Magpie Salute To Headline Southern Brewers Festival Aug. 26

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Craftworks Foundation announces three of the four musical acts to perform at the 23rd Annual Southern Brewers Festival to be held on Saturday, Aug. 26, from 2-10 p.m. on the Chattanooga Riverfront in downtown Chattanooga.  The headliner will be Magpie Salute.  Cereus Bright and Hank & Cupcakes will also perform. 

Review for the performers: 

The Magpie Salute is an exciting new band created by Rich Robinson that features musicians who have played together for decades throughout various projects and share a musical bond. The Magpie Salute marks the reunion of the Robinson and Ford guitar team which ended back in 1997.  

Cereus Bright was born out of a blind love of playing music. Founding members Tyler Anthony and Evan Ford from Knoxville, connected over a shared passion–connecting with people by writing and performing meaningful, melodic songs.  

Hank & Cupcakes are an Atlanta-based indie rock-pop duo formed in 2008 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The group consists of husband-and-wife Ariel "Hank". They draw inspiration from the events of their life with nonstop movement, graffiti, and art.  Their musical style is combining heavy drumming with funky disco riffs and synthpop elements.  

The forth musical act will be announced in mid-June. 

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. General admission is $20 until June 15 and $25 after June 15.  Admission at the gate will be $30. 

This year’s festival will benefit the local non-profit Chattanooga’s Kids on the Block and regional charity CraftWorks Foundation. Fifty percent of the festival’s proceeds will directly benefit children and families in the community through CKOB whose mission is to educate children on social concerns and differences, giving them the skills to stay safe and healthy. The other fifty percent of the proceeds will benefit CraftWorks Foundation, which is the charitable arm of CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries whose aim is to positively impact their team members and the communities where they operate. 

For more information, about the 23rd Annual Southern Brewers Festival or to become a sponsor please visit www.southernbrewersfestival.com



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