Discount Southern Brewers Festival Tickets Now Available At Kangaroo Express

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Kangaroo Express Tuesday announced that discount general admission concert tickets to Chattanooga’s 20th Annual Southern Brewers Festival are now available with $30 in savings at more than 70 Kangaroo Express locations across the Chattanooga area.

Store guests can purchase two-day concert tickets for $30, typically the price of one concert day, now through Friday, Aug. 22. Tickets to the two-day festival will only be available at the gate for $60, or $30 per day. 

The annual Southern Brewers Festival in Chattanooga is sponsored by Big River Grille and Brewing Works to help raise funds for local charities in the Chattanooga community, with Chattanooga's Kids on the Block and the Chattanooga Community Kitchen being the 2014 benefactors. The festival consists of 50 microbreweries from across the southeast, and welcomes more than 15,000 patrons for a day of fun, festivities, food, and beer on the Riverfront.

The 2014 festival runs from Friday, Aug. 22, to Saturday, Aug. 23, and will feature more than 100 ales and lagers and live music. The year’s Southern Brewer’s Festival will also include an array of musical guest performances by progressive rock band “moe.,” southern rock jam bands like “Gov’t Mule,” funk jazz trio, “Soulive” and many more.

In addition to offering discount tickets to its guests, Kangaroo Express will sponsor the festival stage. 

To see the vendors, musical lineup and learn more about the Southern Brewers Festival, visit

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