Tuesday Trivia

By | May 22, 2018


If not in the band, Taylor may have ended up a chef a writer a photographer or maybe all of the above!

What is Isaac’s signature dish?

Do you have a Hanson trivia question you'd like to submit for consideration for our Tuesday Trivia question?  Send the question & answer to blog@hansonstage.com

Hanson to perform at Pet-a-palooza!

By | May 21, 2018


Sacramento’s biggest FREE pet event is back! 🐈 It’s PET-A-PALOOZA at our brand new home of Elk Grove Regional Park on Sunday, June 10th from 10a-4p. 🐶 Grab your furry friend for a FREE day of fun in the park with concerts from HANSON and Rozzi! You’ll enjoy the Doggy Obstacle Course, 🐊 an exotic animal show from Wild Things, The Splash Dogs 🐕, kids play area and more! And if you’re looking to add to your family 🐾, head to the pet adoption area on site to help you out.

‘Giving us new memories’ at Hop Jam: Hanson fans flock to Tulsa for the beer, music and partying with the band

By | May 21, 2018

Tulsa World

By Jimmie Tramel Tulsa World

Paul McDonald turned the Hop Jam into a literal hop jam.

McDonald hopped off the stage during the final song of his set and got a little more intimate with his audience.

“I try to move around and try to rile up the audience a little bit and wake them up,” McDonald said.

“Doing an earlier set like this, I’m playing in front of a whole lot of bands that I admire and respect a whole lot, so I was trying to kind of wake (fans) up to get them prepped for Drew (Holcomb) and Manchester Orchestra and all those guys.”

McDonald was among main stage performers Sunday at the Hop Jam, a fifth-year craft beer and music festival that annually attracts crowds to Tulsa’s Arts District. The festival was founded by the brothers in the Tulsa-based pop rock trio Hanson.

“They are brilliant human beings,” McDonald said during a post-set interview in his festival-provided trailer. “They are some of my favorite people. And I think they have used their power in a really amazing way.”

For instance? McDonald said the guys in Hanson want to bring people together, which they did during The Hop Jam.

“I know that the city of Tulsa is a huge deal to them, the fact that they put something on like this, and they are doing their own beer (company in Tulsa),” he said.

“They’ve got all these things going. It’s really, really cool. I have learned a lot from being around those guys and I am constantly inspired by what they are doing with the community and also with their music.”

McDonald said he would like to get his music to a level where he can put on a festival like the Hop Jam in his hometown, Huntsville, Alabama.

By staging the Hop Jam in Tulsa, McDonald said, it’s kind of like Hanson saying “Hey, Tulsa, we are here with you. We are proud to be from here.”

The Hop Jam didn’t “only” bring the Tulsa community together. The festival attracted visitors from all over, like Ashley Otero of Des Moines, Iowa, who emerged from the craft beer section of the festival wearing a shirt that read “beer + music = awesome” on the front and “Hanson Brothers Beer Company” on the back.

“I’m here because of Hanson,” Otero said, adding that she has been a fan of the group since 1997.

“I grew up with them. I have so many memories from them. It’s cool that they are giving us new memories as adults.”

The new memories included face-to-face interaction at The Hop Jam.

“They are awesome to their fans,” Otero said. “We get to hang out with them. They walk around and say ‘hi’ and take pictures with us. Isaac poured beer for me. It was pretty cool.”

Otero, who was accompanied by Ashlee Steinhart of Tennessee and Lauren Sass of Baltimore, said she comes to Tulsa for Hanson Day every year (The 2018 Hanson Day festival was May 17-19) and stays for the Hop Jam. She has been to the craft beer and music festival every year.

“It’s cool how big it has gotten,” Sass said. “We are proud of them.”

Lines were long in front of the craft beer area of the festival. Otero said she could tell there were a lot more people there than in past years.

The music segment of the festival was free for all ages with food trucks handy and music on two stages. Festival guests sprawled out on the lawn at Guthrie Green to watch runners-up in the opening band contest. Inflatables and face-painting were available nearby for guests who brought children.

A Tulsa-based band, The Brothers Moore, won the Tulsa World’s opening band contest and christened the festival on the main stage. Drumsticks and shirts were tossed into the crowd at the end of their set.

McDonald, a late addition to the lineup, came next and was followed by Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Ra Ra Riot, Nada Surf and Manchester Orchestra.

Because the main stage is immediately west of the Fairfield Inn in the Arts District, faces were pressed against upper-story windows of the hotel as hotel guests watched artists perform.

Meanwhile, those on the festival grounds heard artists talk about exploring the “other” half of the festival.

“I can’t wait to come out there and drink a whole lot of good beer with you all,” McDonald said.

