Hop Jam Pub Crawl offers preview of upcoming festival

By | May 5, 2015

Tulsa World

As the contest to determine the opening band for The Hop Jam ramps up, Tulsa fans will get a first-hand look at some of the contestants and some of the beer to look forward to on May 17.

The Hop Jam Pub Crawl is set to start at 7 p.m. Thursday at McNellie’s, 409 E. First St., before heading down the street to grab more beer and more music.

It’s a little preview of what’s to come when the second Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival kicks off May 17 in the Brady Arts District.

The Pub Crawl starts at McNellie’s and heads to The Dust Bowl before rounding out the night at Fassler Hall, 304 S. Elgin Ave.

All along the way, you will find Oklahoma beers that will be featured at The Hop Jam.

And, at Fassler Hall, several of the bands vying for the opening spot in The Hop Jam will take the stage.

They’re competing in the Tulsa World’s Awesome Music Opening Band Contest and need your votes.

The session at Fassler Hall might be of help to some of those who maybe haven’t yet voted or wanted a little more research.

The five finalists are SocietySocidey, The Lukewarm, Skytown, The Lunar Laugh and All About a Bubble. Go to tulsaworld.com/awesomemusiccontest to vote for your favorite. The voting period ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday. The winner will be announced next week.

The winner will open for Hanson, The Polyhonic Spree, Black Joe Lewis, Jamestown Revival and Horse Thief. The festival is free but VIP tickets are available at thehopjam.com. Or try to win them at facebook.com/tulsaworldscene