By Philip Cosores
When Hanson first appeared on the music scene in the ’90s, the idea of them playing at a beer and music festival would seem, well, illegal.
Decades later, the boys of Hanson are are all grown up and appropriately headlining the second annual Hop Jam Craft Beer and Music Festival on May 17 in Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Brady Arts District, an event they also played a part in founding.
And Hanson are not alone. Also performing is a strong bill of The Polyphonic Spree, Black Joe Lewis, Jamestown Revival, Horse Thief and a contest winner yet to be determined. These acts will perform in an all-ages performance space, allowing younger concertgoers an activity while the over-21 crowd bounces back and forth between the many beer tastings.
On the beer side, a mixture of Oklahoma breweries like Hanson’s Hanson Brothers Beer along with Prairie Artisan Ales, Elk Valley Brewing, and many more are providing the local beer lineup, plus out-of-town brews like Abita, Lagunitas, and Ommegang.
For more information about tickets and a full beer listing, check out the festival’s website.