The Paducah Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is gearing up for their 3rd annual PaBREWcah  Beer Fest. This event is a chance for the Paducah community to get together to enjoy wonderful craft beer and local music. This important fundraising event helps the symphony bring incredible classical music to our city and to provide music education to thousands of local children each year.

NEW location and time

For 2018, PaBREWcah happens on June 16, from 5 - 10pm. For the past couple of years the festival has taken place in the downtown parking lot off Broadway. This year it will be held on the Paducah-McCracken County Convention & Expo Center Parking Lot at 415 Park Street.

“PA*BREW*CAH Beer Fest will be on the app Untappd, giving beer lovers the ability to “check in” their beers as they try them,”  explained Morgan Walker, Operations Manager  for the PSO. “The app will also give you full access to information about the breweries and individual beers featured at the festival.”

A ‘hot’ event, but now after dark

This event offers a unique opportunity for you to meet regional brewers and try a beer you've never tasted before. This year, the festival will be held in the evening to avoid the heat of the afternoon. Walker said this is what she is most excited about this year.

"I think that while PaBREWcah was a great afternoon event, it will be an incredible evening event," Walker said. "Who doesn’t love a cold craft beer on a warm summer night? Our first-ever VIP experience is very exciting as well!"

This year, the event is expecting over 25 breweries. To find out what interesting breweries you can find at PaBREWcah please visit their website - the list is being constantly updated on pabrewcah.com.

NEW VIP Experience

New for 2018 is a VIP experience. Purchase this special event pass which includes  all that comes with a general admission ticket, plus access to an air-conditioned VIP area with conveniences you won’t want to miss out on. VIP’s receive an extra punch card for eight, 4-ounce tastes  of specialty and limited release beers from breweries that include Bell's Inspired Brewing, Madtree Brewing Company, Mill Creek Brewing, Paducah Beer Works, Samuel Adams  VIPs can also participate in a bourbon tasting featuring select Wagner Family barrel picks courtesy of Wagner Wine & Spirits.

This years live music features Throwing Copper and Adam H & Friends.

If you want a free t-shirt and a $5 general admission ticket (to be enjoyed outside of your volunteer shift), PaBREWcah is accepting volunteers for the event. Volunteers can sign up for 3-hour shifts before, during, and after the festival. It’s  easy to help, just visit pabrewcah.com/volunteers/.

Get Your Tickets inAdvance

Advance purchase tickets are $25 for general admission and $45 for VIP. Day-of tickets are $30 for general admission and $50 for  . Tickets are expected to sell especially for the VIP experience – so get your today!

General Admission ticket includes a commemorative tasting glass and ten 4oz. tastes from your choice  of the craft breweries. Additional general admission punch cards can be purchased at the event for $20 each. Purchase advance tickets at pabrewcah.com.

All proceeds from PaBRREWcah 2018 will go to support PSO programming, outreach and education programs. For more information, please visit pabrewcah.com, the event Facebook page @pabrewcah, or call 270.444.0065.