Eagle's Bonfire Brewing will host the Bonfire Brewing Block Party, a two-day tribute to music – and of course, beer – that's set to transform Eagle's downtown area into a sprawling festival this weekend. Haven't been to Bonfire's annual block party? That's okay, we put together a comprehensive overview of the event to answer all of your burning questions, and let you plan your weekend accordingly.
What is it – and is it free?
The Bonfire Brewing Block Party is the local brew pub's event celebrating beer, food, music, and sunshine – and, sort of. It's $5 to enter the event area (and no, you don't need to purchase a ticket in advance), with beer and food available from on-site vendors for an additional purchase. That being said, once you pay the $5 entrance fee – which benefits local nonprofit The Cycle Effect – you can access music from the eight bands on two separate stages.
Who's playing at this year's event?
This year's lineup features the nationally-acclaimed Sam Bush Band, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Tea Leaf Green, California Honeydrops, The London Souls, and Colorado-based performers Town Cavalry, Renegade Sons, and Robby Peoples. Expect a mix of bluegrass, blues, rock, soul, and funk – and a whole lot of jamming.
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, pups need to be left at home for this one, unless they're a certified service dog.
Is there an after party?
Music ends on the Broadway stage at 10 p.m. both nights of the festival, but the second stage on Second Street will be hosting bands until 11 p.m.; Bonfire Brewing's Eagle taproom will be open until midnight both evenings of the event. If you really can't get enough, bars in Eagle will be open for regular business hours, too.
I'm driving up to the area for the weekend, what can I do before the music starts?
Bring your bike! Eagle was just named one of the country's best mountain biking towns by National Geographic Magazine, and all of the area trails are open for the season. Sylvan Lake State Park is also a local favorite, and is open for the season if a hike and an afternoon by the lake are more your style.