Knoxville Brewfest coming to World’s Fair Park to support a good cause

KNOXVILLE, TN (WVLT) – The 11th Edition Knoxville Brewfest arrives at World’s Fair Park on Saturday, June 18 and will benefit Cure Duchennea non-profit organization focused on funding a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The festival will feature more than 50 brewers with more than 200 beers to sample, event representatives told WVLT News. There will also be live entertainment, food trucks and more.

“We are thrilled to bring Knoxville Brewfest back this year in aid of CureDuchenne,” said Kent Oglesby, co-founder of Born & Raised Productions. “Our event will bring together the best brewers from our local community for a day of good beer, fun and friends, while helping to support an organization that helps find and fund a cure for Duchenne.”

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common form of the disease; it is also the most serious and affects approximately 1 in 1,500 male births. People with the condition may lose their ability to walk in their teens and may die in their mid-twenties. CureDuchenne assists in research, patient care and innovation to improve the lives of people with the disease. Knoxville Brewfest has raised over $60,000 for the band over the past three years.

“We are so grateful for the continued support of Knoxville Brewfest and the generosity of the greater Knoxville community,” said Debra Miller, Founder and CEO of CureDuchenne. “Duchenne is a relentless muscle wasting disease and we cannot rest until there are treatments – and, ultimately, cures – for all patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. We we look to the community for support through events like this to help us in our fight.Together we will heal Duchenne.

Tickets to Brewfest are $50 each and include a tasting glass, festival pass, and access to beer tastings. This year’s event will be split into two sessions to help with capacity, one from 1-4 p.m. and another from 6-9 p.m. at the Tennessee Amphitheater. $20 “designated driver” tickets will also be available.

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