KNOXVILLE  The 20th annual Knoxville Brewers' Jam will be held Saturday, October 8, at the World's Fair Park. Proceeds benefit the non-profit organization Community Shares of Tennessee, which has produced the festival since 2004.

More than 50 brewers and brewer reps will be serving up 5-ounce samples and answering questions about their craft beers. Additional unique and exotic beers will be available for tastings, including the award-winning Goose Island Bourbon County Stout and Founders Brewing Co. Kentucky Breakfast Stout. A handful of local breweries will be featured under their own tent, and several high-gravity beers will be poured for a limited time at the "bomber" tent.

Live music begins at 1 p.m. with Sarah Pirkle, Jeff Barbra and Griffin Vann; Handsome and the Humbles; Kelsey’s Woods; and Davis Mitchell’s New Power Soul tribute to Prince.

Several food vendors will be on site, including Savory and Sweet, Sweet P's BBQ & Soul House, and Jimmy’s Concessions. Additional food vendors will be listed on the website as they confirm.

Tickets are $45 at local outlets* while supplies last; $50 plus applicable ticket fees online; and $60 online the day of the event. Guests receive a souvenir sample cup and unlimited five-ounce samples of craft beer, starting when gates open at 1 p.m.

VIP tickets (online only) are $100, plus applicable ticket fees. VIPs may enter the site starting at 12 p.m. and have access to a special tent where Sugarlands Distilling Company will serve samples of their moonshine, Sweet P’s BBQ serves up lunch, and guests have exclusive restroom facilities.

Designated driver tickets (online only) are $20, plus applicable services fees. DD ticketholders receive free water and soft drinks.

No one under 21 will be admitted to Knoxville’ Brewers Jam.

* Downtown Grill and Brewery
Bearden Beer Market
Three Rivers Market
Barley's Tap Room
Trailhead Beer Market
Sugar Mama's
Last Days of Autumn Brewery

A complete list of participating breweries and a guide to the festival will be available via the Go Knoxville mobile app, available for Apple iOS and Android devices. To download the app, users should text the word knoxville to 77948.

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