New Belgium kicks off live music for Fat Tire Fridays

FRESHLY BREWED FAT TIRE ALE — New Belgium Brewing is brewing Fat Tire here in Asheville. Get a special price and enjoy live music through the summer on Fat Tire Fridays at the NBB Liquid Center on Craven Street./Carol Viau photo

Fat Tire on special every Friday with free live music

New Belgium Brewing will host Fat Tire Fridays with live music all summer at its Liquid Center tasting room along the French Broad River, 21 Craven St., Asheville. Music sets run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. and are just part of the fun on Fridays as New Belgium celebrates the craft beer icon, Fat Tire Belgian Ale. With $3 Fat Tires all day on Fridays, New Belgium invites everyone to come out and play.

“It doesn’t get much better than sipping a fresh, locally brewed Fat Tire, while listening to live local music and watching the sunset along the river on Friday evenings,” said Jen Stampley, New Belgium event planner. “It’s a time of day that’s tough to find live music in Asheville, and it’s free and family friendly.”

In a town with an amazing local and touring music scene, the brewery has a solid summer calendar, including local bands like Aaron Woody Wood, Coconut Cake and Ouroboros Boys and touring bands like Dragondeer out of Denver, Colorado.

Live Music at New Belgium
Friday, June 2: Aaron Woody Wood (Appalachian Soul)
Saturday, June 3: Dragondeer (psych-blues)
Friday, June 9: Mad Tea Party (rock n roll duo) with Big Fat Tire Friday: Carnival
*Carnival ride, dunk tank, games, cotton candy and popcorn
Friday, July 16: Dave Desmelik (singer-songwriter)
Friday, June 23: DJ with Big Fat Tire Friday: Trivia
*Team trivia
Friday, July 7: The Krektones (surf rock)
Friday, July 14: Ouroboros Boys (surf/garage rock) with Big Fat Tire Friday: Luau
*Pig Roast and special guests
Friday, July 21: Coconut Cake (Congolese rumba)
Friday, July 28: Northside Gentlemen (funk/soul) with Big Fat Tire Friday: Summer Camp
*Adult yard games and all things Summer Camp (egg toss, arts and crafts, etc.)

New Belgium Brewing, brews 15 year-round beers — Fat Tire Belgian Style Ale, Citradelic Tangerine IPA, Citradelic Lime Ale, Voodoo Ranger IPA, Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA, Voodoo Ranger 8 Hop Pale Ale, Dayblazer Easygoing Ale, Tartastic Lemon Ginger Ale, Sunshine Wheat, 1554 Black Ale, Bohemian Pilsner, Abbey Belgian Ale, Trippel and a gluten-reduced line, Glutiny Pale Ale and Glutiny Golden Ale. Visit