The Florida Aquarium is hosting Rhythm and Brews by the Bay Beer Festival with The Gin Blossoms

Brews by the Bay is back – and it’s being turned up a notch!

For years, The Florida Aquarium has hosted a successful beer, food and music festival called Brews by the Bay. After a two-year hiatus, the Aquarium is bringing back the event with a twist – a musical twist, that is. Newly named Rhythm and Brews by the Bay, the hit event will now incorporate a concert headlined by ‘90s alternative rock band, the Gin Blossoms, and opened with an acoustic set by Ken Block and Drew Copeland of the band Sister Hazel.

Known for popular songs like “Until I Fall Away”, “Found Out About You”, “Hey Jealousy”, “Follow You Down” and their five-time Platinum breakthrough album New Miserable Experience, the Gin Blossoms are a staple alt-rock icon you don’t want to miss!

Ken Block and Andrew Copeland, co-founders of the platinum-selling band Sister Hazel, hail from our very own Sunshine State. From the same genre, they are known for Billboard hits like “All For You” and “Change Your Mind.”

As with Brews by the Bay, guests can enjoy endless brews from local craft breweries as they take in all of the amazing views The Florida Aquarium has to offer – be it their 500,000-gallon Coral Reef gallery or the aerial view of Tampa Bay offered by their scenic rooftop terrace.

Rhythm and Brews By The Bay will take place Friday, September 16th from 7pm until 11pm at The Florida Aquarium.

General admission tickets are available for $125.

Learn more about the event and purchase tickets here.



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