Brews and Tunes begins 2017 season with later hours

Back for its third year, Brews and Tunes kicked off its first of 16 events spread throughout the summer to showcase the area’s best musicians, breweries and eats each week.

This year, organizers decided that having the event at 3 to 5 p.m. like the past two years was too hot and too early for their guests. So after taking suggestions from the community, Main Street Coordinator Melinda Copp said organizers moved the event to 4 to 7 p.m. to avoid afternoon heat and make the event more dinner-appropriate.

“We got a lot of requests to change the time, so we pushed it back and we’ve gotten a lot of great feedback from that,” she said. “Plus, 3 to 5 is kind of right in the middle of the day, so I think people could have a harder time making it here before.”

About 200 community members turned up to enjoy Beth Snapp perform, enjoy food from the Noli Truck and try two of Depot Street’s original beers.

Sponsored by Roadrunner Markets, Brews and Tunes started two years ago as a way to bring people to downtown Jonesborough on what was normally slow-business Sundays. Now the event has blossomed and brought life back downtown Sunday evening, and now it’s taking a life of its own.

 Some local yoga instructors are offering free yoga in the park adjacent to the Storytelling Center during the event. Copp said the yoga will continue at the other Brews and Tunes events throughout the summer as long as the weather doesn’t interfere.

Brews and Tunes will continue every Sunday through September at the plaza in front of the Storytelling Center with a different musical lineup and featured brewery each week. Food and beer will start at 4 p.m., and music begins at 5.


Jonesborough 2017 Brews and Tunes Schedule


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