MOO, BREW & 'QUE MUSIC FEST

Charlotte’s annual craft beer, burger, and music festival now has barbeque! This event features 25+ local, regional, and national breweries and over 75 great beers that have been carefully curated by our beer gurus and will also highlight fifteen Queen City restaurants and food trucks competing for burger & barbecue bragging rights. You don't want to miss this 2-day festival featuring an amazing lineup of local, regional, and national music artists with Mt. Joy headlining Saturday and Chris Lane on Sunday.

EARLY BIRD TICKET SALE ENDS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

GET YOUR TICKET TODAY CLICK HERE

This event is rain or shine. All ages are welcome. Must be 21+ to drink. NO REFUNDS. Please drink responsibly. We encourage using Uber, Lyft or a designated driver. Parking is very limited. See you there!

EVENT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

2:00 PM
VIP Session (Beer Sampling) Begins + DJ J Overcash
5:30 PM
Mo Lowda and The Humble Performs
2:30 PM
Band TBA
7:00 PM
Wilderado Performs
4:00 PM
VIP Session Ends, GA Sessions Begins
8:30 PM
Mt. Joy Performs
4:00 PM
Happy Landing Performs
10:00 PM
GOODNIGHT!

SUNDAY, APRIL 16

2:00 PM
VIP Session (Beer Sampling) Begins + DJ Dank Williams
5:30 PM
Special Guest Appearance
2:30 PM
Greg Parrish Performs
7:00 PM
Presentation of BBQ and Burger Trophies
4:00 PM
VIP Session Ends, GA Sessions Begins
7:30 PM
Chris Lane Performs
4:00 PM
Michael Ray Performs
9:00 PM
GOODNIGHT!

EVENT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

2:00 PM
VIP Session begins + DJ onstage
5:30 PM
Mo Lowda and the Humble
2:30 PM
Band TBA Performs
8:30 PM
Mt. Joy performance
4:00 PM
VIP/Beer Sampling ends, GA session begins.
10:00 PM
Good Night!
4:00 PM 
Happy Landing performance

SUNDAY, APRIL 16

2:00 PM
VIP Session begins + DJ onstage
5:30 PM
Band TBA
2:30 PM
Band TBA Performs
7:00 PM
Presentation of BBQ and Burger Trophies
4:00 PM
VIP/Beer Sampling ends, GA session begins
7:30 PM
Chris Lane performance
4:00 PM
Band TBA
9:00 PM
Good Night!

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:

Chris Lane, Jon Langston, Oceanic, DJ Overcash and more!
The Moo & Brew Fest is Charlotte’s annual craft beer, burger and music festival featuring unlimited sampling of amazing beers from over 60+ local, regional and national breweries carefully curated by our beer gurus and 15 Queen City restaurants competing for burger bragging rights and the “Best Burger Trophy”.

This event is rain or shine. 

Please drink responsibly. We encourage using Uber, Lyft or a designated driver. See you there!

MOO, BREW & 'QUE MUSIC FEST


Charlotte’s annual craft beer, burger, and music festival now has barbeque! This event features 25+ local, regional, and national breweries and over 75 great beers that have been carefully curated by our beer gurus and will also highlight fifteen Queen City restaurants and food trucks competing for burger & barbecue bragging rights. You don't want to miss this 2-day festival featuring an amazing lineup of local, regional, and national music artists with Mt. Joy headlining Saturday and Chris Lane on Sunday.

EARLY BIRD TICKET SALE ENDS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

GET YOUR TICKET TODAY CLICK HERE

This event is rain or shine. All ages are welcome. Must be 21+ to drink. NO REFUNDS.  Please drink responsibly. We encourage using Uber, Lyft or a designated driver. Parking is very limited. See you there!

EVENT SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

2:00 PM
VIP Session (Beer Sampling) Begins + DJ J Overcash
5:30 PM
Mo Lowda and The Humble Performs
2:30 PM
Band TBA
7:00 PM
Wilderado Performs
4:00 PM
VIP Session Ends, GA Sessions Begins
8:30 PM
Mt. Joy Performs
4:00 PM
Happy Landing Performs
10:00 PM
GOODNIGHT!

