Enjoy two nights of music and beer for a great cause at the Great Lakes Burning River Fest this weekend!

The 17th Annual Great Lakes Burning River Fest is happening this Friday Aug 17 and Saturday Aug 18 from 6-11 p.m. at the historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island (1000 Cuyaoga River Rd. Cleveland).

Illuminated by the downtown skyline, the Great Lakes Burning River Fest returns to Cleveland’s waterfront with three stages of music, scenic views, and refreshing brews. Piano-thumping rockers Low Cut Connie tops the bill Saturday with their explosive live act, while The Speedbumps, an award-winning American band with a warm, authentic indie-rock sound, headline Friday night. 14 genre-spanning acts ready to light up the Lake Erie shoreline will join them on two stages, while DJ Red-I and Candi Fresca curate the Burning River Fest Silent Disco inside the PNC Boathouse.​

A diverse mix of food vendors will dish out the goods, and since beer and music go hand in hand, Great Lakes Brewing Co. will pour fresh, award-winning brews Burning River Pale Ale, Oktoberfest, Commodore Perry IPA, Turntable Pils, and Rally Drum Red Ale all weekend long.

Proceeds from all ticket and beer sales benefit clean water initiatives in Northeast Ohio thanks to the efforts of the Burning River Foundation. Help protect our waterways and celebrate summer in Cleveland with live music, food, and refreshing Great Lakes beer.

Tickets are $15 each day and can be purchased online at https://burningriverfest.org/tickets.

For more information on this year’s Great Lakes Burning River Fest, visit https://burningriverfest.org/.

Don’t miss this awesome event!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.