GREAT BREWERY TOUR
COMING TO YOU
After playing more than 130 shows so far this year, we are continuing our tradition of enjoying a more relaxed Fall Tour schedule. We will also be using this time to work on the forthcoming documentary and reality TV show pilots based on the tour. Exciting news coming!
.........MORE DATES COMING... CHECK BACK SOON!
SEP 30 _ LOCK 27 BREWING - CENTERVILLE, OH
OCT 01 - SONDER BREWING - MASON, OH
OCT 02 - PRIVATE EVENT
OCT 08 - TOWERHOUSE FARM BREWERY - GAY, GA
OCT 09 - ROUND TRIP BREWING - ATLANTA, GA
OCT 09 - IRONSHIELD BREWING - ATLANTA, GA*
OCT 22 - NORTHERN ROW BREWING - CINCINNATI, OH
OCT 23 - WEST SIDE BREWING - CINCINNATI, OH
OCT 24 - PRIVATE EVENT
OCT 29 - GRAINWORKS BREWING - WEST CHESTER, OH
NOV 05 - LITTLE MIAMI BREWING CO - MILFORD, OH
NOV 06 - WEST SIDE BREWING - CINCINNATI, OH
NOV 14 - BEST END BREWING - ATLANTA, GA
NOV 19 - GULF COAST GARAGE PATIO BAR - MILTON, FL
NOV 20 - BEARDLESS BREWING CO - MILTON, FL
NOV 27 - WEST SIDE BREWING - CINCINNATI, OH
DEC 03 - LITTLE MIAMI BREWING CO - MILFORD, OH
DEC 10 - GRAINWORKS BREWING - WEST CHESTER, OH
*canceled due to issue at brewery
Due to the ever-changing policies around COVID19, the Fall schedule will be unusually fluid, with some dates being added with short notice. Unfortunately that's just the way it is, especially with each State and jurisdiction having their own policies. Check back frequently for updates, or follow on Facebook for the latest updates, and thank you for your understanding and support!
September 28, 2021
Hello again! What a year it has been so far! Winter, Spring, and Summer tours were all tremendous. Amazing visits to exceptional breweries all over the eastern half of the U.S... summer in New England, all our favorite beaches and mountain breweries, a couple of weeks playing all over Texas, too many highlights to mention.... Mountain top breweries in Virginia and North Carolina; fun runs to Chicago and Madison, WI; several nights in Vermont, a couple of nights playing Cape Cod; a scorcher of a night in Boston, fun shows in Pennsylvania and New York, hitting a lot of new places in Georgia and Florida... and the list goes on...
The Autumn Tour schedule is lighter, by design, as we are so busy prepping for a huge 2022 and some really exciting projects we've been dying to tell you about:
2022 will be the tour's fifth year! Other than a 3 month Covid hiatus, Dennis has been touring breweries steadily since 2018, has played about 300 breweries in 31 states, and with the tour growing each year is on pace to play another 200 breweries in 2022. To celebrate, expect an exciting 2022 tour schedule that will include not only more solo shows by Dennis, but also solo shows by Brad Wehlitz (of Freak Mythology), and a new band featuring them both as well as special guests. Rehearsals have us really excited about this new band, with Dennis and Brad both trading off on guitars, acoustic bass, lap steel, mandolin, bouzouki, harps, and hooters, while special guests join on light and hand percussion. Imagine the Violent Femmes, but rootsier, and with a wider variety of instrumentation! And while we're already booking the tours for next year, we're hoping this will be the year we finally do an extended run of West Coast shows (C19 dashed our plans for 2000 and 2001!)
Finally, after more than a year of discussing, planning, and delays (thanks, Covid!)... the TV show is happening! We can't say too much about it yet, but picture a fun (and funny) documentary/reality TV format, following Dennis, Brad, and a crew of misfits and artists as we keep the great American tradition of hopping a train, joining the circus, and taking the great road trip alive... forging our own path all over the country, finding adventure and mischief as we chase our passions for playing live music and discovering great beers (and interesting characters) at craft breweries from coast to coast!
The first two installments will be filmed in October, and will include shows at two exceptional breweries (to be named shortly). These will be really exciting events, and we'd love for you to be a part of it! Like/follow the Facebook page for news, updates, and how to get an invitation to attend the filmed shows. Details will be coming out in a matter of days, so get engaged now!
Details for the film shoots, including how you can attend, will be announced this week!!!
AUTUMN TOUR + WHAT'S ON TV?
