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Chris Lane, Ocaenic, and DJ Overcash
The Moo & Brew Festival is Charlotte’s annual Craft Beer, Burger and Music Festival featuring unlimited sampling of amazing beers from over 75 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 21+ and rain or shine. See you there!

Please drink responsibly. We encourage using Uber, Lyft or a designated driver.


Yep, both tickets include beer sampling of hundreds of great beers til 6:00 PM. Giddy Up!
VIP Ticket


VIP Session begins with Oceanic performing on stage
Burger champion announcement
GA Session begins
Chris Lane performs
Band TBA
Good Night!
Concert Only session begins, all beer sampling ends, and bars open.
Mitchell Tenpenny Performance


Chris Lane

Chris Lane


DJ Overcash


VIP Admissions

Price: $55
Starts at 2:00pm

Everything in GA PLUS:

  • Early entry and access to rare, small batch beers from many of our breweries
  • 1 Free Burger Ticket
  • Access to the reserved VIP area and bar

Please drink responsibly. We encourage using Uber, Lyft or a designated driver.


Early Bird Price: $35
Usually: $45
Starts at 2:00pm
  • Commemorative festival glass
  • *Unlimited sampling of 200+ beers from some of the best local, regional and national breweries
  • Concert featuring 5 bands
  • Festival games
  • Access to festival cocktail bars
  • Free swag from festival partners and vendors
  • Vote for “Moo & Brew Fest's Best Burger”
Please drink responsibly. We encourage using Uber, Lyft or a designated driver.



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

Email: Dylan@mooandbrew.com


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

Email: jessekimmel@gmail.com

Exhibit/ Arts &
Crafts Vendors

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

Email: tpotter@southernentertainment.com


What you should expect as a part of the Moo and Brew Crew:
A full day of work with numerous breaks to enjoy the festival
Access to the hospitality homestead for free refreshments
A commemorative Moo & Brew tasting glass
A custom Moo & Brew tee
An awesome day with beer lovers and other volunteers
The chance to support Second Harvest Food Bank


819 Hamilton Street behind the AvidXchange office tower.


Book a room for the night with our official hotel partner, the holiday inn center city, for just $99!
Reservations can also be made by calling the Hotel directly at (704) 335-5400 Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM or by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY. When calling in to make reservations guests must identify themselves as members of the Group: Moo + Brew Room Block

Frequently Asked Questions

What's Moo and Brew?

Moo & Brew Fest is Charlotte’s annual craft beer, burger and music festival that features over 100 craft beers, 12 restaurants competing for the Moo & Brew Fest Best Burger trophy plus awesome local, regional and national entertainment.  AND we’re raising money for Second Harvest Food Bank so it’s a great time for a wonderful cause! What better way to kick off spring in the QC than hanging with your friends and enjoying, burgers, brews, music and good times?!  See you there!

When is it?

Saturday, October 2, 2021

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 820 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? 

YES! Both VIP and GA tickets will get you a sample glass to refill as often as you like from all of our brewery tents until 6:00 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 are on sale NOW right (WHILE THEY LAST). Click HERE to purchase.  Prices will go up as soon as the Early Bird Tickets are sold out, so grab yours today and save some loot!  Follow @mooandbrewfest on Instagram for band updates and much more! 

How many VIP tickets are available? 

Only 1,500 so get ’em while they’re HOT because when they’re gone, they’re gone!

How old do I have to be to attend?

This is a 21+ event, MUST SHOW ID 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 ken@mooandbrew.com for more info.

What about vendor space? 

If you’d like to have space for your company or business, please email jesse@mooandbrew.com.

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?

Sorry, no chairs or blankets are permitted.

I’m handicap – can I get around well at this event?

Yes! (ADA compliant) The festival site is primarily on a gravel surface so it can be a little bumpy but the site is all on one level.


When you enter the Moo & Brew Music Fest event, 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, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by MBMF and its affiliates / representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar MBMF events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of MBMF. You release MBMF, 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 or sound recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, 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 MBMF or the person or entity designated to do so by MBMF. When you enter MBMF, you have consented, 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 75 breweries and space is limited, so if you’re interested please reach out to  dylan@mooandbrew.com for more info.

Can I pay just to come to the concert?  

All tickets include admission to the concert, sample glass with unlimited sampling until 6:00 PM, access to all of the vendors, games, cocktail bars, burger vendors (separate charge for cocktails and burgers), and more.  The tickets are for the entire festival so there are no tickets available just for the concert but even if you don't drink the beer, the day-long festival is still a great value.

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

This is a rain or shine event.

Which ticket should I buy?

Either one! The VIP features 1 FREE burger sampling ticket to cast your vote for Moo & Brew Fest's best burger, an extra 1.5 hours to sample all those great beers AND access to special, small-batch beers that will only be available during the VIP session and of course unlimited sampling of all the festival beers.  There are also a few other perks in the reserved VIP section. These tickets are very limited so if you want VIP you better jump quick!

The GA ticket is pretty rockin’ all on its own, too: you get unlimited samples from up to 75 local, regional and national breweries and bottle shops til 6:00 PM, and can get right up front for the live music.  Plus you’ll have access to the games, vendors, free swag from our partners and more!

What items are NOT permitted at the festival?

Pets, outside food/beverages, weapons/firearms, coolers, anyone under 21 years of age.

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!  

What about Covid 19 precautions? 

We are closely following local, regional and CDC guidelines and will continually monitor restrictions and will adhere to all Covid protocols.  As this is ever-changing, we will update this initiative closer to the time of the festival here on this website and through our social channels.  We are committed to providing the safest environment possible for our guests, artists, vendors, sponsors and crew! Be sure to sign up for our e-news here, so you don’t miss an update.

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!

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