Danielle Goff and Michelle Carrow at Local Brews and Local Grooves at House of Blues on August 2, 2014.

Danielle Goff and Michelle Carrow at Local Brews and Local Grooves at House of Blues on August 2, 2014.

Jerry McClure/Special Contributor

Beers and beats are the name of the game at House of Blues' original music and beer festival, Local Brews, Local Grooves. And Dallasites can take part in the action on Saturday, August 8 when the fest returns for a second year.

Roughly 3,000 people attended the inaugural event, which featured a handful of breweries and bands. This year, the lineup has been beefed up a bit, with 18 local craft establishments offering sudsy samples to the tune of 11 local bands, including funk-reggae outfit The Effinays, which earned a slot at the nationally renown Wakarusa Music Festival in Arkansas in 2013. (See the full lineup below.)

The growth of Local Brews, Local Grooves and festivals like it, such as Untapped and Big Texas Beer Fest, mirror the craft beer industry's growth over the last several years. In 2010, Dallas-Fort Worth had just two craft breweries. Now, that number has surpassed 30.

Tickets to Local Brews, Local Grooves go on sale this Friday, June 12 for an early bird cost of $10, which includes access to the music but not beer samples. A wristband for five beer samples costs and additional $15. After July 8, general admission tickets will cost $12.50. VIP tickets cost $45 and include early entry to the festival, a koozie and 10 samples of beer (plus a T-shirt for the first 50 people that purchase).

House of Blues expects to release the list of beers to be served in early July.

Local Brews by:

  • Audacity Brew House (Denton)
  • Bishop Cider Co. (Dallas)
  • Cedar Creek Brewery (Seven Points)
  • Cobra Brewing Co. (Lewisville)
  • Collective Brewing Project (Fort Worth)
  • Community Beer Co. (Dallas)
  • Deep Ellum Brewing Co. (Dallas)
  • FireWheel Brewing Co. (Rowlett)
  • Four Corners Brewing Co. (Dallas)
  • Grapevine Craft Brewery (Grapevine)
  • Lakewood Brewing Co. (Garland)
  • Martin House Brewing Co. (Fort Worth)
  • Nine Band Brewing Co. (Allen)
  • Panther Island Brewing Co. (Fort Worth)
  • Peticolas Brewing CO. (Dallas)
  • Rabbit Hole Brewing (Justin)
  • Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. (Fort Worth)
  • Revolver Brewing (Granbury)

Local Grooves by:

  • The Demigs
  • Northern National
  • Jessie Frye
  • Buffalo Ruckus
  • Infinite Journey (tribute)
  • The Wicks
  • Crystal Yates
  • Nicholas Altobelli
  • Kim Nall
  • Karyna Micaela
  • The Effinays
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