The flowers are blooming, the grass is turning green, the trees are budding and the birds are chirping, it must be Spring! Great weather is the perfect reason to get outside and enjoy yourself! Our friends at Magic Hat Brewing Company know how to take advantage of great weather and great company. They just recently announced some super fun upcoming events happening next weekend and throughout the summer, so clear your schedule and head on over to the brewery in South Burlington for live music, food, beer and entertainment!

Have you ever heard of Big Heavy World? Located in Burlington, Big Heavy World is Vermont’s independent, volunteer-run music office. Big Heavy World was started by roommates James Lockridge and George Webb. Their mission is to preserve the historical record of music originating in Vermont to create economic opportunity for VT’s musicians and the industries vital to them. Magic Hat is partnering with Big Heavy World for an exciting benefit event happening next Saturday.

The event is called Heavy Fest 5 and it’s taking place at the Magic Hat Brewery on Saturday, May 16th from 1-6pm. This event will feature a live art expo, outdoor beer garden, brewery tours, food trucks and of course, live music from some of Vermont’s most talented artists. Here’s all you need to know about next week’s event:

  • 100% of the $5 donation at the door will go directly to Big Heavy World
  • Feeling hungry? Taco Truck All-Stars, Dolce VT & Queen City Pops will be there feeding the crowd
  • Live music from Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band, Soule Monde, Rough Francis, Swale and Gowanus
  • Live art expo with Jason Tooth and Brian Capes
  • Brewery tours led by the Magic Hat Brewers
  • Outdoor Beer Garden featuring speciality beers

On June 5th, join the Magic Hat Artifactory for Nicole Christman’s Art Opening. Nicole was last year’s winner of the Labels for Libations contest. You can find Nicole’s artistic label on Magic Hat’s Art Hop Ale which will be showcased on their Spring Fever variety pack, which debuts this spring. Come and hang in the Art Space, see more of Nicole’s art work, mingle with friends and sip on tasty pints. There will be free snacks available as well as 220z. bottles of Art Hop Ale for sale. As a bonus, Magic Hat will donate $1 for every bottle sold, to benefit Burlington’s South End Arts and Business Association.

Did you experience Magic Hat’s Summer Sessions series last season? If not, don’t worry, it’s coming around again! Summer Sessions Music Series is the brewery’s free music series happening at the brewery every Sunday afternoon in June! This event also features an outdoor beer garden and the Taco Truck All Stars food truck. They currently have four sessions lined up and ready to go! All artists are scheduled to perform from 2-4:30. Here are the scheduled Summer Session Music Series dates and participating artists:

  • June 7th, live music with Josh Panda
  • June 14th, live music with Stone Bullet
  • June 21st, live music with The Growlers
  • June 28th, live music with Ben Donovan and The Congregation

We hope that you can make it to one or more of these great summer events! If you do go, share your experiences with us on Facebook!