The seventh annual Grayson Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival will include more than 100 craft brews from across the country and top blues entertainment on Saturday.

“Grayson Blues & Brews, awarded the Best Festival in Gwinnett for 2015 (by a local publication), brings the taste of some of the region’s most innovative craft beers to Gwinnett and phenomenal music to Grayson Community Park each October,” said Gail Lane, the city’s community development director.

The event will take place at 1 Park Drive from 2 to 6 p.m.

Brews will be available to sample throughout the day with 70 Georgia-based brews competing for the Best of Show, Best Seasonal and People’s Choice awards.

The festival will feature Omaha Brewing of southwest Georgia and other brewing companies including Oregon-based 11 Barrel, Abbey of the Holy Goats of Roswell, Prairie Artisan Ales of Oklahoma and more.

Headliner Otis Redding III, son of the legendary soul singer, will bring classic R&B sounds alongside other artists from the Southeast.

“An accomplished and recognized artist in his own right, he is proud of the Otis Redding heritage that he has inherited,” Lane said. “He continues his family’s tradition and dedication to mentoring other musicians.”

Tribute: A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band also will perform, beginning at 2 p.m.

General admission is $40 at the door. VIP admission and seating and designated driver tickets are available.

Proceeds will benefit the Grayson Children’s Fund, a nonprofit that has provided more than 500 Grayson youth with anonymous Christmas gifts and school supplies and offers assistance to families in need in the community.

For more information, visit or contact the city’s community development director Gail Lane at 770-963-8017 or

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