12th Annual Blues & Brews Festival 2023

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12th Annual Blues & Brews Festival 2023

Get ready to groove & sip on cool craft brews at the 12th Annual Blues & Brews Festival, July 14 & 15. Good times & good vibes ahead.

By Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District

When and where

Date and time

July 14 · 6pm - July 15 · 9pm PDT


Pleasant Hill Park 147 Gregory Lane Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 1 day 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

12th Annual Pleasant Hill Blues & Blues Festival 2023

Purchase your Craft Brew Tasting Tickets here on Eventbrite if you want to enter the new Good Vibe Beer Garden on Saturday (7/15) at the Pleasant Hill Blues & Brews Festival. Get ready for some good times, good vibes, good people, and the best craft beer!

Experience unlimited tastings of the best craft beers in the Bay! We offer two types of craft beer tasting tickets that give you in-and-out access to our new beer garden where you will enjoy unlimited samples of a wide variety of only the best craft brews from 20+ local breweries. View the list of breweries on the event website at bluesandbrewsfestival.com/brews.

  • General Admission (Beer Garden Access: 4:00-8:00 pm): Includes unlimited craft beer tasting plus a commemorative tasting glass. Pre-Sale: $55 + fees | Day of: $65
  • V.I.P. Admission (Beer Garden Access: 3:00-8:00 pm): V.I.P. ticket holders will be treated to a good vibe "VIP experience" including early beer garden entry (3:00 pm), exclusive brew pours AND an extra hour of unlimited tastings of the finest specialty craft beers before the general public. VIPs will also enjoy complimentary snacks, exclusive Beer Garden tunes, a 360 video booth, and a prize wheel with VIP-worthy swag and more. Oh, and a commemorative tasting glass too. Pre-Sale: $70+fees | Day of: $85
  • Designated Driver Admission: A designated driver ticketholder will receive bottled water but will not be served alcoholic beverages. Pre-Sale $10 | Day-of: $10

IMPORTANT INFO: You must be 21+ years old to purchase beer-tasting and single-pour beer/wine tickets.


Please bring a valid, bona fide physical government-approved ID to purchase alcohol. A digital screenshot, etc. NOT accepted. Everyone must present their physical ID even if they look decades over 21. We really, really, really don't want to have to send anyone home to get their ID. Really.

No one under the age of 21 will be allowed in the craft beer garden at any time. No exceptions (not even a super cute infant strapped to your person).

We encourage everyone enjoying alcoholic beverages to pre-plan a safe ride home via mobile car-ride services (e.g. Uber or Lyft) or by designating a driver. Consider staying at one of our fabulous Pleasant Hill hotels within walking distance of the park. Visit www.staypleasanthill.com

AVOID THE LONG LINES! Advanced purchases for tasting tickets are strongly encouraged (and DISCOUNTED). Advanced Ticket Purchase = Price Discount & Express Check-In Line!

Pre-sale tickets are credit/debit/online only. Tickets are assessed processing fees via Eventbrite. No Ticket refunds. Ticket prices go up the day of the main event (Saturday) and will be limited to tent capacity. Beer Garden Tasting Tickets are valid for access to the beer garden on Saturday, July 15, 2023 only.


FRIDAY, July 14: Kick-Off Pre-Party | Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane

Friday night is the family-friendly pre-party featuring a free Kidzone, dancing, and live music from local favorite, The Big Jangle, a Tom Petty tribute band. Food and single pours of beer and wine are available for purchase at the event.

SATURDAY, July 15: Main Festival with Live Music & Craft Brew Tasting | Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane

Saturday is the main festival with a line-up of talented musicians including Jr. De Ville Blues Band, The Daniel Castro Band, and headliner band, Top Shelf The main festival also features the area's best craft brew tasting, food, and craft vendors!

Admission to the Blues & Brews Festival event itself is FREE to the public. You do not need to purchase a ticket to attend and enjoy the live music at the Friday pre-party or the main event festival on Saturday. The park is open to all. Ticket purchases are only required for access to the craft beer garden and for single pours of beer & wine.

SINGLE-POURS OF BEER & WINE (Friday & Saturday, available on the day of the event only)

Prefer to enjoy just a glass of beer or wine? Single pours of beer and wine are available outside of the craft beer garden on both days. Purchase single-pour beer and wine tickets at the Ticket Sales booth on the day of the event. Credit cards/Debit (with Visa symbol) and cash is accepted for single poor tickets. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST INFO: (if you actually made it to the bottom of the page)

We love pets but not everyone else does. Large crowds are also expected. Please leave pets at home.

To keep updated on the event, visit www.bluesandbrewsfestival.com or follow on social media:

Instagram @PHBluesAndBrews | Facebook at @pleasanthillbluesfestival

The Annual Blues & Brews Festival is brought to you by Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District pleasanthillrec.com | @pleasanthillrec

Thank you to event sponsors, City of Pleasant Hill, Laura Wucher Real Estate Team, Pleasant Hill Coin & Jewelry, WiseGirl and Back Forty BBQ.

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