Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hopyard Music Series

A 21 and over crowd gathered to kick off Two Roads Brewing Company’s Hopyard Music Series on Sunday afternoon. The weather was summertime perfection. The atmosphere was that of a family get together (minus all the screaming children); complete with backyard games like cornhole, bocchi and even an occasional football or Frisbee flying through the air.

The tastes and smells delivered by Farmboys BBQ only served to add to the family picnic vibe. Those boys certainly do have some smokin’ barbecue.

From the newly inaugurated beer shed the beer was flowing. From the backdrop the hop vines were waving in the breeze. And from the stage itself the music was jammin’ – kind of like the Road Jam beer I was enjoying. I was in a very happy place.

The opening act was solo acoustic performer Tim Palmieri. He played an amazing set. Tim transitioned effortlessly from Johnny Cash to Frank Zappa to Ziggy Stardust and ended with the Beatles. He was fun and energetic and an amazing musician.

Tim was a tough act to follow but The Housatonic River Band picked up where he left off and played on. They rocked it out to the very end with songs from The Band, Tom Petty, Talking Heads, Creedence Clear Water Revival, the Beatles, and more.

Listening to music and relaxing in the Hopyard at Two Roads was a great way to spend the afternoon. Great music and cold beer shared with good friends both old and new. I can’t think of any place I’d rather have been. I can’t wait for the next concert in The Hopyard at Two Roads!

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