Taste & Brew features local food, beer

Contact: Deanne Puca

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The 30th Annual Taste & Brew of Kalamazoo Festival features three days of an endless variety of foods prepared by Kalamazoo's most popular eateries.

The event at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo Thursday through Saturday, July 23-25, features food from over 30 restaurants, music and a variety of beers from local breweries and a wine bar.

Gates open at 11 a.m. each day, and admission is free until 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., general admission is $10 until close Thursday at to 10:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 11:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $25 each day.

Scheduled to perform are Thursday, The Electric Red; Friday, Beat Brigade Productions featuring Exile & Patience; and Saturday, headliner Gin Blossoms.

The festival attracts and feeds an average of 10,000 people per day in downtown Kalamazoo, totaling 25,000 to 30,000 attendees over the entire weekend.

For more information, visit tasteofkalamazoo.com.