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.

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!

MOO, BREW & 'QUE MUSIC FEST

APRIL 12-14, 2024


Get ready to ignite your senses at Charlotte's most anticipated festivity of the year – the BBQ, Beer, Burger, and Music Fest! Bigger, bolder, and bursting with more flavor and fun than ever before, this three-day event is a paradise for foodies and music lovers alike. Dive into a mouthwatering array of local and regional BBQ delights, savor an unparalleled selection of over 50+ sensational beers, and satisfy your taste buds with expertly crafted cocktails. But that's not all! Immerse yourself in the various games and entertainment, set against the backdrop of an exceptional music lineup. Featuring electric acts like The Revivalists, Hippo Campus, and flipturn, plus a host of phenomenal local and regional talents, this festival is a harmony of flavors and sounds you simply can't afford to miss. Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable three-day celebration that promises to be the highlight of your year!

- SINGLE & THREE-DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW -

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
Lovely World
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
Michael Ray Performs
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
Jon Langston Performs
9:00 PM
GOODNIGHT!

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

The Revivalists

Hippo Campus

Lee Brice

Flipturn

Trash Panda

Rodney Atkins

Little Stranger

Richy Mitch & The Coal Miners

Illiterate Light

Trash Panda

Trash Panda

The Vegabonds

Trash Panda

The Stews

Lover
Taylor Swift Tribute Band 

Trash Panda

Greg Parish

DJ Slim McGraw

The Stews

Lover
Taylor Swift Tribute Band 

SCHEDULE

OUR 2024 BEER LINEUP

TICKETS

PURCHASE
TICKETS

GA PASSES

1-Day & 3-Day Passes AVAILABLE

Price: $35
VERY LIMITED NUMBER LEFT!
Starts at 4:00pm
DOES NOT INCLUDE BEER SAMPLING
  • Access to all local, regional and national beers
  • Access to cocktail bars
  • Festival games
  • BBQ demos from some of the best in the business
  • Free swag from fest partners and vendors
  • Vote for “Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest” best burger
  • Live performances from bands including The Revivalists, Hippo Campus, flipturn and many more!

VIP PASSES

1-Day & 3-Day Passes AVAILABLE

Price: $35
VERY LIMITED NUMBER LEFT!
Starts at 4:00pm
DOES NOT INCLUDE BEER SAMPLING
  • Everything included in GA PLUS
  • Reserved VIP area and cocktail bar in front of the stage
  • Festival games
  • Free swag from fest partners and vendors
  • Front row access to Main Stage

SUPER VIP PASSES

1-Day & 3-Day Passes AVAILABLE

Price: $35
VERY LIMITED NUMBER LEFT!
Starts at 4:00pm
DOES NOT INCLUDE BEER SAMPLING
  • Everything included in GA and Main Stage VIP PLUS
  • Reserved Super VIP area with cocktail bar in front of the stage
  • Exclusive Private Restrooms
  • Complimentary beverages included (beer, cocktails, water and soda)
  • Front row access to Main Stage

1 Day VIP Pass         Sunday 

Price: $90
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: $140
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.

GETTING TICKETS FOR SOMONE SPECIAL?

If you're purchasing tickets for someone, we've got something to help with the gift giving process. Click the button below to view the official gift vouchers for Moo, Brew, & 'Que Music Fest 2024!

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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

Trade your time for a Moo, Brew, and ‘Que Music Fest experience you will never forget!

Opportunities are open in various areas, including but not limited to:

  • Main Gate / Ticketing
  • Set Up / Break Down
  • Guest Services
  • Staff Check In / Out

In exchange for becoming a MBQ Volunteer, you’ll receive:

  • General admission access to all 3 days of MBQ!
  • A volunteer t-shirt!
  • An unforgettable experience!

