Seven Music & Craft Beer Destinations

Craft beer and live music go hand in hand and many of Virginia’s popular craft breweries are also known for being excellent live music destinations.


Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – Richmond, Va.
Hardywood is a music destination in its own right. The brewery hosts numerous many of Richmond’s finest bands every weekend and all-day music festivals throughout the year including A Good Day in RVA Festival, the Richmond Roots Festival and the Richmond Bluegrass Festival.


A Good Day In #RVA continues! #toxicmoxie on stage now! #hardywood #livemusic #richmond #spacesuits

A photo posted by Hardywood Park Craft Brewery (@hardywood) on May 9, 2015 at 5:17pm PDT


South Street Brewery – Charlottesville, Va. South Street is right in the middle of Charlottesville’s thriving music scene. The brewery hosts hosts live regional bands weekly and is also within a short walking distance of many of the city’s live music venues including the nTelos Wireless Pavilion, the Southern Café and Music Hall and the Jefferson Theater.


Brothers Craft Brewing – Harrisonburg, Va. Brothers Craft Brewing (originally Three Brothers Brewing) hosts live music regularly. The brewery also has a hand in the Rocktown Beer & Music Festival that takes place at Turner Pavilion and celebrates good beer and good music. This year’s event takes place on September 26.


pretty nice little saturday #mapleunion #brotherscraftbrewing

A photo posted by Andrew Hassler (@jonnyload) on Jul 18, 2015 at 12:52pm PDT


Center of the Universe Brewing Company – Ashland, Va.
Ashland’s popular brewery features live music every Saturday as well as the Wednesday night Biergarten Concert Series. The brewey also hosts a number of excellent music festivals including the Summer Moon Music Festival.



Wolf Hills Brewing Company – Abingdon, Va. Wolf Hills hosts live music every Thursday-Saturday featuring many of the region’s popular bands. It also recently hosted the Howling Craft Beer & Music Festival.



Flying Mouse Brewery – Troutville, Va.
Flying Mouse typically has live bands on the weekends, and has at least one big event each quarter with two bands performing.


Enjoying the scenery.

A photo posted by @malpal83 on Feb 8, 2014 at 2:56pm PST


O’Connor Brewing Company – Norfolk, Va.
Hamptons Roads’ microbrewery offers live music from regional bands every weekend as well as a Vinyl Night, where beer drinkers can enjoy the sound of vintage vinyl and even bring in their own records.



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