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Blue Grass & Brews Fest coming to Trexlertown

By Randy Kraft, WFMZ.com Reporter, RKraft@wfmz.com
Published On: Jul 30 2013 08:14:03 PM CDT
TREXLERTOWN, Pa. -

Non-stop music is promised during a  Bluegrass & Brews Fest, scheduled for Sept. 21 at  Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown.

Festival organizers say the event will feature top professional bands as well as regional bands.

Performers will include The Central Valley Boys from California, making their first appearance on the East Coast;  Chris Jones and the Night Drivers; East Side Dave & The Mountain Folk Band; regional band Big Valley, and many other bands and musicians.

Music will be played noon to 8 p.m. on two stage areas and will be staggered by fifteen minutes per area so that there will be no lulls in the entertainment during the rain-or-shine event.

The Valley Preferred Cycling Center is a mecca for top track cyclists from around the world including national, world and Olympic champions. The facility is known as "the velodrome" by  thousands of loyal fans.

Some revenue from the  festival, which will be held after the regular racing season,  will be used  to help the facility continue its mission to provide an excellent learning, training and racing facility, as well as to promote the sport of bicycling.

Major sponsors include Victory Brewing, which is a long-term supporter of cycling.

Presenting sponsors include Service Electric Cable TV and Communications which will be broadcast the festival  live.

Another sponsor is Mountain Laurel Productions, producers of the Mountain Folk Radio, TV & Web shows, which will record all main stage concert performances, live for radio, satellite, Internet and eventual CD production.

The main stage area for bands will be in the infield of the velodrome track between the third and fourth turns. A smaller performance tent will be at the entrance and food court area of the facility.

Tickets are  $10 in advance and $15 at the gate on the day of the fest.

 Tickets can be purchased online or by visiting Valley Preferred Cycling Center during business hours.

Plenty of seating will be in all areas in the front or back stretch bleachers. Fest-goers also  are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to setup on the infield at the main stage area.

No coolers or food/beverages will be allowed in the facility. Food and beverages, including "refreshing brews," will be sold in vendor tents.  Parking will be free.