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years or older on or before April 1st, 2024. (Must show valid ID matching name on email/registration)
  • You will be required to pay a $50 ticket deposit with a valid debit or credit card. You will be required to pay the deposit and application fee at the time of registration.
  • The card you use will be refunded the $50 ticket deposit within 30 days of the end of the festival, as long as you complete your work requirements and follow the volunteer rules.
    • If you do not check in or out of your volunteer shift at the staff check in tent, you will forfeit your deposit.
  • Volunteers are required to work one 8-hour shift in order to complete their work requirements. Volunteers can sign up for more than one shift if they would like to. This includes signing in and out at the staff check in tent.
  • Each volunteer must sign up with their own email address.
    • Volunteers are not permitted to share email addresses when registering and must provide their valid email address in order to receive scheduling information and all MBQ communications.
  • Volunteers must be on time for scheduled shift. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early before your shift to allow ample time for check in.
  • Volunteers must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
  • Volunteers will be provided (1) volunteer t-shirt to wear while working and are not permitted to wear this shirt when they are not working their shift.
  • Volunteers are expected to be prepared for the elements.
    • Bring sunscreen and prepare for inclement weather.
    • It is highly encouraged that all valuables are left at home; there is no secure storage space for volunteers. Moo, Brew, and ‘Que Music Fest is not responsible for any personal belongings that are lost or stolen before, during, and after the event.
  • There is zero tolerance for volunteers caught drinking or under the influence of illegal drugs. You will be subject to standard legal action and you will forfeit your deposit.
  • If you are caught stealing, under the influence, or passing your wristband during a shift, you will lose your access to the festival and will forfeit your deposit.
  • Approved volunteers will be given a 3-day volunteer wristband providing General Admission access into the festival. This is a non-transferrable wristband. Volunteer wristbands cannot be upgraded.

How To Select Your Shift:

  1. Once you have submitted your application, paid your deposit and received your confirmation email - you will be added to the volunteer list.
  2. Volunteers will receive an email providing access and instructions to select their shift in the order in which their application and deposit was received.
    • Shift selection will begin the week of March 18th, 2024 and will be released in the order of applications received.

Now that you have read the Volunteer Agreement, FAQs and Terms & Conditions, it is time to complete the official application and pay the application fee and ticket deposit.

Work 16 hours (two 8-hour shifts) in exchange you will receive a volunteer wristband (4-day general admission access to the festival). Plus, get a cool t-shirt!

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION AND PROCESS YOUR PAYMENT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A POSITION.

IMPORTANT:
Each application must have a unique email address. You can not apply for anyone other than yourself and you can not use the same email address for more than one application.


Note: If you have any questions, or experience any difficulty while completing your application, please contact us as info@mooandbrewfest.com.


Sign Up To Volunteer

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.

hotel partners

DO YOU NEED A PLACE TO STAY WHEN YOU'RE IN TOWN FOR ALL THE FUN?

Check out our official hotel partners for some great accommodation opportunities!

Frequently Asked Questions

What's Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest?

Moo, Brew & ‘Que Music Fest is Charlotte’s annual BBQ, Beer, Burger and Music Fest that features BBQ, Burgers, Cold Beer, Live Music and more!. We’re 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!

What time does the festival start each day?

The festival gates open up at 2:00pm each day of the event.

Where is the festival? 

We’ll be jamming and eating 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? 

Super VIP tickets include all adult beverages.

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

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).

Stay tuned for more details and sign up for our e-news to for the latest news about MBQ Fest!

When can I buy my ticket?

Early bird tickets will be released on Friday, November 17 at 8:00 AM. 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?

No. Blankets and chairs are not allowed into the festival due to emergency services, however there are places throughout the fest to sit down and eat or take a load off.

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 20 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. All tickets are non-refundable.

What items are NOT permitted at the festival?

Please leave the following at home or in your car:
- Chairs
- Blankets
- 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, supervised, and cleaned up after.

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?

Yes! However during Early Bird sales, it’s less than a military discount ticket. After our Early Bird tickets run out, our military discounts will kick in and we will announce it on our social and in our e-news. Click here to access our military discounted tickets.

Do you have payment plans?

Yes, now through Friday, December 8 at 11:59 pm!

How Payment Plans Work
Choose what level of awesomeness you’re looking to experience at Moo, Brew & ‘Que Fest!

1. Make your deposit payment at checkout to lock-in your ticket and pricing. You will be charged 25% of the full ticket price as the down payment of your ticket.

2. You’ll be sent an email reminder each time your next installments are due and when your card will be charged. Your remaining 3 payments will each be 25% of the full ticket price. Your subsequent payments will be charged automatically to the card you provided on your corresponding due dates outlined in your confirmation email.

3. After all payments have been made, you will receive an email with your ticket instructions. All payment plans must be paid in full by March 1st, 2024.

Please Note: You are responsible for making all installment payments on the dates defined at the time you make your initial payment.

*$20 applies to first payment on 3 day GA tickets. Additional fees / taxes not are not included. Now through Friday, December 8 at 11:59 pm, when you start a payment plan, your additional payments will be differed until January 1.

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