2019 Happy Retreat Craft Beer & Music Festival

Please join us on Saturday, September 7, 2019, for the fourth annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival, held on the historic grounds of Happy Retreat, former home of Charles Town founder Charles Washington, brother of George Washington, and designated as a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

The event will feature music all day from touring bands as well as samples from multiple brewers of the best craft beer available in the State of West Virginia.

Share this event with your friends and family and save the date for the fourth annual Happy Retreat Craft Beer and Music Festival!

Ticket prices
Early Bird Special – $30 before July 15

General Admission – $35 after July 15 / $40 day of festival

Designated Driver/Under 18 – $20 / Children 12 and under are free.


The ticket includes a 6.5 oz. tasting glass and 8 tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets are available for purchase at the event.

Awesome Live Music
11-12 – Among the Willows Music
12:30-2 – Hard Swimmin’ Fish
2:30-4 – John R Miller & the Engine Lights
4:30-6 – The Mike Dillon Band

The Mike Dillon Band
How many artists have been praised a “punk rock provocateur,” “jazz vibraphone visionary,” and “percussion virtuoso” in the same sentence? There’s only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Primus, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ani Difranco, or collaborations such as Nolatet, Garage a Trois, The Dead Kenny G’s, Critters Buggin or bands he has led, including Mike Dillon Band, Mike Dillon’s New Orleans Punk Rock Percussion Consortium, Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.

Learn more at https://www.happyretreat.org/beer-music-festival/