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August 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Celebrating 10 years of Nershfest with a killer lineup of music and food trucks!
On August 13, we’re bringing live local music, craft beer, food trucks, vendors, and more to the streets of the North Loop!
The party of the summer has yet to arrive. Join us at Nershfest 2022 for a block party filled with all the good things: local bands, craft beer, and food trucks.
WHAT’S WITH THE NAME?
Nershfest, taking place on August 13, 2022, is a music festival started by three friends in their own back yard. Inspired by the groovy attitude of Bill Nershi—lead guitarist for the band String Cheese Incident—the friends created a Spotify playlist festival featuring “sets” from streaming artists on their back yard stage. Thus, Nershfest was born.
Eventually the festival grew from the friends’ back yard to the brewery, adding live bands to the streaming lineup. Inbound is proud to host the 10th annual Nershfest at our taproom. Musical performances will feature local bands on the outdoor stage plus streaming artists—a Nershfest tradition we’d never let die—on the indoor stage.
LIVE BANDS INCLUDE:
General B Superjam
General B and the Wiz is made up of a few really nice jazz boys who are into some really weird, yet wholesome, stuff. The band connects with you, specifically, by writing songs from the heart and putting on high-energy performances that will melt your face and tickle your senses from the inside out. As collaborative songwriters, General B and the Wiz delivers high-energy music that will keep you laughing, dancing, and rocking to your heart’s content until you eventually die someday.
The Mae Simpson Band is a band with a focus on creating music that seamlessly explores a huge range of styles. Some bands are quite stuck into their own definitions. However, others are actually keen on setting the bar higher and looking for new creative ideas. The band’s music is soulful, warm and passionate, known for their raw and powerful energy, the band leaves it all on the stage.
Barbaro’s musical vision explores their collective life experiences through intricate instrumentation, creatively bending traditional music into a style that is all their own. The Minneapolis-Winona based rising stars have created their eclectic sound through original songwriting craft, with inspiration derived from bluegrass, jazz and chamber music. Their new album, Dressed in Roses, released January 2020, “Stands as a true testament to their musical identity and the sound that has launched one of the Midwest’s most in-demand acoustic acts.”
Purple Funk Metropolis
Purple Funk Metropolis is a charismatic seven-piece instrumental band with a raw sound inspired by soul, jazz, funk, and more. Whether in a Como basement or a downtown dive bar, PFM’s energy notoriously gets the whole room dancing. Their new album The Golden Goose is out now.
Shotgun Ragtime Band
AND YOU KNOW THERE WILL BE BEER:
You can purchase beer inside the taproom as well as at outdoor beer tents. Every person who wishes to drink must bring a valid ID and get a wristband from our ID tent.
Three food trucks will be on-site serving up snacks for you to nosh while you Nersh.
We’ll have festival swag and a digital photo booth so you can always remember your time at Nersh.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY:
11:00 – Inbound BrewCo taproom opens
12:00 – Road opens for partying, food trucks, and outdoor beer
2:00 – Shotgun Ragtime Band hits the stage
4:30 – Purple Funk Metropolis
6:00 – Barbaro
7:30 – Mae Simpson
9:00 – General B Superjam gives you a headlining performance you won’t soon forget
10:00 – Food trucks close, live outdoor music is done, we all head inside the taproom to continue the party
12:00AM – You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here
What is the cost?
Nershfest is FREE. Beer and other goodies can be purchased with cash or card.
Can I bring kids?
Inbound is kid-friendly until 9pm. Know this event involves beer drinking in the road, so use your discretion.
Can I bring my dog?
Inbound is always dog-friendly. However, hot August asphalt is not kind to dog paws, and crowds aren’t for everyone. Again, use your discretion and listen to your pup’s needs.
Do I need an ID?
EVERY person who wants to drink beer needs to bring a valid ID, no matter who you are, how old you are, or how many times Inbound has served you in the past.
Can my band play?
The lineup is set, but if you’re interested in playing at future Nershfests, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow @nershfest on social media, or check out nershfest.com.