Dallas BrewFest

Cody Canada and The Departed

During the 15 years that Canada was front man for Cross Canadian Ragweed, he successfully tapped into those influences on each of their nine albums. Four of those nine charted on Billboard's Top 10 Country Albums over the course of the years, thousands of albums were sold and the band played to sell out crowds across the country helping to spread "red dirt" music. But the one thing that Canada wanted to do in honor of his musical heartland never came to fruition…until now. In the wake of Cross Canadian Ragweed's decision to part ways, Cody resurfaced with an armament of musicians and a mission in mind. With his long time Ragweed band mate, Jeremy Plato (bass) the two made a seamless transition into the world of The Departed, as in 'Cody Canada and The Departed". "We kicked around several ideas for names," Canada said. "We're all from different bands and we wanted something to sound like we came from different places. The Departed was right on the money." Along with Canada and Plato, The Departed rounds out with Seth James on guitar (Seth James Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard), Steve Littleton on B3 organ and keys (Live Oak Decline, Stoney LaRue & the Arsenals, Medicine Show) and Dave Bowen on drums (Stoney LaRue, Bleu Edmondson, Dale Watson).

Kirby Brown

Hailing from The South (west of the Mighty Mississippi, north of the Rio Grande), Kirby Brown is an artist. With a stormy childhood scattered from the foothills of Arkansas to the farm-towns of East Texas, the roots are in him deep. He cut his teeth on Gospel music, was weaned on Twain and Whitman, became a man with The Stones on the radio. With the deeply-felt candor of the storyteller at a campfire and the fiery presence of an actor in his prime, Kirby Brown is authentic and engaging. His work is nothing short of original-- a memorable picture of depth and beauty and honesty in a less-than-golden age."

$25.00 - $60.00


Join Dallas Observer, Jack FM & 105.3 The Fan in the Dallas Arts District as we celebrate Dallas BrewFest presented by Gateway Buick GMC . Enjoy samples of over 150 beers from around the globe, while listening to live music.

All tickets include 12 – 2 oz. Beer Samplings, with additional sampling cards available for purchase for $2 at the event.

VIP Tickets also include Early Entry into Event one hour earlier at 6PM, access to VIP Area with liquor sampling and exclusive catered food. Guests must be 21+, with a valid I.D. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Dallas Arts District. (Rain or Shine)

Party Responsibly. BrewFest Special Rate $79 Plus Tax. Must Book by 8/31. Group Code: BRW. www.hotelindigo.com/dallastx

BrewFest is brought to you by Gateway Buick GMC, Smart Water, Fuze, Russian Standard Vodka, Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, HobNob Wines

Food Available for Purchase: Hooters, Hacienda on Henderson

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