GREAT BREWERY TOUR
COMING TO YOU
In the tour's first year:
400+ pints of different beers reviewed
Pushing further in year two...
After a very heavy tour schedule from January thru the of end of Summer, we're going to catch our breath this Fall, play a bit of a lighter schedule, work on some new music, and come back with another HUGE schedule for 2020.
SEPT 28 - 16 LOTS BREWING - MASON, OH
SEPT 29 - BREWRIVER - CINCINNATI, OH
OCT 20 - ON TOUR BREWING - CHICAGO, IL
OCT 30 - GRAINWORKS BREWING CO - WEST CHESTER, OH
OCT 31 - LITTLE MIAMI BREWING CO - MILFORD, OH
NOV 8 - CYPRESS & GROVE BREWING - GAINESVILLE, FL
NOV 9 - RUBY BEACH BREWING - JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL
NOV 23 - LITTLE MIAMI BREWING CO - MILFORD, OH
Additional dates coming soon!
November 1, 2019
For Halloween we did something very different. I got a bunch of musician friends together and we donned a musical costume for the night, and played almost 4 hours of Grateful Dead music at Cincinnati's Little Miami River Brewing Company. The event was amazing, a huge crowd of Deadheads showed up to the place, and we rocked the house with nearly 30 epic Dead pieces, performed on acoustic instrumentation. The brewery created a special t-shirt for the event, and you can read all about it, as well as check out photos and video clips, in the blog entry and Facebook page.
September 19, 2019
Summer Tour is officially over, and we did manage to play the last week of the beach tour after Hurricane Dorian had passed. The cancellations the prior week made for some interesting adventures waiting it out in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, you can read about it all in this blog entry.
After a crazy fun (and hectic) year of touring, I'm going to take it kinda easy this Fall. Shows will be limited to venues close to home, special events, and quick weekend trips within the region (no multi-week stretches). I'll be using this time to write, record, and book more extensive tours for the winter and spring!
HURRICANE UPDATE 9/4
This week's shows in Wilmington and Duck, NC have been cancelled due to the hurricane. At this time we fully expect to play the shows in the Outer Banks, Virginia Beach, and Norfolk on Sept 12-14. See you then!
August 15, 2019
Big things happening over the next few months... the big Labor Day mountain run, then heading east for another run of beach towns, back to the midwest, October in New York and New England, a very special Halloween event that will be a VERY different kind of show, and November in Florida! As it gets cold you can count on another winter tour of the South, and a return to New Orleans and the Gulf and Emerald Coasts!
July 8, 2019
Summer Tour kicked off Saturday night at Sixth Sense Brewing in Jackson, OH. July 10 brings us to Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, which kicks off a run of shows in the upper Great Lakes, taking us to Michigan's Upper Pennisula, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Then we're back in Ohio for a run of shows in each corner of the state.
As the Winter, Spring, and Summer tours all ran together as one non-stop marathon, I'm going to slow down a bit in August and stay pretty close to home... but then Labor Day Weekend will be a MONSTER run of shows in mountain towns (including Saturday night at Sierra Nevada in Asheville, NC), and due to popular demand September will feature another run of shows in North Carolina and Virginia. See ya out there!
June 25, 2019
Spring Tour was unbelievable! 30 shows in 13 states, including 18 beaches . Over 120 different pints reviewed, hundreds of new relationships forged. We got some TV coverage, and we hosted our first Camping Caravan weekend.
Incredible runs through the MidAtlantic states, New Orleans and the Gulf coast, back into the Midwest, and then the June run of breweries in Atlantic beach towns!
Just when it seemed like it couldn't get more exciting than the Spring Tour, we have BREAKING NEWS about Labor Day weekend, so mark those calendars:
Labor Day Weekend
FRI - NoDa - Charlotte, NC
SAT - Sierra Nevada Brewing (Asheville) SUN - Grumpy Old Men Brewery (Blue Ridge, GA)
This is a roadtrip made in heaven, three of the world's greatest breweries, in the East Coast's coolest mountain towns (and only 2 hours apart!). I'm thinking caravans, maybe party buses, discounted group rates on hotels, etc. Interested? Drop me a line and let us know ASAP, and we'll start formulating a plan!
See ya soon!
SUMMER TOUR: MORE BEACH TOWN BREWERIES?
The June month-long run of breweries in beach towns was so much fun we have to do it again! We tried to cap off Summer 2019 with a bit of an encore run of beaches, but Hurricane Dorian wiped a lot of that out.... so rest assured there will be AT LEAST a month of beach shows in 2020! If you have breweries you'd like to suggest, let us know now!
AUTUMN PLANS: WRITING, RECORDING, LESS GIGGING
2019's tour schedule has been amazing! Since the start of the year all the way thru to the end of Summer, we've been running all over the U.S., playing amazing places in the mountains, Great Lakes, and TONS of beaches. This Fall I'm going to catch my breath, write and record some new songs, and play a bit of a lighter live schedule. I'll still be playing close to home, some special gigs, and short weekend trips, but no more multi-week runs until the winter (hiding from the cold with shows down south!). We'll also be spending this time scheduling another crazy fun and hectic schedule for 2020!
ABOUT DENNIS O'HAGAN
“There aren't many who can match the enticingly dark, edgy and wonderfully engaging musical storytelling of Dennis O'Hagan.”
Sharing A Love of Music, Great Beer, and Writing Across the U.S.
Dennis O'Hagan is an Irish/American songwriter and guitarist who has been active in the music scene for 30 years. Playing in various indie/alternative bands over the years, and also as a solo artist, he has shared the stage with artists as diverse as the Violent Femmes, the Church, Blue Oyster Cult, Bruce Hornsby, Afghan Whigs, as well as many others. His most recent band, the Voodoo Loons, hailed from both the US and Ireland, have released two critically acclaimed albums, and are in rotation on SiriusXM as well as other global streaming outlets. The Loons have also headlined epic St. Patricks' Day parties on Cincinnati's Fountain Square and the Historic Southgate House.
In 2018 Dennis embarked on his Great Brewery Tour, which has him playing solo/acoustic shows at craft breweries throughout the U.S. (The 1st leg of the tour was Midwest breweries; 2nd Leg NY & New England; 3rd leg Winter at Southern Breweries; 4th leg Spring in New England, Midwest and Gulf Coast; 5th leg Summer at Atlantic Beach Town Breweries, Etc.). After each show he blogs his thoughts on the brewery and the beers he sampled that night, and encourages others to chime in. The tour has so been so successful that it is rolling on into 2019, and at this point seems to be developing into a perpetual tour...
"Craft brewers are artists, and as such they and their patrons tend to be tuned in and have a deep appreciation not only for the art of making great beer, but also of music... so with me being a musician/songwriter and great appreciator of the brewer's art, there is this perfect mutual admiration that makes this whole experience very satisfying and FUN for everyone involved."
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