy Mountain Brewery, Odell Brewing Co., Bristol Brewing Co., Wild Cider Co., Palisade Brewing Co., Two Rascals Brewing Co., Aspen Brewing Co., Pug Ryans Brewery, Tivoli Brewing Co., AC Golden Brewing Co., Alaskan Brewing Co., Epic Brewing Co., Kannah Creek Brewing Co., Twisted Pine Brewery, Vail Brewing Co., Bonfire Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, Boulevard Brewing Co., Echo Brewery, 4 Noses Brewery, Dillon Dam Brewery, Elk Mountain Brewery, Factotum Brewing, Great Divide Brewing Co., Telluride Brewing Co., Tommyknocker Brewery and more.

The events will be held at the Freedom Park soccer fields at 450 Miller Ranch Road in Edwards. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m., with a VIP farm-to-table food and specialty rare beer event featuring beers from selected participating EdFest breweries. Beer tastings go from 3 to 6 p.m. and the concert is from 6 to 10 p.m.

TICKET INFORMATION

General admission pre-sale tickets are $39 and VIP pre-sale tickets are $79. General admission tickets bought at-the-door are $49. Pre-sale tickets are now on sale at http://www.EdFestBeer.com.

General admission tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, access to the unlimited beer sampling from 3 to 6 p.m. and entry to all live music acts. VIP tickets include EdFest admission and a souvenir tasting cup, access to a VIP tent with a private bar, a private restroom, a complimentary light buffet, a side stage viewing area with a misting system, seating and shade and admission to the VIP farm-to-table food and specialty rare beer event.

The full schedule of events and other details are available at http://www.EdFestBeer.com.


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