112 N. Tower Ave. Centralia, WA, 98531
Saturday, April 24, 2021
1 - 5 pm and 6 - 11 pm
$25 for 10 4-oz tastes
21 and over
1 - 5 pm and 6 - 11 pm$25 for 10 4-oz tastes21 and over
Buy Tickets for 1 pm
Buy Tickets for 6 pm
Once the locale of cardsharks and train robbers, now Oly Club is Centralia's spot for great beer, meals and games - and this super-cool brewfest, including 22 beers and ciders from McMenamins and guests, live music and barbeque specials.
We're going to have a great time while following capacity limits and distancing precautions. Please wear your mask when not eating or drinking.
2 - 4 pm: Gary Bennett and the Coattail Riders7 - 9 pm: Hill Williams
Where to Stay: Olympic Club fills up fast, but rooms are still available on Friday, April 23. If you'd like to stay Saturday, April 24, our friends at Holiday Inn Express are offering a free shuttle to and from the Brewfest! The hotel is just 5 minutes down the road in Chehalis. Call to book your Saturday rooms: (360) 740-1800.
Co-founder of BR549 and three-time Grammy nominee Gary Bennett grew up in Texas and Washington State. He received his first guitar and wrote his first songs at eight-years-old. He played bass in a local, traveling country gospel band when he was 16.
He worked as a timber cutter before playing in Portland country bands full time at 25-years-old. He moved to Nashville in 1993 and met Chuck Mead to start BR549. The band travelled the world many times over while recording five albums on Arista Records.
Besides earning 3 Grammy nods, Gary has appeared on countless TV shows such as Conan O'Brien, David Letterman, Nashville TV and more. In 2013 Gary returned to the Pacific NW, bought the home he was raised in and started the Coattail Riders.
Shawn O'Connor grew up in Kelso, Washington and began playing guitar at age 10. He's been a regular on the Portland music scene for over 20-years. He's worked with Nicolette Larsen, Bobby Bare, Little Jimmy Dickens, Joni Harms and has shared the stage with Randy Travis, Blackhawk, Diamond Rio, Lonestar and Mark Collie to name a few.
Rudi Spain bass player worked with such notable Portland bands as Buckboard and has been on the Portland music scene for over 30-years.
The Hillwilliams are a group of Portland, OR musicians who have come together to celebrate the high lonesome sound and hot picking of traditional Bluegrass.
Brought together initially by admiration for bluegrass masters like Bill Monroe and The Stanley Brothers as well as 1970s bluegrass supergroup Old and in the Way, The Hillwilliams blend three strong vocalists, smoking fiddle, mandolin, guitar, banjo and doghouse bass, into a fun high energy mix, that harkens back to classic bluegrass, while exploring an exciting sound of their own. Whether they are playing the best of the traditional bluegrass repertoire, or playing their own original bluegrass songs, their shows are fun, high energy events that leave audiences asking for more.
The Hillwilliams' first album of original material, "Hill Yeah!", was released in February of 2015.
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