Breweries are culture engines for the communities that they exist in. Earth Rider Brewery takes that role seriously by hosting music and game nights in the Cedar Lounge taproom and through supporting events in the community. This summer, Earth Rider is scaling up that role by hosting its first outdoor events at the Earth Rider Fest Grounds.
“We see an opportunity to serve the Duluth Superior community with outdoor events that are too small for venues like the Bayfront Festival Park across the harbor from us,” said Earth Rider’s Director of Brands Brad Nelson.
The Earth Rider Fest Grounds lie between the brewery and taproom on a large grassy field overshadowed by grain elevators and docked Lake Superior freighters. The venue will be scalable, able to host events from a few-hundred to 2,000-plus people. So far, the grounds have been leveled and enclosed by a rout-iron fence. Phase two will include a bandshell, a gazebo for sound production, outdoor power outlets for food and art vendors, and backstage accommodations for artists.
The 2019 summer schedule at Earth Rider Fest Grounds includes Matisyahu and Tribal Seeds on July 18; Brother Ali with deM atlaS and Sean Anonymous on July 27 (post All Pints North); Colter Wall on August 7; and Earth Rider Fest on Sept. 7.