GREAT BREWERY TOUR
COMING TO YOU
FRI MAR 20 - LONERIDER BREWING CO - RALEIGH, NC
SAT MAR 21 - CLOUDS BREWING CO - RALEIGH, NC
FRI MAR 27 - STATION FAMILY + BBQ - CINCINNATI, OH
SAT MAR 28 - OHIO BREWING CO. - CLEVELAND, OH
FRI APR 10 - GNARLEY BARLEY - HAMMOND, LA
SAT APR 11 - NOLA BREWING CO - NEW ORLEANS, LA
TH APR 16 - FORT BAYOU BREWING - OCEAN SPRINGS, MS
TH APR 16 - LIVE ONLINE ON FACEBOOK - 7PM
FRI APR 17 - BIG BEACH BREWING - GULF SHORES, AL
SAT APR 18 - HISTORY CLASS BREWING - PANAMA CITY, FL
SUN APR 19 - PENSACOLA BAY BREWING - PENSACOLA, FL
FRI APR 24 - CHAPPY'S BOURBON BAR - MILFORD, OH
SAT APR 25 - WESTSIDE BREWERY - CINCINNATI, OH
TH APR 30 - LAND GRANT BREWING - COLUMBUS, OH
FRI MAY 1 - PLAIN FOLK CAFE - PLEASANT PLAIN, OH
SAT MAY 2 - SONDER BREWING - MASON, OH
SUN MAY 3 - LITTLE MIAMI BREWING CO - MASON, OH
FRI MAY 8 - BIER GARDEN - PORTSMOUTH, VA
SAT MAY 9 - VIRGINIA BEER CO. - WILLIAMSBURG, VA
TH MAY 14 - GLOUCESTER BREWING CO - GLOUCESTER, VA
FRI MAY 15 - WHEATLAND SPRING FARM - WATERFORD, VA
SAT MAY 16 - CLOUDS BREWING FESTIVAL - RALEIGH, NC
FRI MAY 22 - UPCOUNTRY BREWING - ASHEVILLE, NC
SAT MAY 23 - ARCHETYPE BREWING - ASHEVILLE, NC
SUN MAY 24 -SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CA - ASHEVILLE, NC
TH MAY 28 - MASHCRAFT BREWING - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
FRI MAY 29 - CHURCH ST BREWING - ITASCA, IL
SAT MAY 30 - POLLYANNA RESLARE - CHICAGO, IL
SUN MAY 31 -ON TOUR BREWING CO - CHICAGO, IL
FRI JUN 5 - CROW'S NEST - CINCINNATI, OH
SUN JUN 7 - LITTLE MIAMI BREWING CO - MILFORD, OH
FRI JUN 12 - POUR TAPROOM - WILMINGTON, NC
TUE JUN 16 - COROLLA BEER GARDEN - COROLLA, NC
WED JUN 17 -PANGEA TAVERN - AVON, NC
THU JUN 18 - UNCLE IKE'S SANDBAR - COROLLA, NC
SAT JUN 20 - CAPE CHARLES BREWING - CAPE CHARLES, VA
SUN JUN 21 - GLOUCESTER BREWING - GLOUCESTER, VA
Additional dates coming soon!
SUMMER TOUR 2020: Beach Breweries & Great Lakes resorts
FALL TOUR 2020: New England, New York, Colorado, Pacific NW
May 4, 2020
Hi there. I'm sorry to report, although it's not too suprising, that we're going to be postponing this year's Memorial Day Camping Caravan. I spoke with the folks at Sierra Nevada, UpCountry, and Archetype, and it doesn't look like North Carolina will be opening the breweries for music, etc. until after June. We're going to see if maybe we could move it to Labor Day weekend, but we'll just have to wait a bit to see. I played Sierra Nevada last Labor Day weekend and the weather was PERFECT, so keep your fingers crossed! Stay healthy and smart!
March 19, 2020
Well, COVID-19 wiped out the second week of dates in North Carolina (mostly around the Raleigh-Durham/Chapel Hill area). Funny, because my last run through North Carolina has partially cancelled by a hurricane. So far only the New Orleans dates have been cancelled in April, but short of a miracle I think we all this state of emergency is going to last a while, so fully expect the Spring Tour schedule to be decimated... but I'm going to post it anyway just in case.
