Day Bracey: Founder

Hobbies include: Drinking, talking sh*t, and paying Black people. Co-host of the award-winning Drinking Partners podcast and the TV show Ed & Day in The Burgh on Very Local TV.

Ed Bailey: Chief Financial Officer

Ed is a comedian/podcaster from Cleveland, Ohio. He’s been able to share comedy stages with some of the industry’s elite, while garnering numerous accolades for his podcast “Drinking Partners” which he cohosts with Barrel & Flow Fest founder, Day Bracey. The two have been voted “Best Podcast” by Pittsburgh City Paper and recognized as two of the nation’s 40 Under 40 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Dom Shuck: Director of Entertainment

Dom has been linked to the music and comedy scenes for almost two decades. He is a self-professed Hip Hop junkie and a self-confessed proud music nerd. Dom is also very passionate about making things equitable for all, a mission that is even more important to him since the birth of his son, whom inspires him to push for a better tomorrow.

Thomas Poet: Head of Collaborations

Tom is the co-owner of New France Brewing Company in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Hazelwood. When he isn't working, he can be found spending time with his loving family. He is the proud father of two beautiful daughters, whom are his true north and his inspiration to improve himself and the space around him. As the head of collaboration for Barrel & Flow, he created the collaboration pack concept that helped to realize the mission of the festival: Black-brewed beer in homes all over America.

huny young: Creative Director, DJ Curator

huny young (she/they) is a DJ, event producer, and award-winning visual artist. Bred in New York, NY and currently residing in Pittsburgh (named Person of the Year in Music 2021 by Pittsburgh City Paper), huny's work in music and the arts is rooted in exalting Black women and the LGBTQ+ community. As the founder of Mostbeautifullest, dubbed "the collective altering Pittsburgh's nightlife scene for the better," a co-founder and the Experience Lead of the Queer Fam Fund, as well as consulting on diversity outreach and curating lineups for both national and international festivals and events, her mission to expand visibility and access in nightlife is a through-line in everything she touches.

huny leads all Creative Direction for B&F including branding, visual assets, and the website, and additionally curates the DJs for the fest and all associated events. She has been a part of B&F since year 1 (except 2019 - strep throat) and was the first collaborator in the festival's history to design her own can label.

Ummey Karim: Operations & Communications Director

Ummey is the Operations & Communications Director at Barrel and Flow. At Barrel and Flow, she is in charge of all forms of communication including distributing press releases, facilitating board meetings, and curating newsletters. In collaboration with Barrel and Flow’s Founder, Day Bracey she oversees marketing and story-telling language that authentically reflects the voice and mission of the organization. Ummey was drawn to Barrel and Flow’s focus on supporting Black art and artists through collective creativity and economic development. Before joining Barrel and Flow, Ummey worked for 5+ years in People Operations, Workplace Experience, and Event Planning for startups based out of New York City and San Francisco. Ummey holds a BA in Journalism. When she is not working, she can be found teaching yoga and enjoying swimming, biking, and exploring all of the hiking trails Pittsburgh has to offer. Most recently Ummey hosted a YOGA + Wellness day in the South Side Works neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Email Ummey for support on operations, communications, event planning, or yoga!

Chardaè Jones: Community & Business Outreach Director

Chardaè Jones is a writer, published author, professional volunteer, and a connector of all things. From Braddock, PA the 2021 Pittsburgh Magazine 40 Under 40 awardee has published over 15 books on behalf of herself and others. She holds a BA in Professional Writing and Communications from Carlow University. She is the current secretary for Pennsylvania Young Democrats and Councilwoman of Braddock Borough. The former Mayor of Braddock enjoys community advocacy, playing with her husky, all things Halloween, traveling, cooking, hosting Murder Mystery Dinners, and eating her way around the Burgh. 

Tyra Jamison: Festival Coordinator

Pittsburgh-born, Hill District-raised, Tyra Jamison is an artist, auntie, and writer cultivating a world they want to see. Tyra has been bringing folks together for art, liberation, and a good time since 2013. On any given day, you can catch them exploring sunny places, growing something, or perfecting a plant-based recipe. Cheers to a quarter century (and counting) of being Black & queer with big visions.

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