Hanson hosts inaugural Hop Jam in Brady District

By | May 20, 2014


TULSA, Okla. – Hundreds of thousands of people packed downtown Tulsa this weekend for Mayfest and the Blue Dome Art Festival, but it was Hanson’s Hop Jam that wrapped up the weekend.

People streamed into the Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival all day Sunday. FOX23 spoke with the Hanson brothers before their performance about why the festival is so important to them.

“Music and beer are a great combination,” Zach Hanson said.

Local breweries and bands were all featured in Hanson’s hometown festival.

“Let’s host a great party where we can come together as a community and have Tulsa and Oklahoma support that community,” Hanson said.

There were food trucks, music and a total of 14 Oklahoma breweries.

“I love the scene. It’s pretty awesome and busy today,” Mel Howell said. 

With so much happening downtown this weekend, Tulsans told FOX23 that Hop Jam was the perfect way to cap it off.

“Just enjoying some good downtown Tulsa fun,” Chrissy Lombard said.

Hanson said they hope the festival will shine light on Tulsa.

“We want to see Tulsa grow. We have barely scratched the surface of what Tulsans can do to celebrate the community and to be a destination,” Hanson said.

The brothers hope to make the festival an annual event.

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