SUNDAY, APRIL 16

2:00 PM
VIP Session (Beer Sampling) Begins + DJ Dank Williams
5:30 PM
Special Guest Appearance
2:30 PM
Greg Parrish Performs
7:00 PM
Presentation of BBQ and Burger Trophies
4:00 PM
VIP Session Ends, GA Sessions Begins
7:30 PM
Chris Lane Performs
4:00 PM
Michael Ray Performs
9:00 PM
GOODNIGHT!

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Mt. Joy
Saturday, April 15

Wilderado
Saturday, April 15

DJ J Overcash Saturday, April 15

Chris Lane
Sunday, April 16

Michael Ray 
Sunday, April 16

Greg Parrish Sunday, April 16

DJ Dank Williams
Sunday, April 16

TICKETS

PURCHASE
TICKETS

1 Day GA Pass         Saturday 

Price: $25
VERY LIMITED NUMBER LEFT!
Starts at 4:00pm
DOES NOT INCLUDE BEER SAMPLING
  • Saturday only entry.
  • Festival entry at 4 pm.
  • Access to all local, regional and national beer.
  • Access to cocktail bars.
  • Festival games.
  • Free swag from fest partners and vendors.
  • Vote for “Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest” best burger / barbeque. 
  • Live performances from 4 bands and Mt. Joy headlining!
  • Does NOT include beer sampling.

1 DAY GA PASS       sunday

Price: $25
VERY LIMITED NUMBER LEFT!
Starts at 4:00pm
DOES NOT INCLUDE BEER SAMPLING
  • Saturday only entry.
  • Festival entry at 4 pm.
  • Access to all local, regional and national beer.
  • Access to cocktail bars.
  • Festival games.
  • Free swag from fest partners and vendors.
  • Vote for “Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest” best burger / barbeque. 
  • Live performances from 4 bands, Chris Lane headlining!
  • Does NOT include beer sampling.

2 Day GA Pass          Saturday & Sunday

Price: $40
VERY LIMITED NUMBER LEFT!
Starts at 4:00pm
DOES NOT INCLUDE BEER SAMPLING
  • Festival entry at 4 pm on Saturday & Sunday!
  • Access to all local, regional and national beer.
  • Access to cocktail bars.
  • Festival games.
  • Free swag from fest partners and vendors.
  • Vote for “Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest” best burger / barbeque. 
  • Live performances from 10 bands including Mt. Joy and Chris Lane!
  • Does NOT include beer sampling.

1 DAY VIP PASS  SATURDAY

Price: $50
INCLUDES BEER SAMPLING FROM 2 - 4
VERY LIMITED NUMBER LEFT!
Starts at 2:00pm
  • Saturday only entry.
  • Early festival entry at 2 pm.
  • Unlimited sampling of 50+ beers from some of the best local, regional and national breweries until 4 pm both days.
  • Special "Belgian Style" sampling glass.
  • Access to rare, small batch beers from many of our breweries.
  • Vote for “Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest” best burger / barbeque. 
  • Reserved VIP area and cocktail bar.
  • Festival games.
  • Free swag from fest partners and vendors.
  • Live performances from 4 bands, Mt. Joy headlining!
Please drink responsibly. We encourage using Uber, Lyft or a designated driver.

1 Day VIP Pass         Sunday 

Price: $50
VERY LIMITED NUMBER LEFT!
INCLUDES BEER SAMPLING FROM 2 - 4
Starts at 2:00pm
  • Sunday only entry.
  • Early festival entry at 2 pm.
  • Unlimited sampling of 50+ beers from some of the best local, regional and national breweries until 4 pm both days.
  • Special "Belgian Style" sampling glass.
  • Access to rare, small batch beers from many of our breweries.
  • Vote for “Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest” best burger / barbeque. 
  • Reserved VIP area and cocktail bar.
  • Festival games.
  • Free swag from fest partners and vendors.
  • Live performances from 4 bands, Chris Lane headlining!
Please drink responsibly. We encourage using Uber, Lyft or a designated driver.

