Bad Hands Highlights July’s Blues & Craft Brews Fest

The Chicago-blues stylings of The Bad Hands is just one act during the upcoming Blues & Craft Brews Festival at the Inn at Millrace Pond, July 24.

A reunion of The Bad Hands with special guest Dan Fadel, Bob Lanza, Grover Kemble & Za Zu Zaz, and Hair of the Dog will make for a super cool day when the Inn at Millrace Pond hosts its 4th Annual Blues and Craft Brews Festival on Sunday, July 24.

This year’s musical line-up is killer, with four power-packed bands ready to crank out the blues. The gates open at 1 p.m. and the music is set to start at 1:30. The music continues until 7 p.m. An assortment of Craft Beers will be on tap, along with plenty of food for purchase.

The Blues and Craft Brews Fest is presented by the historic Inn at Millrace Pond and First Hope Bank in association with Joe Hirsh Productions and Tramontin Harley-Davidson.

The Bob Lanza Band has been lighting up the blues circuit big time over the past year, and is now a frequent act at blues festivals in the tri-state region. Grover Kemble & Za Zu Zaz have signed on for a rare appearance in Northwest Jersey, and Hair of the Dog is a Sussex County-based band that’s been making some waves.

The special attraction, though, is the reunion of one of the area’s most formidable acts, The Bad Hands led by Mike Gallemore, and for this show, featuring guest drummer Dan Fadel, haven’t played in New Jersey in over a year. The Chicago blues sound will surely have folks thumping to the music.

Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Inn, in the Village of Hope, or at Tramontin Harley-Davidson, which is located at the Route 80 Exit 12 ramp. They are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets for seniors, bikers and students are just $10. Kids 12 and under free with accompanying adult. You can also make ticket reservations by calling the Inn, 908-459-4884.

Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs if they’d like, however, please no coolers or pets.

The Inn at Millrace Pond, a historic bed and breakfast and restaurant just minutes from Route 80, Exit 12. The Tavern, located in the restaurant’s tap room downstairs, is the perfect setting to listen to music and enjoy a pub style menu.  The Inn regularly features music with its Friday night music series and on some Saturday nights patrons enjoy dinner while listening to live piano music. Weather permitting, the Inn also offers patio dining outside.

The Inn at Millrace Pond is located in the heart of Hope at 313 Johnsonburg Road by Route 519.

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