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Hanson announces 2018 Hop Jam lineup

Oklahoma’s largest craft beer and music festival, The Hop Jam, announces it’s music lineup, featuring Manchester Orchestra, Nada Surf, Ra Ra Riot, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, and more. The festival, in its fifth year, will bring together 40,000 guests throughout the one-day event, with music on two stages on May 20 at the heart of the vibrant Tulsa Arts District.

Indie rock mavens Manchester Orchestra will make their long overdue return to Tulsa leading an eclectic day of music, along with the critically acclaimed Nada Surf, Ra Ra Riot, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, and more, on the festival’s main stage. The full music lineup will again feature an all-ages free concert on two stages, and will include the winner of 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 until April 20th at Tulsaworld.com/AwesomeMusicContest.

The downtown festival, was founded in 2014 by Tulsa stalwarts HANSON and their Hanson Brothers Beer Company, along with the support of the McNellie’s Group, will introduce an increasingly diverse and impressive list of breweries from Oklahoma, across the US, and around the world, alongside the free concert.

The event has helped to usher in a dynamic growth of craft beer in Oklahoma and Tulsa, and has also been a stimulant to the city’s fastest growing downtown neighborhood, the Tulsa Arts District, taking over eight square blocks including Guthrie Green, with a robust list of craft brewers lining Main Street.

The Craft Beer portion of the event will feature more than 90 breweries from 15 states and five 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, To Øl 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.

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 online and onsite.

Event tickets are available online now, 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, Bluestem and many more.

Ticket and event information available at www.TheHopJam.com

Opening Band Contest info at www.TulsaWorld.com/AwesomeMusicContest 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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