2018 Great Lakes Burning River Fest Announced!

Clear your end-of-summer calendar for two nights of music, beer, and water conservancy, because Great Lakes Brewing Co. is proud to announce the 17th annual Great Lakes Burning River Fest August 17 and 18 at the historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island.

Illuminated by the downtown skyline, the Great Lakes Burning River Fest returns to Cleveland’s waterfront with three stages of music, scenic views, and refreshing brews. Piano-thumping rockers Low Cut Connie tops the bill Saturday with their explosive live act, while The Speedbumps, an award-winning American band with a warm, authentic indie-rock sound, headline Friday night. 14 genre-spanning acts ready to light up the Lake Erie shoreline will join them on two stages, while DJ Red-I and Candi Fresca curate the Burning River Fest Silent Disco inside the PNC Boathouse.​

A diverse mix of food vendors will dish out the goods, and since beer and music go hand in hand, Great Lakes Brewing Co. will pour fresh, award-winning brews Burning River Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, Commodore Perry IPA, Turntable Pils, and Rally Drum Red Ale all weekend long. 

The best part? Proceeds from all ticket and beer sales benefit clean water initiatives in Northeast Ohio thanks to the efforts of the Burning River Foundation. Help protect our waterways and celebrate summer in Cleveland with live music, food, and refreshing Great Lakes beer.

Tickets for Great Lakes Burning River Fest are available now at burningriverfest.org. 

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The Speedbumps
Candi Fresca (Silent Disco)
DJ Red-I (Silent Disco)
Gretchen Pleuss
Jen & Anthony
Maura Rogers & the Bellows
The Vindys

Low Cut Connie
Candi Fresca (Silent Disco)
Chris Hatton
DJ Red-I (Silent Disco)
Pat Mulloy
Shelter Jones
Thor Platter
Tom Evanchuck
Whiskey Hollow

Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 6:00PM to 11:00PM

The historic Coast Guard Station located at Wendy Park on Whiskey Island, Cleveland, Ohio

Single-day: $15, available now at burningriverfest.org.

Not sure what to expect at #BRF18? Check out some of the fun we had last year: