That’s right – In its second year – meet and watch the teams from the Carolina BBQ League for the Charlotte BBQ Cookoff. Come out and see the teams and their rigs as they smoke out the best flavors in the South. To get your team involved in the competition click here to download the application or email [email protected] for more information.



Saturday, May 13th


Noon - Tim Clark Band

 1pm - Too Much Sylvia


3:30pm - Main Stage - Drink Like A Lady Contest Are you a lady? Do you like to drink? If so, join us at the Main Stage for your chance to take home some prizes in the Drink Like A Lady Contest. Our search for Tampa's fastest, classiest, and most awesome lady drinker!

3:45pm - Main Stage - Charlotte's Best Beer Belly Contest Does your gut have what it takes to be named Charlotte's Best Beer Belly? If so, then come on and compete! Candidates will be judged on the Main Stage on size and personality by the audience! Winner walks away with prizes!


4pm - Sugar Creek Reunion Band






1PM - D9 Brewing


During this Seminar we will discuss our Taming Wild Beasts ® approach to brewing our beers. At D9 Brewing, we’re bringing some of our small friends to the scientific foreground. We initiate this process by gathering select fruits and flowers, extracting yeast and bacteria from them, and then examining this microflora to identify desired qualities. Once we’ve tested these micro-beasties for tastiness, we research their favorite environments and design beers that are specially customized to their unique needs and properties.

 2PM - Coming Soon!


3PM - Guinness Brewing


Guinness Stouts : A Tasting Through History. 

Join Guinness Brewery Ambassador Dan Fontaine as he discusses the history of our stouts. This chronological tasting seminar will cover the rise of porters, the evolution of the stout, the history behind the two-part pour, and more.

 Dan lives in Atlanta, GA and is the founder of Atlanta Beer Tours, taking groups of beer lovers to breweries and brew pubs around the city for unique tours and tastings. He has consulted with beer bars on draft and bottle lists, created content for, and led, multiple beer classes, won multiple awards for his homebrewing, and produces and co-hosts a beer podcast called BeerPop! Before all that, he spent 8 years as a touring stand up comedian and worked at The Onion in New York City. After studying video editing at NYU, he worked in video for 7 years with organizations like U.S. Soccer, NPR, Chick-Fil-A and more.

4pm -  Coming Soon!



 *subject to change.