New year, new perspective, new normal. And a refresh for what has become one of America’s favorite festivals as voted by the readers of USA Today. In order to keep things truly fresh, we at Fresh Fest are enthusiastically rebranding as Barrel & Flow to fully embrace and uplift artists, musicians, chefs, and brewers.
Why Barrel & Flow?
To honor what we see as interconnected and important sectors of Black arts. To celebrate Black arts and artists. And to express and share how collective art is greater together than the sum of their individual parts. Through the barrel flows this collective creativity of music, visual art, and culinary art. Our collaborations and aims of economic empowerment for the Black community continue, just as significant and necessary as ever, with global aspirations and national amplifications.
Join us September 11 at SouthSide Works in Pittsburgh, PA for what we hope will be the best and most welcoming festival across the nation.
Media coverage of Fresh Fest has included Forbes, Thrillist, Imbibe, NPR, Atlanta Black Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The New York Times, Wine Enthusiast,Vice, The Atlantic, and October. In addition to national and international media coverage Fresh Fest, has been twice voted the second best beer festival in the United States by USA Today and is featured in the Smithsonian Institution.
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FEATURING FRESH FEST
NOW CALLED Barrel & Flow Fest
About SouthSide Works: SouthSide Works is an open-air, riverfront property situated along the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh where a former steel mill once stood. The sprawling center allows Barrel & Flow the room to expand and spread our wings in what is an innovative combination of urban and green spaces.
sip our exclusive collaborations as we celebrate Black breweries
dance to the beats of some of the best deejays & bands across the nation
learn about brewing and explore job opportunities
shop our uniquely curated collection of vendors in the Freshest Market
connect with non-profits and investigate how to help
watch live artists paint, sculpt, and craft works of beauty and mastery