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Fifteen Years of Tavern Fest at Old Alabama Town

Monday, September 28, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Landmarks Foundation is pleased to present the 15th Annual Tavern Fest in historic Old Alabama Town on Friday, October 9.  The one-night event has become one of Montgomery's most celebrated craft beer and music festivals, and will this year feature music from The Courtyard Saints and a variety of local and national beer offerings.

This year, Tavern Fest will be pouring up a variety of craft brews, including options from a local favorite, Railyard Brewing Co., and several well-known seasonal batches. A range of wine options will also be offered.  Food will be available for purchase throughout the evening, with Jennie Weller Catering & Events serving up a range of delectable menu items.

Back for their second year at Tavern Fest, The Courtyard Saints will present their signature 50s and 60s rock sounds beginning at 7pm.  Montgomery's own Kevin Nutt, DJ and host of internationally-renowned 'Sinner's Crossroads' radio show, will begin the evening at 6pm with his idiosyncratic mix of old-school gospel and soul.

A very special silent auction has been planned for Tavern Fest's 15th anniversary and will feature new work from renowned Montgomery artist Clark Walker, season tickets to the Cloverdale Playhouse, and gift certificates from local restaurants including El Rey Burrito Lounge and Leroy's, among others.

Tickets are available for advance purchase for $15, and at the door for $20 – tickets may be purchased online now at  The event will be held on historic North Hull Street, between East Jefferson and Columbus Streets, and gates will open at 6pm.  Tavern Fest plans to build on the success of recent years, with last year's event welcoming more than 500 guests throughout the night. Proceeds from the event go to support Landmarks Foundation and its mission to preserve, interpret and present Central Alabama's architecture, history and culture.  Landmarks Foundation is the city's leading historic preservation group and oversees the operation of Old Alabama Town in downtown Montgomery.

Tavern Fest 2015’s sponsors are: Loeb & Company, Troy University , All State Beverage Company, United-Johnson Brothers of Alabama, LLC., Greg Allen, Pickwick Antiques, Montgomery Veterinary Associates, Filet & Vine, Steve Brickley & Jim Hodgson, Partners Realty and Alley Station. To learn more about Tavern Fest 2015 or to become a sponsor, visit or call (334) 240-2617.



Rosemary Russell, Marketing Coordinator, Landmarks Foundation or (334) 240-4617