Holcomb apparently sampled craft beer before going on stage.

“It was way too early in the morning for beer,” he told the Hop Jam crowd. “But it tasted great.”

What the Ale: Hanson brothers host beer dinner for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

By | May 20, 2018

Tulsa World

By Tom Gilbert Tulsa World

If you enjoy The Hop Jam and want something a little more intimate, plan to join the Hanson brothers and Dead Armadillo Brewing Co. in a Brewers’ Table Dinner at 6 p.m. Aug. 28.

The event benefits the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and brings together the elements of great Oklahoma craft beer, along with a gourmet meal designed by the food bank’s executive chef, Jeff Marlow.

This year’s dinner will feature Tulsa’s Dead Armadillo Brewing, which has participated in The Hop Jam festival since its beginning. On hand for the dinner will be a special selection of beers curated for the occasion, paired with a multicourse meal.

Hop Jam founders, musicians and fellow brewers the Hanson brothers will again co-host the event. Last year’s event helped raise thousands of dollars and provided 60,000 meals for hungry Oklahomans.

“We’re thrilled to continue our support of the food bank with the second Brewers’ Table Dinner later this summer. This is another chance for The Hop Jam to bring together the amazing elements of craft beer and community. We’re looking forward to another great event,” Taylor Hanson said.

The relationship with the Community Food Bank and The Hop Jam was established at the first event in 2014.

The annual tradition of raising funds through the sale of raffle tickets for the chance to win a custom Hop Guitar will continue in 2018, and this year, it will be extended to provide the opportunity to raise further funds, with the final giveaway coinciding with the 2018 Brewers’ Table Dinner.

“We are so excited to again host the Brewers’ Table Dinner in partnership with the Hanson brothers,” said Eileen Bradshaw, executive director of the Food Bank. “It highlights Tulsa’s burgeoning brew culture, showcases the talents of the food bank chefs, and raises food for our neighbors who struggle. It all comes together in a wonderful evening.”

Guitar raffle tickets will be available on-site at The Hop Jam. Brewers’ Table Dinner tickets are $150 and will be available online Monday, May 21.

For information about the partners, go to thehopjam.com, okfoodbank.org, ordabrewery.com.

Hanson’s Hop Jam festival set for Sunday in Tulsa Arts District

By | May 19, 2018

FOX 23

TULSA, Okla. – The Hanson Brothers’ Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival is set for Sunday in downtown Tulsa.

The festival is set to open for registration at noon with early entry beginning at 2 p.m. The beer festival and music begins at 3 p.m.
This year’s featured musical acts include Paul McDonald, Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors, Ra Ra Riot, Nada Surf and Manchester Orchestra.

The festival area includes streets between N. Boulder Avenue and MLK Jr. Boulevard south of I-244 in the Tulsa Arts District.

SEE: Festival Map

The event is set to run until 9:30 p.m.

From Mayfest to The Hop Jam: Hanson reflects on the significance of May to the band

By | May 19, 2018


TULSA, Okla. (KJRH) – For Tulsans, Mayfest is a symbol of the start of spring. For three young boys, Mayfest was the start of something they couldn’t have imagined.

In 1992, that’s when the Hanson Brothers (later changed to simply Hanson) made their on-stage debut.

The Hop Jam: Years ago exposure to Hanson put The Brothers Moore on musical path

By | May 19, 2018

Tulsa World

The Hop Jam: Years ago exposure to Hanson put The Brothers Moore on musical path

Years ago exposure to the Tulsa band put The Brothers Moore on musical path

The Hop Jam is a craft beer and music festival founded by Tulsa pop rock trio Hanson.

Full circle? The band that will open the fifth annual Hop Jam likely owes its existence to Hanson-provided inspiration.

The Brothers Moore, a Tulsa alternative/indie band, won the Tulsa World’s Awesome Music Opening Band contest and will open the Hop Jam on the Main Stage.
“Man, we’re so humbled about it,” said Bobby Moore, one of two brothers in the band. “We’re completely ecstatic. We have been talking about it. We had a show (last week) in Stillwater and, when we got done, we sat in a hotel room for like three hours just talking and planning for it. We are pretty much elated how many people are talking about us on Facebook and social networks and things like that. We are just completely pumped and humbled about it.”

The Hop Jam is scheduled Sunday, May 20, in the Tulsa Arts District. The music branch of The Hop Jam is free and intended for an all-ages audience. For tickets to the craft beer aspect of the festival, go to thehopjam.com.

