About

 

Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents the 4th Annual Rocktown Beer & Music Festival which features as always a great selection of serious craft beer and a stellar musical lineup.

Every year, 3,000 people converge on Turner Pavilion & Park to attend the event (which often sells out in advance), celebrating good beer, good living, good music and a great community. Whether rain or shine, it's always a mighty fine time. So, get your tickets now and come raise a glass to Rocktown on April 26, 2014!

The Beer!

Every year we celebrate the quality and diversity of America’s craft beer culture. Each brewery is handpicked and will be represented at the festival by a member of that brewery. The breweries bring their flagship brew as well as a seasonal or rare beer, and with 60+ beers to sample even savvy beer fans will find something new to get excited about. Hard ciders are also included for sampling and wine is available for purchase.

The Music!

There’s a wide world of music out there and each year our stage showcases some of the best performances from local and nationally touring bands. Over the years we’re proud to have featured The Hackensaw Boys, The War On Drugs, Yarn, No BS Brass Band, The Steel Wheels, Snarky Puppy, Love Canon and more. This year we’re turning the dial to Bronze Radio Return, The Kelly Bell Band and The Deadmen. You better bring your dancing shoes!

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The Place!

The Turner Pavilion (Farmer’s Market Pavilion) is the heart of the festival and houses all the beer vendors. The field next to provides a grassy area to relax and listen to music, sit down and get a bite to eat from a local food vendor, or take a quiet moment to wonder how you made it so far in life without you brand new favorite brew. The downtown location and proximity to the local restaurants and shops means that the festival can be a part of a larger day spent downtown, offering guests yet another reason to make it a full day of entertainment to look forward to and enjoy.

Directions

From 81 North or South
Take Exit 245 Take a left from the South or a right from North and go west (toward JMU and downtown) on Port Republic Rd.
Take a right onto South Main Street. Follow South Main to downtown. Take a left onto Water Street. Take another left onto Liberty Street.
From Points East and West
Take Rt 33 (Market Street) to Court Square
From the West
Take a right onto Liberty Street just before Court Square.
From the East
Go around Court Square and continue west on Rt 33. Take a left onto Liberty Street.
From Liberty Street
Continue South through the light at Bruce Street. The Market is just ahead on your left.