Hot Music, Cold Drinks at two Tri-State Area Festivals in June

Kate Rader

Live music and a cold drink with friends were just a few of the summertime traditions we missed in 2020. Mix in some great local food and vendors—and you’ll find yourself catching up on good vibes at the Washington County Ag Center. Here are two festivals back with a bang this summer.

Interstate Wine & Music Festival

Saturday, June 12th, 12pm-6pm and Sunday, June 13th, 12pm-5pm

Grab your lawn chairs, sunscreen, and ten closest friends…the Interstate Wine & Music Festival is back! This year’s entertainment is cranking up the wayback machine with some 80s favorites, including Frederick magazine-named “best cover band” The Reagan Years.

Created in 2014 to highlight the area’s growing selection of wineries, the event now includes nearly a dozen wineries plus local distilleries, breweries and over 100 vendors featuring artisans, boutique clothing and more.

Be sure to arrive hungry because whatever you crave, there will be something to tempt your tastebuds. The eclectic list of food includes vendors offering hand-held favorites like tacos, barbecue and Jamaican jerk chicken, and wine-complementing specialties like charcuterie and crabcakes. More vendors are listed on their Facebook page.

Saturday's entertainment includes bands The Missing Years, The Cramer Brothers with Tim Haines, and Shake the Room. Sunday's lineup includes local favorite DJ Sidekick: Everything But the 80’s and The Reagan Years.

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Overview of the Interstate Wine & Music FestivalInterstate Festival Group

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Interstate Wine & Music FestivalInterstate Festival Group

WHEN YOU GO

Interstate Wine & Music Festival

Saturday, June 12th, 12pm-6pm

Sunday, June 13th, 12pm-5pm

Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Boonsboro, MD

Official Website: https://www.interstatewinefest.com

Facebook page

Tickets are available here.

VIP Tickets and Pop Up Tent Tickets are sold out.

General Admission, Twilight, and Designated Driver Tickets are available as of this posting. Visit the website for prices and to purchase tickets.

No one under 21 will be allowed to purchase or consume alcohol.

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Quad State Beer & Reggae FestInterstate Festival Group

Quad State Beer & Reggae Fest

Saturday, June 19, 2021 (rain or shine); 4pm–10pm (open at 3pm for VIP)

The reimagined Quad State Beer Fest has a new, Reggae sound. Established in 2014 and known for hosting a huge lineup of regional breweries, this year’s event is taking on a Caribbean vibe, all under cover at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center in Boonsboro, Md.

Bring a folding chair and sample up to 80 area beers, ciders, spirits and wine from more than 20 breweries, distilleries and wineries. Enjoy local Caribbean cuisine from Big Fat Daddy’s, Reid's Jerk Shack, Sherri’s Crab Cakes, and C & G Jerk Chicken.

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Grab your favorite Caribbean food at the Quad State Beer & Reggae Fest, Saturday, June 19.Interstate Festival Group

Authentic East Coast reggae group Jah Works headlines the festival at 8pm, which also features performances by Cheezy and the Crackers at 6pm and Secondhand at 4pm.

Take a shot at winning big bucks with Cash Bash Live, or try your hand at karaoke or cornhole. Proceeds from this event support local nonprofits.

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Jah Works plays the Quad State Beer & Reggae Fest on Saturday, June 19.Jah Works

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Secondhand plays the Quad State Beer & Reggae Fest on Saturday, June 19.Secondhand

WHEN YOU GO

Quad State Beer & Reggae Fest

Saturday, June 19, 2021 (rain or shine)

4pm–10pm (open at 3pm for VIP)

Washington County Agricultural Education Center, Boonsboro, MD

Official Website: https://www.quadstatebeerfest.com

Facebook page

For ticket options and prices

You must be 21 and older to attend this event.

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