As has become a bit of a tradition, after heavy touring schedules throughout the Winter, Spring, and Summer, we're going to slow down a bit this Fall. Expect the Autumn Tour schedule to be rather light this year... but don't think that means we won't be busy with a ton of other projects. The most exciting project is that the TV show based on the tour will begin filming in October! More details will be released very shortly, so stay tuned. In related news, the tour will be expanding to include a new 2-3 piece band, and we're working hard on new material. We're all multi-instruments, so expect more guitars, acoustic bass, lapsteel, mandolins, harps, hooters, and hand percussion. Plans are that in 2022 the tour will consist of band shows as well as solo shows by Dennis and Brad. This will be HUGE fun!
2nd Annual Memorial Day Weekend Camping Caravan!
BACK IN 2022, IN ASHEVILLE, NC!
While canceling the 2020 caravan was a huge disappointment for everyone, it was the right thing to do. There were too many uncertainties around COVID, and it takes a ton of work to organize the logistics for lodging, etc. only to have it be canceled last minute. The GOOD NEWS is that all parties are wanting to reschedule it... so stay tuned for confirmation! Maybe pencil in Memorial Day Weekend 2020....
A very special "thank you" to UpCountry, Archetype, and Sierra Nevada breweries for their commitments and patience, and hopefully we can plan to do it as we kick off next Summer.
ABOUT DENNIS O'HAGAN
ABOUT BRAD WEHLITZ
“There aren't many who can match the enticingly dark, edgy and wonderfully engaging musical storytelling of Dennis O'Hagan.”
“Truly stunning... current and original, yet so evocative of years gone by - a true pleasure to have heard." ~ Donald Strachen, Donald Strachen On the Radio
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.
In 2018 Dennis embarked on his Great Brewery Tour, which has continued on through 2021 with him playing solo/acoustic shows and sharing tales of his travels at craft breweries throughout the U.S... so far nearly 300 breweries in 30+ states. After each show he publishes a well read blog of his thoughts on the brewery and the beers he sampled that night, providing national exposure to regional breweries during a time of exploding craft beer tourism. The tour has been so successful that it is rolling on into it’s fourth year, and at this point seems to have developed into a perpetual tour.
In 2020 Dennis began work with an reknowned production company to develop a reality show based on the tour, combining his brewery stops with tour shenanigans, and expanding the music from a solo set to a small acoustic band (think Violent Femmes, but rootsier and with a wider selection of instrumentation.
Dennis O’Hagan’s Great Brewery tour scales to allow him to play craft breweries of any size, ranging from small cozy nano-breweries to giant venues such as Sierra Nevada’s huge compound in Asheville, NC. "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 having a great appreciation of the brewer's art, there is this perfect mutual admiration that makes this whole experience very satisfying and FUN for everyone involved.”
Brad Wehlitz is best known as the lead singer and guitarist for award-winning indie/funk band Freak Mythology, although he has recently been dedicating more time to touring as a solo artist, and in an 2-3 piece combo with his father, Dennis O'Hagan, who he now partners with on O'Hagan's Great Brewery Tour.
In Freak Mythology Brad serves as the primary songwriter, singer, and guitarist, and has earned critical and fan acclaim for the band's self-titled debut album, which they supported with a successful national tour that brought attention to their masterful and energetic live performances and exceptional musicianship. In addition to headlining their own shows in premier clubs throughout the Midwest, they have been invited to play many regional festivals, including the Jersey Shore Music Festival, OHMSTEAD Music Fest, Rhythm Brew Music & Arts Festival, among others.
Brad and the band earned respect and recognition quickly in their home market of Cincinnati, where they've been nominated for two Cincinnati Entertainment Awards for "Best Rock Act" (2018, 2019), took first place in the 2018 Madison Theatre Band Challenge (one of the largest "Battle of the Bands" competitions in the Midwest), and first place in Cincinnati's 2017 Next Big Band Competition. The debut album earned national and international airplay, with popular UK blog PRNAV naming it 2017's Album of the Year, and racking up 50,000+ streams and thousands of physical copies sold. The band is currently recording their second album.
Brad plays solo/acoustic shows on the Great Brewery Tour, and (like O'Hagan) is also a multi-instrumentalist in their Great Brewery Band, where they each trade off on guitars, acoustic bass, lapsteel, mandolin, bouzouki, harp, hooters, and various other instruments. Brad became a partner in the Great Brewery Tour in 2021, and will be touring more extensively solo and with the new band in 2022.
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