Creative Loafing’s 2nd Annual Moo & Brew Craft Beer and Burger Festival is happening at the AvidXchange Music Factory on Saturday, April 16. As an official sponsor of the event, we’re counting down the top 4 reasons we can’t wait for Moo & Brew!
#4 The MusicStarting at 12:30 p.m., there will be live music from Ancient Cities, Truckstop Preachers, Sinners and Saints, Bubonik Funk, and DJ Overcash.
- Ancient Cities: Formed in North Carolina in 2013 by singer/guitarist Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities blends thoughtful lyrics with fuzzy guitars, synth-laden psychedelia, and cinematic moodiness.
- Truckstop Preachers: Described as a high-octane outlaw country band, the Truckstop Preachers have shared the stage with .38 Special, Dwight Yoakam, and NC’s own The Avett Brothers.
- Sinners and Saints: Since 2011, Charlotte, NC country crooners Sinners & Saints have brought their live show to many a main stage or festival with a combination of regional tours in the Southeast.
- Bubonik Funk: Formed in 2006, Bubonik Funk is a four-piece band with a funky, guitar-driven soulful sound. Their individualistic style draws from many inspirations and transcends any one music genre.
#3 The BurgersSome of the Queen City’s best burger joints will compete for the coveted title of “Creative Loafing’s Best Burger,” including:
- Bang Bang Burgers: Pictured above, Bang Bang’s burgers are shaped from the highest quality, Black Angus whole muscle cuts of short rib & chuck, produced by NYC’s own Pat La Frieda. Located on E. 7th Street, Bang Bang Burgers is the defending “Best Burger” champion!
- Carolina Ale House: Located on S. College Street, Carolina Ale House has a menu full of awesome burgers like Triple B, the Four-Pepper, and the Pub Burger.
- Crafty Burg’r n’ Tap: In Cornelius, Craft Burg’r n’ Tap is the place for brews & handcrafted burgers. We recommend the Rolling Hills of Carolina Burg’r, topped with chili, cheese, slaw, mustard and onions.
#2 The BeerThe festival will offer samplings from over 30 local, regional, and national breweries, including:
- Big Boss Brewing Company
- Sweetwater Brewing Company
- Birdsong Brewing Co.
- Sierra Nevada
- The Unknown Brewing Co.
- Catawba Brewing Co.
- Wooden Robot Brewery
- Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
- The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery
- Heist Brewery
- Sugar Creek Brewing
- NoDa Brewing Company