Sixth annual Brew Five Three Tacoma’s beer and music festival returns to downtown on Saturday, Aug. 11

The annual Brew Five Three beer fest brings downtown Tacoma to life Aug. 11. The Bryson Foster Band is one of the groups scheduled to perform at the event. Photo courtesy of Bryson Foster Band

Broadway Center for the Performing Arts hosts the sixth annual, award-winning Brew Five Three: Tacoma’s Beer and Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 11, from 1-8 p.m. This 21+ (must show valid I.D. for entry) summer block party in downtown Tacoma on Broadway between 9th and 11th offers an afternoon of live music, tastings with more than 35 Washington breweries and cideries, and a variety of food trucks.

Anticipating a sold-out event, organizers at Broadway Center have limited the capacity for the beer festival to provide the best experience for festival goers and vendors alike. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early to guarantee admittance to the popular summer block party. A security bag-check will be in place at the festival’s entrance at 9th Street and Broadway.

The sixth annual festival will include a schedule of local music:

1:30 p.m. Bryson Foster Band

The Bryson Foster Band is a soul, blues, and hip-hip band that is passionate about cultivating the already-beautiful works and people of Tacoma.

3:30 p.m. Candy Shoppe

Candy Shoppe is a sweet, seven-piece dance band that dishes out hit after hit! They perform disco, Motown, blues, and 80s-era music while incorporating their smooth and light sounds.

6:15 p.m. BoobooLala

Booboolala is a Tacoma band, by way of Port Orchard. The band emits its own three-word mantra with every note, “everybody love everybody.” As they take their music fresh out the oven, it looks easy. It isn’t easy. But it is easy to love Booboolala.

Brew Five Three includes the following food vendors: Stacks 571 Burger & Whiskey Bar, Arnold’s Happy Days Food Truck, Athena’s Gyros, Great Northwest Popcorn, Europa Bistro – Pizzarium, and Bliss Creamery.

Brew Five Three is a 21+ event; valid photo ID required for entry; no exceptions. Failure to present valid photo identification (driver’s license or passport) will result in denial of entry without refund. Brew Five Three will take place rain or shine. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome.

Advance tickets to Brew Five Three are on sale now. Advance tickets $35 to Aug. 10, and $38 at the gate. General admission includes six tasting tokens and a souvenir glass. Tastes are four-ounce pours. Members of the military may purchase a $25 ticket without expiry. Designated driver tickets, without glass or tokens, are $10 in advance or $13 at the gate and include free water and soda.

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