Music will take place on two stages. Headliners include Manchester Orchestra, Nada Surf, Ra Ra Riot and Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. The Hop Jam recently announced the lineup also will include Paul McDonald, a singer-songwriter and former “American Idol” participant. Runners-up in the opening band contest — The Gales, Manta Rays, Weston Horn & The Hush, Sam Westhoff and Cedar House — will perform on the Park Stage.

“We were blown away by the diversity and quality of the artists who participated in this year’s contest,” Taylor Hanson said after the contest results were announced. “We feel like this group of artists will help to make this the best Hop Jam to date.”

The Brothers Moore roster includes Billy Moore (rhythm guitar/vocals), Bobby Moore (bass/vocals), Jake White (drums/vocals) and Troy Smith (lead guitar/vocals).

Bobby Moore said he didn’t start learning how to play guitar until his senior year of college. But he said brother Billy started playing the guitar long ago. Blame the neighbors.

“We actually grew up next door to the Hanson brothers,” Bobby said. “We used to watch them play as little kids, and my older brother started playing because of them. He got a guitar.”

Bobby said it was a hoot to see the neighbors be on TV and “shoot off into the mainstream.” Hanson’s 1997 album, “Middle of Nowhere,” went multiplatinum, and the Grammy-nominated single “MMMBop” topped the charts in 27 countries, catapulting the Tulsans to stardom.

Bobby said it will be cool to link back up with Hanson at The Hop Jam all these years later. He said they kind of lost touch with each other, but because Hanson has a studio (3CG Records) in Tulsa, it has provided opportunities to become reacquainted.

“My brother bartends at The Hunt Club right across the street, so we will occasionally bump into them and, when we do, we kind of talk just shortly,” Bobby said.

“We don’t want to bother them or take their time, but I’m sure they remember us as neighborhood friends.”

Of course, The Brothers Moore want its music to stand on its own merit — and you may agree that it does if you check out a new single (“I Can Relate”) released in April.

The Brothers Moore has been around about two years, according to Bobby. Here’s an excerpt from the band’s bio: “Having just released their debut EP in August of 2017, the band is quickly gaining traction. Thickening the vein of early Kings of Leon and The Strokes, the brothers bring the undeniable charisma that embodies rock ’n’ roll. Their live performances carry every bit of weight you like to see in a show.”

The Brothers Moore played Eskimo Joe’s in Stillwater on May 9. The show came a few hours after the announcement that The Brothers Moore had won The Hop Jam opening band contest.

“Man, it was packed,” Bobby said. “It was so cool. Because of the social network love that we have been getting, we packed out Eskimo Joe’s. A lot of people knew us and were excited to hear our new song that we just released.”

Here’s a brief introduction to headlining bands at The Hop Jam.

Manchester Orchestra: An indie-rock band from Atlanta, Manchester Orchestra has released five studio albums. The four most recent albums reached the top 11 on the U.S. rock and alternative rock charts. “I’ve Got Friends,” “Shake It Out” and “The Gold” were top 40 rock singles.

Nada Surf: An alternative rock band based in New York, Nada Surf scored a major hit (and video airplay) with the song “Popular” in 1996. The band has gone on to craft an eight-album life span. In conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the critically acclaimed album “Let Go,” Nada Surf released “Standing at the Gates: The Songs of Nada Surf’s Let Go.” The album benefits the ACLU and The Pablove Foundation, which helps children with cancer. It features covers by guest artists, including Manchester Orchestra.

Ra Ra Riot: Ra Ra Riot is an indie-rock band from Syracuse, New York. Ra Ra Riot has released four studio albums. The three most recent albums reached the top 20 on the alternative chart.

Paul McDonald: McDonald placed eighth on the 10th season of “American Idol.” His new album, “Modern Hearts,” will be available June 1.

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors: A Tennessee-born Americana band, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors released the album “Souvenir” in 2017. It’s the band’s fourth consecutive album to reach the top 25 of the U.S. rock chart and the top six of the U.S. folk chart.
Hop Jam breweries

Breweries attending the 2018 Hop Jam festival.


405 Brewing Co.

American Solera

Angry Scotsman Brewing

Anthem Brewing Co.

Bitter Sisters

Black Mesa Brewing

Bricktown Brewery (3.2)

Cabin Boys Brewery

COOP Ale Works

Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing

Eerie Abbey Ales

Elgin Park

Elk Valley Brewing Co.

Hanson Brothers Beer

Heirloom Rustic Ales

Iron Monk Brewing Co.

Kolibri Ale Works

Marshall Brewing Co.

Mountain Fork Brewery

Nine Band Brewing

Nothing’s Left Brewing Co.

OK Cider Co.

Rapture Brewing

Renaissance Brewing

Roughtail Brewing Co.

