Chicago-based online music magazine, Pitchfork, is bringing a festival to Brooklyn dedicated to your two favorite things, good music and great beer. Here’s everything you need to know.
Being discerning, plugged in, New Yorkers we’re just going to go ahead and assume you know music site Pitchfork, but what you might not know is that in October of last year they launched a sister site dedicated to craft beer. October, in their own words, aims to:
capture the spirit, ambition, and wort-soaked labor of the gambrinus pursuit — the making and drinking of the good life. Through essays, travels, events, and an objective look at what makes beer so damn good, our hope is that you’ll find resonance here, something of unusual quaffability, as part of the drinking class.
Music, Beer… The good folks at Pitchfork and October are on to something here… Maybe that’s why the two platforms are coming together to a craft beer and music festival in our beloved NYC.
This fall, “OctFest“, will come to the Brooklyn Hanger in Sunset Park on Saturday, September 9. The one-day festival has already announced eight bands (more to be announced in the near future) and 40 breweries that will be participating across two sessions.
Headlining the “OctFest” daytime session (1–5 pm) are the indie music darlings “Guided By Voices”, with “Okkervil River” and “The Sadies”. The evening session (7–11 pm), you’ll “Screaming Eagle of Soul” “Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires” “Kilo Kash” and “The Pains of Being Pure at Heart”. Breweries at the festival include local staples likePeekskill, Threes, Sixpoint and Braven, with some international brewers like Cloudwater, Radeberger, and Weihenstephan making their mark stateside.
Tickets for the event are priced at $60 and you can stay up to date with announcements for further acts at octfest.co.
Featured image source [Brooklyn Hanger]