On Saturday, October 25th, McDonough, GA brings its newest beer festival, The Hail to the Ale Fest Beer Tasting to the Jason T. Harper Event Center (Heritage Park) to raise funds and awareness for the Haven House. Haven House is a domestic violence shelter, serving victims of family violence in Henry, Jasper, Butts and Lamar Counties.
The festival and will feature over 100 craft, import & domestic beers to sample, as well as live entertainment from The Bitteroots and Nine Times Blue. If you get hungry there will also be plenty of tasty food offerings from some of Atlanta’s best food trucks. There will be a live remote with giveaways from 1:00pm – 3:00pm, courtesy of radio107.5 Atlanta.
Get your tickets before they’re gone and join in on McDonough’s newest beer festival tradition.
About the Bitteroots:
The Bitteroots are an Atlanta/Decatur-based original jam-rock band founded in 2008. Fronted by female vocalist Laura Dees, the band has a sound that’s been called a “unique brand of soulful rock.” The Bitteroots’ groove-oriented approach to rock n roll has drawn comparisons to the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Melissa Etheridge, and Janis Joplin.
From pop melodies to extended jams, The Bitteroots’ sets run the gamut with something for everybody.
Along with Dees, an accomplished songwriter who joined the band in 2010, The Bitteroots also include founding members Bill Taylor on bass and Mike Davis on drums. Kyle Bryant joined The Bitteroots in 2013 after the departure of founding guitarist Dan Shockley
The Bitteroots have released four compilations of original music, the latest being the single “Under the Big Sky,” recorded in the fall of 2013 at The Music Farm studio by Mark van Allen (Govt. Mule, Indigo Girls, Blueground Undergrass, Zac Brown Band, Whiskey Gentry). The melodic title track is accompanied by two bonus tracks, the hard-rocking “Defenseless” and a re-tooled version of “Try Me Again” which first appeared on the band’s debut release, “French Fries,” in 2011.
About Nine Times Blue:
Nine Times Blue is a critically acclaimed, Atlanta-based alternative rock band that has been selling out shows all around the Atlanta area and enjoying strong radio support for their new album, Falling Slowly, around the world. While they clearly wear their influences on their sleeve, invoking the classic alt-rock and power pop that first inspired them to pick up instruments, Nine Times Blue has a radio friendly, modern sound that is all their own.
Comprised of Kirk Waldrop (vox/guitar), Greg King (guitar/vox), Jeff Nelson (bass/vox) and Jason Brewer (drums/percussion), Nine Times Blue’s new album – Falling Slowly is available wherever music is sold. Continuing the tradition forged by their influences, Nine Times Blue effortlessly blends crunchy guitars, infectious hooks, layered harmonies, and a driving backbeat that will have you stomping your foot and singing along before the end of every song.