Blues & Brews Festival

Don’t miss this annual family-friendly East Bay event! Come out and enjoy a summer afternoon of craft beer tasting, delicious food, and free blues music at Pleasant Hill Park.

Photo from Pleasant Hill Blues Festival Facebook page

What is the Blues & Brews Festival?

One of Pleasant Hill's signature annual events, this two-day summer festival is presented by the Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District and features free live blues performances, local food, and unlimited beer tasting with the purchase of a tasting ticket. The family-friendly event is open to the public and a great addition to any Pleasant Hill summer itinerary.

When is the 2022 Blues & Brews Festival?

The 2022 Blues & Brews Festival is being hosted on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16.

Who is performing at this year's festival?

The Blues & Brews Festival welcomes the general public to enjoy two days of free live music performances on an outdoor stage. Santana tribute band, ZEBOP!, is headlining this year's event, capping off an impressive slate of Bay Area blues artists. The 2022 performance schedule is as follows:

Friday, July 15

  • Landbirds, 6-7:00 p.m.
  • The Big Jangle, 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 16

  • Sunny & The Black Pack, 4-5:00 p.m.
  • Frankie G & The Conviction, 5-5:50 p.m.
  • Beaufunk, 6-7:00 p.m.
  • Zebop, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Hands raise small beer glasses in the air for a toast.

What breweries are participating at this year's festival?

The other half of the Blues & Brews Festival is dedicated to all things craft beer and cider, with some of California's top breweries — including several breweries based in and around Pleasant Hill — pouring samples on Saturday, July 16 from 3-8:00 p.m.

Tasting tickets, available to purchase in advance online, will grant imbibers access to unlimited beer and cider samples from participating breweries stationed inside of a tasting tent. A special VIP tasting ticket grants craft beer enthusiasts admission to the tent one hour early, plus exclusive pours, live music from Frankie G, special swag and more. Designated drivers can purchase a discounted ticket to enjoy access to the tasting tent and bottled water.

The growing list of 2022 participating breweries and cideries includes:

Sierra Nevada

Ace Cider

Bruehol Benicia Brewing

Buck Wild Brewing

Canyon Club Brewery

Danville Brewing Co.

Del Cielo Brewing Co.

East Brother Beer Co.

Epidemic Ales

Fort Point Beer Co.

Ghost Town Brewing

Gilman Brewing Co.

Mike Hess Brewing

Mare Island Brewing Co.

Morgan Territory Brewing

Oakland United Beerworks

Pennyweight Craft Brewing

Rotator Taproom

S3 Brewing

Seismic Brewing Co.

Side Gate Brewery

Where is the Blues & Brews Festival held?

The 2022 Blues & Brews Festival will once again be hosted in Pleasant Hill Park, located at 147 Gregory Lane.

If you are traveling to town for the event, consider booking a room at one of Pleasant Hill's convenient and affordable hotel options, some of which may be offering special rates for Blues & Brews Festival attendees.

For More Information

Visit the official Blues & Brews Festival website or contact Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District at (925) 682-0896.