Looking for something to do next weekend? Check this out – brews and local bands at the DCU!

WHO:               Brew-Woo

WHAT:              Four local bands will take the stage at the SMG-Managed DCU Center during Worcester’s First Annual Craft Beer Festival, Brew-Woo presented by KJ Baaron’s Fine Wine & Spirits, on Saturday, April 23rd.  Members of Sunlea and Uncle Billy’s Smokehouse together (3:30PM), Jason James and the Baystate House Rockers (4:30PM), Hard No. 9 (5:30PM) and One Step Further (6:30PM) will all play a combination of original and cover songs from their catalogs. Ranging in genres from rock to jam/groove, these bands have all performed all over Greater Worcester and have been recognized as great local talents.

Scheduled to appear alongside WAAF at Brew-Woo is GrillSeekers TV®; A 30 minute reality lifestyle program, hosted by Michael Petit, created to showcase the grilling rituals of today’s sports and food fanatics. GrillSeekers will premiere in May 2011 on NESN. Brew-Woo will feature a Wachusett Brewing Bar-BREW-Que, where each entrée on the Bar-Brew-Que menu will be made with a different style of beer as one of the main ingredients.

The seminar schedule will include a Q&A Session with brewers from Wormtown Brewery, Tullycross Tavern & Microbrewery and Tenth & Blake (4:00PM), Brew & Cigar Pairing by KJ Baaron’s (5:00PM), Beer Education & Dessert by Wormtown Brewery, Build a Better Brew and Sweet of Worcester (6:00PM), and conclude with a presentation about Batch 19 Pre-Prohibition Beer by Tenth & Blake (8:00PM).

*More participants just announced- 50 Back Brewery, Offshore Ale, Tullycross Tavern & Microbrewery and Watch City Brewery
All Participants:

*50 Back Brewery, Anheuser-Busch, Atlantic Brewing Company, Atlas Distributing, Berkshire Brewing Company, Blue Hills Brewery, Cape Ann Brewing, Consolidated Distributing, D L Geary Brewing Company, Goose Island, Harpoon Brewery, Ipswitch, Long Trail Brewing Company, Magic Hat, Mercury Brewing, Narragansett, New England Coffee, *Offshore Ale, Olde Burnside Brewery, Original Sin Cider, Otter Creek Brewing Company, Peak Organic Brewing Company, RedBull, Red Hook, Sherwood Forest Brewers, Shipyard Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada, Smuttynose Brewing Company, Tenth and Blake, The Boston Beer Company, *Tullycross Tavern & Microbrewery, VitaCocoa, Wachusett Brewing Company, *Watch City Brewery, Woodchuck, Woodstock Inn Brewery and Wormtown Brewery.

WHEN:             Saturday, April 23, 2011 from 3:00PM to 9:00PM

WHERE:           DCU Center, Worcester, MA – Convention Center Exhibition Hall

TICKETS:         $30.00; $25.00 in advance
                        Ticket price includes souvenir glass and 10 drink tickets.
Additional drink tickets will be for sale on-site.
                        This is a 21+ event.

WOO CARD:     Brew-Woo ticket holders who show their WOO Card on-site upon entry into the event will receive a $5.00 voucher that may be used at a SAVOR… concession stand.

DETAILS:         Tickets are on sale now and available at the DCU Center Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com. Visit <http://www.dcucenter.com> for up-to-date information on participating breweries, bands, seminars and more.