Stonecloud Brewing

Twisted Spike Brewing Co

Vanessa House Brewing

Welltown Brewing

Willows Family Ales


Abita Brewing Co.

Against the Grain Brewery

Almanac Beer

Anchorage Brewing Co.

Austin EastCiders

Avery Brewing

Ballast Point

Big Sky Brewing Co.

Bold Rock Hard Cider

Boston Beer

Boulevard Brewing Co.

Brewery Ommegang


Clown Shoes Beer

Core Brewing

Crazy Mountain

Crooked Stave

Deep Ellum Brewing

Destihl Brewery

Dogfish Head

Evil Twin Brewing

Flying Dog Brewery

Founders Brewing

Full Sail Brewing

Goodwood Brewing

Great Divide Brewing

Green Bench Brewing Co.

Grimm Artisan Ales

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales

Knee Deep Brewing

Lagunitas Brewing

Lazy Magnolia Brewing

Left Hand Brewing

Modern Times

Nebraska Brewing

Noble Rey

North Coast Brewing

Oskar Blues Brewery

Paradox Beer

Rahr & Sons Brewing

Rogue Ales

Santa Fe Brewing Co


Sierra Nevada Brewing

Sixpoint Brewery

Squatters Pub Brewery

St. Somewhere Brewery

Stone Brewing

Tallgrass Brewing

The Collective



Uncle Billy’s

Upland Brewing

Voodoo Bewing

Wasatch Brewery


8 Wired

Brasserie De Blaugies

Brouwerij Boon

De La Senne

Dieu du Ciel

Gueuzerie Tilquin



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Hanson Day Takes Over The Guthrie Green In Tulsa

By | May 19, 2018

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Hanson Day Takes Over The Guthrie Green In Tulsa

Posted: May 17, 2018 8:56PM CDT David Prock, News on 6

Thursday was Hanson Day. Fans of the band from all over the world were at Tulsa’s Guthrie Green to register for some fun.

It’s called Hanson Day but it’s really a three-day event featuring all kinds of specials events including a special concert and “state of the band” on Saturday at the Cain’s Ballroom. It’s free to fan club members who RSVP’d in advance.

“You have to be a member of the fan club to do any of the activities. You get to mingle with the band sometimes. You get to do different Hanson related things. It is my first one, so I’m kinda excited to find out what exactly you get to do,” said Heather Lundquist a Hanson Fan.

Thursday night fans enjoyed a movie in the park, a showing of Hanson’s “Live in New York”

The group’s Hop Jam is happening this weekend in Tulsa’s Arts District.

Take a look back at the Hanson brothers through the years

By | May 18, 2018

Tulsa World

More than 25 years after Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson’s first performance at Mayfest, they have seen the world, played “MMMBop” more times than they can fathom and built an enormous and fervent fanbase.

The creativity of the Tulsa-native brothers, so many years after they started their career as pre-teens, shows no signs of slowing.

Since The Hop Jam, a craft beer and music festival founded by the brothers, is this Sunday take a look back at photos of them through the years.


Hnet Weekly Newsletter

By | May 17, 2018



Well, we are finally here at HANSON Day week. Tomorrow the activities begin, and they don’t stop till we roll into our beer and music festival, The Hop Jam, on Sunday. Who is ready for the best HDay ever?


HANSON Day is here! Gotta take that in for a minute. The first events for HANSON Day weekend start today and things don’t stop until Saturday evening. Depending on when you read this, we are either rocking out to karaoke or watching a movie under the stars! Possibly standing in a line for Registration…

Before the weekend is through, we will see many of you face to face at one of the many events either at Game Night or the Storytellers Concert or the Group Photo Session on Friday afternoon, but before it gets too crazy we just want to say we hope your time in Tulsa feels like a reunion, like a great time you got to share with new and old friends a like.

For those who were not able to make the trip to Tulsa, we are excited to share that the HANSON Day Concert and State Of The Band will be streamed live! The stream will start at 6PM CT (with some consideration for HANSON Time) and will loop the following week (through Memorial Day) to make sure everyone has a chance to watch.

We are looking forward to taking questions during the State Of The Band and giving answers about our plans for the year. Answers to questions like, why we wanted to try our hands at a project like String Theory. More soon.

Isaac, Taylor and Zac

Fan Club Exclusive: HANSON will livestream the HANSON Day concert and State of the Band on Saturday, May 19th beginning at approximately 6pm CT. Login with your Fan Club membership and go to Backstage Streaming. The stream will loop through Memorial Day.

HANSON is pleased to announce the addition of another String Theory show on September 8, 2018. HANSON will be joining the Denver Symphony @ Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, CO. Tickets go on sale May 18th. For details, CLICK HERE.