2 Day VIP Pass          Saturday & Sunday

Price: $90
VERY LIMITED NUMBER LEFT!
INCLUDES BEER SAMPLING FROM 2 - 4
Starts at 2:00pm
  • Early festival entry at 2 pm on Saturday & Sunday.
  • Unlimited sampling of 50+ beers from some of the best local, regional and national breweries until 4 pm both days.
  • Special "Belgian Style" sampling glass.
  • Access to rare, small batch beers from many of our breweries.
  • Vote for “Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest” best burger / barbeque. 
  • Reserved VIP area and cocktail bar.
  • Festival games.
  • Free swag from fest partners and vendors.
  • Live performances from 10+ bands, Mt. Joy and Chris Lane!
Please drink responsibly. We encourage using Uber, Lyft or a designated driver.

WANT TO BE A PART OF THIS YEARS FESTIVAL?

ARE YOU A 
BEER VENDOR?

Does your brewery want to be a part of this years festival?
APPLY HERE

WANT TO BE A FOOD VENDOR?

We are still recruiting Charlotte's best restaurants. Up to the challenge? 
APPLY HERE

Exhibit/ Arts &
Crafts Vendors

Does your company want to be a part of this years festival?
APPLY HERE

INTERESTED IN SPONSORSHIP?

Align your company with Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest and put your brand in front of 5,000+ Burger, Beer & Music Lovers + hundreds of thousands more through our media partnerships!

Email: mstephens@southernentertainment.com

VOLUNTEER

PERKS
What to Expect as a Part of the Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest Crew
Multiple volunteer sessions available
Access to the hospitality homestead for free refreshments
A commemorative Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest tasting glass
A custom Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest tee
An awesome day with beer lovers and other volunteers
The chance to support Second Harvest Food Bank
For more info email info@mooandbrewfest.com
Sign Up To Volunteer
Volunteers
Volunteer Opportunities
Ranch Setup Crew (9:30 am-1:30 pm)
This crew will place all brewery supplies at the appropriate tents, install tables and chairs at tents and in the hospitality area, staff the hospitality area, and prepare the front gate tables. Heavy lifting may be involved.


Front Gate Assistance (1:30 PM - 6:00 PM or 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM) 
This crew will help check in attendees, scan tickets, put wristbands on attendees, and hand out beer tasting glasses.


LOCATION

817 Hamilton Street behind the AvidXchange office tower.

NEED A PLACE TO STAY?

Book a room for the night with our official hotel partner, the Holiday Inn Center City, for a special festival rate!
BOOK SPECIAL DEAL
(When you click, you will still need to input your arrival and depart dates)
Arrival Date: 4/15/2023
Depart Date 4/17/2023
Reservation Cutoff Date: 3/15/2023

Reservations can also be made by calling the Hotel Front Desk directly at (704) 547-0999 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM or by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY. When calling in to make reservations guests must identify themselves as members of the Moo & Brew Group Block.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest?

Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest is Charlotte’s annual craft beer, burger, barbeque and music fest that features over 60 craft beers and 15 restaurants and food trucks accompanied by live entertainment. We’re also proudly raising money for Second Harvest Food Bank. So, come kick off Spring in the QC by hanging with your friends, enjoying burgers, brews, BBQ and music and supporting a great cause! We can’t wait to see you there!

When is it?

Saturday, April 15 and Sunday, April 16, 2023

What time does the concert start? Will you have entry all day? Is there a cutoff for entry?  

Click HERE for the entertainment schedule. We’ll have tickets for sale at the gate if available and will allow entry all day.

Where is the festival? 

We’ll be getting down at the AvidXchange Music Factory Festival Grounds located at 817 Hamilton Street behind the AvidXchange office tower.

Where can I park?

Limited parking will be available in the parking deck on the site of the festival but we strongly recommend Uber, Lyft, or drop off as parking is extremely limited and we want everyone to be safe.  Please don’t drink and drive – party responsibly!

Who are the bands this year?  

Click HERE to see our awesome list of bands performing this year!

Do the tickets include beer? 

