Brewgaloo, the Coolest Beer Fest in Raleigh!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Community, events, Live Music | 0 comments

By Sarah Styron

Video by Will Hardison

What makes Brewgaloo different? Its goal is to support local businesses: using all local vendors, brewers, printers, etc. so that the money stays in Raleigh. How cool!

It’s gonna be bigger and better this time around! Shop Local Raleigh’s Brewgaloo is doubling the amount of beer and food trucks this year, and features over 25 vendors and seven local bands. Crucial Fiya, Jack the Radio, Gravy Boys and Children of the Horn are scheduled to take the main stage. Brewgaloo Local Beer Festival is happening April 27 3-9pm at downtown Raleigh’s City Plaza.

The full lineup features all local bands:

Main Stage:

3:30 – 4:30         Children of the Horn (funk)

5:00 – 6:00         Gravy Boys (bluegrass/folk)

6:30 – 7:30         Jack the Radio (indie rock)

8:00 – 9:00        Crucial Fiya (reggae)

2nd Stage (near the courthouse):

3:00 – 4:00         Rhythmicity (percussion)

4:30 – 5:30         Chapel Hill Serenaders (bluegrass)

6:00 – 9:00         Mickey Mills (steel drums)

Bringing the Caribbean flavor, Crucial Fiya is a Reggae band that was formed in 2000. Ralph Ralphtafari Dujour, of American Haitian descent, is the heartbeat that pumps of Crucial Fiya. “Fiya” is a Reggae/Caribbean idiom that denotes fire and more specifically, fire to burn out the wickedness that persists in the world.

Jack the Radio crafts the type of music to blast from your porch on early summer nights to help inspire the sweltering season to come.  A southern indie-rock band from Raleigh, NC – they’re North Mississippi All-stars, Spoon and the Avetts smashed into one cosmic-radio-fighting-band.

Children of the Horn (COTH) has created a unique sound by combining influences from soul jazz, funk, R&B, and world music. And for the honky-tonkers, the Gravy Boys make acoustic Americana music by adding a cup of country, a pinch of roots rock, a handful of honky-tonk, a splash of bluegrass, a dash of hobo folk, stirring vigorously, and letting it simmer ’til the pot bubbles over.

Tickets are on sale now for the festival, which features local craft breweries, food trucks and other vendors.

“Brewgaloo celebrates and supports Raleigh local independent businesses,” said Jennifer Martin, Shop Local Raleigh Director. “Our goal was to have an extensive selection of craft beers, and a lineup of bands that made this local beer fest different from other beer festivals – with something for everyone.”

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About Shop Local Raleigh

Shop Local Raleigh is part of a growing national movement of communities rallying to support their independent businesses. The Raleigh affiliate of AMIBA was started in April 2009 and already has approximately 326 local business members.

SLR welcomes local, independently owned businesses of all kinds. Businesses and consumers can learn more at

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