Joe Pug will be playing a live virtual concert at Monument City Brewing in Highlandtown on Nov. 7 to benefit WTMD on November 7, organizers announced.
“Live music has always been a big part of our taproom experience,” says co-founder Ken Praay, “and it has been difficult to do that this year.”
The concert is part of Monument City’s new concert series The Backstage Pass, an intimate music experience held in the brewery.
“We began planning this series prior to COVID and as we navigate this new environment, we’ve been exploring ways to safely bring music back to the brewery,” says Jake Dougherty, Monument City’s Community Program Manager.
Although the November 7th concert is primarily focused on creating a special virtual experience the community can enjoy free from their home on YouTube and Facebook live, there will be a limited number of tickets available for sale.
“Safety of our staff, artist and community are paramount and to keep things safe and distanced we have a very limited number of seats available,” says Dougherty. “We wanted to give the artist and virtual community the feeling of a live show, and a live audience helps.”
The concert is free to people viewing virtually over YouTube and Facebook with a virtual tip jar available that benefits WTMD.
Scott Mullins, WTMD’s General Manager and Program Director adds, “Joe Pug brings his soulful brand of indie-folk-rock to Monument City Brewing and WTMD is bringing it to you. We’ve been fans of Joe’s music for a number of years and are excited about this unique concert event. Everyone is so starved for a live music experience and this is a step in the right direction Music heals and connects us, and we are proud to be a part of this.”
“We’ve missed having music at the brewery, and bringing Joe’s artistry to our community is really exciting for us”, says Ken Praay.
Details: The concert will begin at 8PM on Saturday, November 7th. Monument City will provide special to-go beer options that people can purchase and enjoy during the show. Visit Monument City’s website for information on concert details, viewing options and available merch.
About Monument City
Monument City Brewing Company was started by brothers Ken and Matt Praay in 2014 after a transformative hike along the Appalachian Trail. Their focus is on producing honest and exciting craft beer. Known for their flagship beer 51 Rye IPA, Monument City operates a 17,000 sq. ft. facility in Highlandtown. The open taproom has a front row seat to Monument’s German-designed brewhouse in a historically industrial building in Southeast Baltimore.