VIP tickets include early entry and come with a sampling glass and include unlimited sampling from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.

Is there a bag policy? Does it need to be clear? Or a certain size?

Moo & Brew Fest has revised its bag policy to provide everyone with a safer festival experience, as well as to decrease the time it takes to get into the show. Please take note of the following, prior to making your way to the festival.
Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”
Clear tote, drawstring and fanny pack plastic bags will be available through festival merchandise outlets
One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or smaller)
Small clutch bags, approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap can be taken into the fest with one of the clear plastic bags.
An exception will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.
Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs that are not see-through, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
A small clutch bag is defined as – “approximately the size of a hand with or without a handle or strap, no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”

How can I be a volunteer?

You must be 21+ to volunteer. Please see the section below with the volunteer positions available and fill out the form with your info and preferred position(s).

Can I re-enter all day? What do I need to re-enter? 

 Sorry, no re-entry.                                                   

When can I buy my ticket?

Early bird tickets will be released on Friday, December 16, 2022. While supplies last. Click HERE to purchase. Once Early Bird Tickets are sold out, prices will go up; so, grab your tickets today and save some loot!

How old do I have to be to attend?

All ages are invited. 

Kids 10 and under are free with a paying adult. Kids 11 and older must have a ticket to enter.

Is there a charity tied to this event?

YEP! We’ve raised almost $50,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank so far and we’re just gonna keep on helping them feed folks in our beautiful city!  So party on for a GREAT cause!

Can my company be a sponsor? 

You know it!  There are still sponsorship opportunities available. 
Email mstephens@southernentertainment.com for more info.

What about vendor space? 

If you’d like to have space for your company or business, please click here to apply to be a vendor.

I'm really into social media, how can I connect with other peeps at the fest?

Follow @mooandbrewfest on all social channels and use #mooandbrewfest on any posts relating to the event
BONUS: post a picture of you with your tickets on Instagram and tag @mooandbrewfest for your chance to win cool swag from our sponsors.

Can I bring a chair or blanket?

Yes. Please remember that during the busy times of the event, near the stage, or if the first responder areas become too crowded, we may ask you to move or put away your chair or blanket.

Is this fest ADA Compliant?

Yes! However, while the festival site is all on one level, please note that the fest is primarily on gravel.

NOTICE OF FILMING AND PHOTOGRAPHY

When you enter Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by MBQMF and its affiliates / representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar MBQMF events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of MBQMF. You release MBQMF, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment of royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by MBQMF or the person or entity designated to do so by MBMF. When you enter MBQMF, you have consented to this waiver of liability.

How will I know what breweries/restaurants will be in attendance?

We’ll announce on social channels, and on this site. Be sure to sign up for our e-news here, so you don’t miss an update.

How can I get my brewery involved?

We have room for 25 breweries and space is limited, so if you’re interested please reach out to ken@mooandbrew.com for more info.

Is it rain or shine? If it rains, do you have a refunds//nonrefundable purchase policy?

This is a rain or shine event. Sorry, tickets are non-refundable.

What items are NOT permitted at the festival?

Please leave the following at home or in your car:
Fireworks
Explosives of Any Kind
Weapons or Firearms of Any Kind
Bladder Style Backpacks
Bota Bags
Drugs
Drug Paraphernalia
Outside Food, Alcohol, or Drinks INCLUDING Water Bottles.
Kites
Coolers
Umbrellas
Audio Recording Devices
Professional Video or Photography Equipment
Tents
Framed Backpacks
Laser Pointers

Can I bring my professional photo or video equipment?  

Professional photo and video equipment are not permitted.  Phones are fine and we encourage you to tag @mooandbrewfest and use #mooandbrewfest when you post your photos!  

Will I have a great time?

Do you like amazing beer, delicious burgers, good friends and live music??  If the answer is YES then HECK YES you will!

Are dogs allowed?

Yes! All Dogs Must be Kept on a Leash.

Can I bring my child?

Yes! Kids 10 and under are free with a paying adult. Kids 11 and older must have a ticket to enter.

Do you have military discounts?

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