Press Release - Detail
For immediate release May 31, 2016
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams, Director of Public Relations    
Birmingham Public Library                                               
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                                        
Bards & Brews goes on the road to Avondale Regional Library on Friday, June 3, Vestavia Hills in July

WHO:              Birmingham Public Library
WHAT:             Bards & Brews Open Mic Poetry Performance/Beer Tasting
WHEN:            Friday, June 3, 2016
WHERE:          Avondale Regional Library, 509 40th St. South
TIME:              Music by Josh Wheeler starts at 6:30 p.m. and poetry performances begin at 7 p.m.
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (May 31, 2016)-The Birmingham Public Library's popular Bards & Brews poetry performance/beer tasting series is going on the road from its usual home downtown this summer. On Friday, June 3, Bards & Brews will hold an open mic performance at the Avondale Regional Library, 509 40th St. South in Birmingham. On Friday, July 8, spoken word artists will be able to participate in an open mic night at the Vestavia Hills Public Library, 1221 Montgomery Highway.
The Avondale event on June 3 will feature free craft beer sampling courtesy of Avondale Brewing Co.  The J. Clyde will handle the pouring. The festivities start at 6:30 p.m. with live music from Josh Wheeler, beer tasting and light refreshments. The poetry begins to flow at 7 p.m. with Brian "Voice Porter" Hawkins serving as host.
The event is made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Admission is free and open to the public; however, attendees must be at least 18 to enter and 21 to sample beer—ID is required. For more information, call 205-226-3670, email  or visit the Bards & Brews Facebook page, or

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