The missing blogs from Winter Tour will be going up over the next week or so. I've also been asked if I plan do any streaming events, etc.... I don't know. Seems like everyone with a guitar is doing that right now, I'll probably wait til it either dies down, or I think of an interesting angle to make mine a little different. Feel free to send ideas!
March 11, 2020
I'm WAY behind on the blog! I lost my notes and a thumbdrive for the Florida tour, and have been really busy with a few other exciting tour-related projects... so it got away from me. HOWEVER, while prepping for the March NC run I found the thumbdrive, and will have a few off-days of solitude, so I hope to be all caught up by the end of the week! 1000 pardons!
Our 2nd "one night only" Grateful Dead concert on Feb 27 was a load of fun. A technical SNAFU wiped out our webcast just as it was starting, but you can check out the last 30 minutes of our 2nd set (audio) here.
February 9, 2020
The 2nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Camping Caravan is coming together! This year we'll spend the whole weekend in the amazing Asheville, NC... where we'll be hitting three fantastic breweries each night (and obviously exploring others during the day). Interest is high... if you're interested in joining us on this year's epic roadtrip, please fill out the form on the Caravan page NOW so we can determine how many people we're talking about and negotiate the best group rate possible for lodging.
This will be HUGE fun!
January 24, 2020
Winter Tour kicked off in a stellar fashion in Austin and playing all over Texas. The beers were great, each brewery very unique from the others, and the food in Austin was just unreal! Back briefly for a few shows in Ohio, and then it's off for a couple of weeks of shows in Florida in February.
On February 27 I'll be leading a group of musicians from various bands for a one-night-only performance of Grateful Dead music, in celebration of Mardi Gras. We did this once before last Halloween, and it was so hot the venue asked us to do it again, so here we go. Keep your eye out for details, as it just may be webcast. Please subscribe to my new YouTube channel, as we'll be doing a long more of this kind of thing this year.
January 2, 2020
Happy New Year!
2019 was fantastic, I can't wait to get 2020 rolling! Winter Tour will kick off in Austin, TX on January 10, the dates are posted above. The tour includes a few special events, including our 2nd Grateful Dead night at Little Miami Brewing, Mardi Gras Feb 27. where I'll be joined by musician friends (including members of Freak Mythology, Voodoo Loons, and others) as a full-band playing an entire night of Dead music. The next night, Feb 28, I'll be playing the 28th annual Bockfest at the brand new Northern Row Brewery in Cincinnati. Of course there will be all kinds of craziness on the rest of the tour, follow the blog for all the juicy details!
Finally, here's a video message to close out 2019.
Please subscribe to the new YouTube channel when you watch it!
December 7, 2019
It will be central to 2020 events... the new EP... all aspects of the tour... announcements, live streams of shows, funny little videos documenting the silly and sometimes bizarre stuff that happens on tour.
2nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Camping Caravan!
POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19. PLEASE SEE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOVE IN "NEWS" -
This year's roadtrip is going to be OVER THE TOP... we'll be camping in the mountains and visiting three fantastic breweries in Asheville, NC! Interest is high, so please fill out the form on the Caravan page RIGHT NOW so we can figure out how many will be with us this year, and negotiate the best group rate ASAP. This will book fast so do it NOW! This will be HUGE fun! See details on the Caravan page.
AFTER WINTER TOUR: OTHER 2020 HAPPENINGS
Winter tour keeps me down south and mostly out of the cold through Spring, but I also spend a lot of time in the winter planning the rest of the year. 2020 is going to be HUGE. There are a few really big things in the works that I can't tell you about yet, but plenty of other fun stuff that you can start looking forward to. Spring tour will start with a run through New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, and end with an even more extensive Beach Brewery Tour lasting the entire month of June. The Memorial Day Weekend Camping Caravan will venture into the mountains of Asheville, NC and feature a day at the magnificent Sierra Nevada compound (among others). Summer and Fall? You'll just have to stay tuned...
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 2020, 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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