NABC’s fourth Fringe Fest will take place on Thursday, October 6 through Saturday, October 8 at Bank Street Brewhouse. At present, the weather forecast is looking quite good.
For the unitiated, this is the same time as New Albany’s Harvest Homecoming, which attracts thousands to downtown New Albany. From its inception, our aim with Fringe Fest has been to offer a more thoughtful, craft-beer-fueled alternative to the nearby bedlam. This year, we’re tweaking the concept.
Music will be on the side patio, with no main stage outdoors. The current parking lot will be the licensed temporary beer sales area, to be occupied by arts, crafts and vendors. Chefs Matt, Bernie and the kitchen team will prepare their special Fringe Fest menu in the existing kitchen, and beer will be served like always inside BSB and on the patios in addition to the temporary area. The annual batch of Wet Knob Harvest Hop Ale will be ready for pouring, alongside the usual suspects and perhaps a surprise or two.
We hope it will be a reoriented and yet familiar Fringe Fest — diverse like always, but more intimate, and with NABC’s hugely weather-dependent risk lessened. Stay tuned for Fringe Fest updates as the week progresses. To tip things off, here are the music bookings.
Thursday, October 6
Irish Session w/John Woodard
Friday, October 7
Jerry & Simon
St. James Hotel
Roz Tate w/Chris Shireman
Saturday, October 8