Oklahoma’s largest Craft Beer and Music festival will turn five years old this May. The downtown festival staged at the heart of the Tulsa Arts District, which was founded in 2014 by Tulsa stalwarts HANSON and their Hanson Brothers Beer Company with McNellie’s Group, will introduce an increasingly diverse and impressive list of breweries from Oklahoma, across the US, and around the world, alongside a free All-Ages concert with a robust music lineup, to be announced.
“It’s hard to believe we are about to host our fifth Hop Jam festival but it is clear to see that the craft beer community is here to stay and we are glad to have been a part of the revival we have seen here in Oklahoma,” said Taylor Hanson co-founder of the event. “When The Hop Jam started we had nearly every one of the then dozen breweries in Oklahoma, now Oklahoma can boast almost triple that and we are able to feature them alongside some of the world’s most respected brewers, right here on Main Street, with an incredible music festival creating the soundtrack”.
Staged at the heart of downtown’s most dynamic neighborhood, the unique event was designed to celebrate the community and the vibrancy of downtown Tulsa, with a welcoming atmosphere that appeals to all ages. The 8-block footprint includes craft beer and all-ages areas, featuring two stages. The festival has something for guests of all ages and interests, with food trucks, family activities, national music acts, access to many local restaurants and amenities, and of course more great craft beer.
The Craft beer portion of the event will feature more than 75 breweries from 14 states and 5 countries including, Oklahoma favorites Marshall, COOP and American Solera, leading US craft brewers Dogfish Head, Jolly Pumpkin, Destihl and Evil Twin, and international brewers including Dieu du Ciel, Omnipollo and many more.
Some of the special guest brewers will also take part in the Hop Talks panels, where guests will get to hear from them directly about their philosophy and vision.
The full music lineup is to be announced, and will again feature an all-ages free concert on 2 stages, and will include nationally recognized artists the Awesome Music Opening Band Contest winner, who will open the show. Runners up in the statewide contest will perform on the Park Stage. To participate local artists can submit music at Tulsaworld.com/AwesomeMusicContest.
Since the festival began it is proud to have supported the Community Food Bank Of Eastern Oklahoma through it’s special Hop Guitar Raffle which has raised funds to provide 140,000 meals. This year’s guitar is available for guests to purchase tickets starting today.
Tickets are available online starting today, with a variety of offerings from beer tasting to VIP options including early entry, access to the Hop Talks panels and a special VIP lounge offering food and select craft beers. Also on offer is a Music VIP ticket for the discerning music fan, which features a private viewing platform, indoor amenities, food and select craft beers.
HANSON are again partnering with Oklahoma favorites the McNellie’s Group to host the beer festival. These two organizations share an interest in cultivating the craft beer community and fostering world-class events in the state.
This year’s Hop Jam Festival is proud to acknowledge some of the key partners helping lend their support to make the event possible, including iHeart Media, KMOD, The Beat, Tulsa World Media, Rib Crib, Boardwalk Brands, BOK Center, Rustic Cuff and many more.