Wait...When Did Houston Beer Fest Become a Music Festival?
The music really pulled it all together. While there was no question as to HBF's being a "beer fest" in recent years, we'd be hard-pressed to define this one as a "beer fest." Yeah, there was plenty of beer, but plenty of music too, and that music was legit and well-thought out.
If Beer Fest can keep it up, we have a feeling it will be a welcome addition to Houston -- and Texas' -- summer music-festival lineup. In reality, Houston has needed more decent music festivals for a long, long time now. We've got FPSF, which has grown to really put Houston's festival scene on the map, but it's still just one festival. Other than that, it's still pretty desolate. So if Beer Fest can continue to hang on the musical front, we're glad to have it.
And while we never expected Beer Fest to be the one to help fill the music-festival void here, we're sure glad they did. It's nice to see them heading for what appears to be a comeback story, born out of a festival that was -- in reality -- a hot mess only a few years back.
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While there were some hiccups, by impressively balancing both beer and music, Beer Fest really made our experience overwhelmingly positive. We're glad it's here, and although we're surprised to be categorizing a beer fest as a music festival, we hope they keep the quality of the lineup up in years to come.
Now if only they can actually get Rick Ross to show up next year -- his no-show this weekend was his third consecutive round of Houston ditch the bitch -- we'll even let that hotter 'n hell June festival date slide.
Ball's in your court, Houston Beer Fest. We'll expect Rick Rozay to be hand-delivered to us next year, yes?
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