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New beer event coming to Downtown Roanoke

All proceeds from Beer:30 will go to a beautification program.

ROANOKE, Va. – A new event is set to kick off soon in Downtown Roanoke. 

Beer:30 will showcase Starr Hill Brewery, a Crozet-based brewer that is set to open its new Pilot Brewery and Side Stage in Downtown Roanoke next month. 

It's happening Monday, August 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Market Square. 

The event is free and will feature live music, with raffles to win tickets to Third Eye Blind and the Front Porch Fest music festival. Beer will be sold for $5. 

Proceeds will benefit Downtown Roanoke, Inc.'s beautification program, which is responsible for nearly 300 hanging baskets and planters downtown.