BHW and Magic Hat Artifactory Present 'Heavyfest' on May 21!

heavyfestposterfinal Big Heavy World and the Magic Hat Artifactory, world headquarters of the Magic Hat Brewing Company and Performing Arts Center, have teamed up to present 'Heavyfest', an event filled with amazing local music, BBQ and quality Magic Hat beer! Residents of the Burlington community and beyond are invited on May 21st to come see Heloise & The Savoir Faire, Rustic Overtones, Waylon Speed, Casio Bastard, Pariah Beat, Japhy Ryder and Jah Red all do their thing from 12 to 5 P.M. across the brewery grounds.

All proceeds from 'HeavyFest' including the outdoor beer garden, BBQ, a Magic Hat Rome snowboard raffle, a 50/50 raffle featuring prizes from local businesses, sales of special Magic Hat/Big Heavy World shirts and pint glasses, and a hand-rolled cigar expo will go to Big Heavy World. Don't miss the chance to taste Big Heavy Wheat, the special cask Magic Hat release brewed especially for Heavyfest! Ben & Jerry's ice cream and Nectar's famous gravy fries are also expected. You can also watch as local artist Tooth transforms the Big Heavy World tour bus with graffiti!

Brewery tours will be offered at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 P.M. and a free shuttle will be leaving Nectar's to transport folks to the brewery at 1 and 2 P.M. The shuttle will be dropping back off at Nectar's at 5 and 5:30 P.M, in plenty of time for the Nectar's Big Heavy World After Party, featuring Casio Bastard, Rustic Overtones and Japhy Ryder, starting at 9 P.M. Come help celebrate and preserve Vermont's finest at 'HeavyFest', and RSVP at the event listing on facebook!

Big Heavy world is established to preserve the historical record of music originating in Vermont; to create economic opportunity for Vermont's musicians and the industries vital to them; and to develop community among Vermont musicians and their patrons. 'HeavyFest' 2011 would not be possible without generous support from Big Heavy World, The Radiator, Halogen Records, WIZN & The Buzz, Catalyst Design, RMB Sound, Avalon Tent Company, Advanced Music, Seven Days, Nectar's, Ben & Jerry's, Shearer Chevrolet and the incredible bands set to rock the Magic Hat Stage.