Brew sessions

The Norman Music Festival team knows there’s a lull between the holidays and the three-day festival in April, so they planned an event specifically for beer lovers and music lovers to come together to fill that void. On March 2, the Brew Sessions will be at the Main Street Event Center, 300 E. Main St., from 4-10 p.m. with three different sessions to enjoy seven local breweries, two wineries and delicious food. The event is happening in downtown Norman in tandem with the Mardi Gras parade and Jazz in June’s Meet Me on Bourbon Street fundraiser and artist announcement.

Norman breweries 405 Brewing Company, Core 4 Brewing and Lazy Circles Brewing will join Anthem Brewing Co, Prairie Artisan Ales, Elk Valley Brewing and Vanessa House Beer Co. from Oklahoma City to pour at the event. Those who prefer wine and non-alcoholic beverages have several offerings at the event as well.

Heartbreak Rodeo, The Whiskey Gingers and The Daddy Love Band of the SongWriters Association of Norman (SWAN) are opening the event at the Sipped Session from 4-6 p.m. Next, DJ Jon Mooneyham is hosting the dance party for the Buzzed Session from 6-8 p.m. Last but not least, Kyle Reid and the Low Swingin’ Chariots are closing the night out in grand New Orleans style at the Amped Session from 8-10 p.m.

Tickets are $35 for the general public before the event and are available on our website. Norman Music Festival VIP members will receive a discount code and free merchandise, and designated drivers only pay $20. VIP membership can be purchased at the Brew Sessions. Tickets include six 6 ounce pours in a commemorative mug, food from The Winston, Pizza Peddlers and Scratch Kitchen and Cocktails, a trivia contest and a chance to win prizes.

The mission of the Norman Music Alliance is to help develop the arts community in Oklahoma through support of local original artists, support of music fans, support of art education and support of local businesses. What started as a one-day festival has now expanded to a three-day festival with over 300 artists in downtown Norman and averaging tens of thousands of people in attendance.

The Norman Music Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and their programs take place because of generous donations from the Oklahoma Arts Council, Norman Arts Council, Kirkpatrick Foundation, Fowler Auto, Green Love Dispensary, Craig and Streight Orthodontics, Republic Bank & Trust, The Garage / Pub W / Winston and our membership base.

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Caleb Slinkard was hired as the editor of the Norman Transcript in August of 2015. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce and previously was in charge of several newspapers in northeast Texas.