Past Meetup

North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

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Festival Schedule for May 10, 2014

12:15PM—1:00PM: John Stickley Trio
1:30--2:30pm: Spirit Family Reunion
3:00--4:15pm: Jesse Dee
4:45-6:15pm: Sol Driven Train
6:45--8:15pm: Greensky Bluegrass
8:45--10:00pm: Big Daddy Love

*Multiple Craft beers will be available for purchase for the duration of festival hours at several different locations.


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Where is the North Carolina Brewers & Music Festival (NCBMF)?
NCBMF will be on May 10th, from 12:00 - 10:00 (tentative) at Historic Rural Hill, a historic site and farm located 15 minutes from downtown Charlotte, NC in Huntersville.
This event is rain-or-shine and will not be rescheduled.

What is the NCBMF?
A celebration of Music, North Carolina, and its craft brewing traditions, NCBMF will delight you with seven bands and as many NC brewers who can be here, serving free tastings of their finest brews for 3 full hours, all in the confines of one of the largest open areas in Mecklenburg County!

What do I get with my ticket?
If you purchase a 21 and over ticket, you will be given admission to the show, a program guide / schedule, and the right to try as many beers as you would like, for free, during the 3 hour tasting session, after which most brewers will transition to beer sales after tasting hours are over. That’s a lot of time and a lot of beer, we encourage you to pace yourself, try new flavors and varieties, meet new people and find new favorites! If you purchase the 20 and under / Designated Driver ticket, you will receive a program guide / schedule, and over 9 hours of live music from seven of the most talented bands in the region!

What do I HAVE to bring with me?
If you intend to purchase, bring, and / or pick up a 21 and over ticket for the NCBMF, you, and all recipients of said tickets, must possess a valid picture ID. If you do not have a valid picture ID, you will be given a 20 and under ticket, even if you have already paid for the 21 and over. Your wrist will be banded at the gate according to the type of ticket you have purchased. No beer will be given or sold to anyone without the correct type of band.

What can I bring to NCBMF?
You may bring the following items for your personal comfort:
Lawn / camp chairs
Cameras (Photograph, NOT video)
Pop-up tents
SEALED bottled non-alcoholic beverages (All bottles will be inspected for a seal, if seal is broken, bottle may not come through gate. NO GLASS)
*NCBMF is not responsible in any way for any lost and / or stolen items, personal or otherwise, bring it at your own risk*

What CAN’T I bring to NCBMF?
Pets other than service animals
Firearms, Knives, or any other weapons
Glass Containers of any kind
Mugs, Cups, Thermoses, or any other open drinking vessel
Outside food

Will there be food vendors?
Yes, we will have six food vendors (double as many as last year) with us serving quality food at reasonable prices throughout the day. There will be vegetarian options as well. For now we can state that Showbiz Foods, Bruster’s Ice Cream, ( and the Roaming Fork Food Truck ( will be on hand. We will be announcing the other 3 vendors shortly.

What about parking?
Historic Rural Hill has plenty of parking space available, just follow the signs as you approach the festival from Neck Road. Parking is FREE. We strongly recommend all participants to have a designated driver with them. Taxi companies will be posted in case you need a ride home, there is no charge to leave your vehicle overnight with us. Camping is another great option to consider!

Staying overnight?
Camp here! The Historic Rural Hill Campground is an easy walk from the festival grounds, located across the road in the secluded Rural Hill Nature Preserve. We have hookups for power and water, as well as ample space for tents and pop-ups. Cost for overnight camping is $10 for tents, $25 for trucks / pop-ups, $35 for RVs. Camping is for Saturday, May 12th only, campground opens at 10:00 Saturday morning. Need a hotel? We have a list of area hotels that would love to set you up for the night! Simply visit the link here (