(Photo above courtesy of Beyond Wings Circus)

The Nashville Fairgrounds will host the first ever Circus Brew Zerkus, a circus themed beer festival where over 40 breweries, 20 circus performers, various local artists and food trucks will convene for one unforgettable night.

Circus Brew Zerkus will offer a magical array of beers from various craft breweries including Hi-Wire Brewing Company, Gypsy Circus Cider, Green Man Brewery, Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, and much, much more!

The event will feature several local artists and performers including Nashville’s own drag queen, The Princess, from RuPaul’s Drag Race. The Princess will be featured as the official Ringmaster for Circus Brew Zerkus, bringing an extra element of interactive fun that you do not want to miss. Other performers in the mix include beer-pouring aerialists, fire breathers and dancers, magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers and more!

(Photo courtesy of Beyond Wings Circus)

“We feel like it’s time to put a new spin on the everyday beer fest by adding high energy, interactive entertainment,” says Co-Founder and Director, Kristen Wilkins. “This is the first time in Nashville that festival goers will get to closely interact with performance artists while discovering their new favorite beers.”

The event gates will open at 5pm for VIP ticket holders while the main event gates will be open 6pm – 10pm. In addition to early entry access, VIP ticket holders will receive an exclusive Circus Brew Zerkus growler and tote bag as well as a free food voucher to use at a food truck of their choice. General admission tickets are $50, VIP tickets are $80 and Designated Driver tickets are $20.

Circus Brew Zerkus is sponsored by Lightning 100, 312 Pizza Company, The Nashville Scene, Hi-Wire Brewing Company, Gypsy Circus Cider, Black 13 Tattoo and more! For more information about the festival, head to www.circusbrewzerkus.com where you can also purchase tickets to this year’s festival. Tickets are on sale now. This is a 21 and over event.

(Photo courtesy of Alyssa Barker)