Annual Pie and Beer Day will be celebrated with Locally Made Locally Played Festival at The Gateway

After a two-year hiatus, Pie and Beer Day comes to The Gateway combined with the new Locally Made Locally Played Music Festival. Presented by The Blocks and Bad Brad Wheeler, the official sudsy celebration for alt-Utah and all things pie, beer, and music will be July 24, 12-6pm, offering more than 9,000 slices of pie and beer from 24 local breweries.

“Sometimes, new residents of Utah can feel left out from the observances on July 24. Our celebration is inclusive and welcoming to all,” said Brad Wheeler. “I invite everyone to this wholesome, family-friendly event with the world’s largest assemblage of pie and beer!” As in past years, proceeds benefit KUAA 99.9FM, a nonprofit community radio station that supports local musicians.

Lucas Goodrich, Director of The Blocks adds, “Pie and Beer Day is a perfect opportunity to elevate Locally Made Locally Played, an initiative born out of the pandemic as a way to keep musicians employed by performing on KUAA 99.9 FM. With our return to normalcy, I’m excited to continue our efforts and bring musicians out of the studio and onto the streets.”

Confirmed acts to perform on the north stage of The Gateway include Proper Way, Timmy The Teeth, Cowjazz, and more to be announced.

“As a growing entertainment district continually evolving with innovative, new bars and restaurants, The Gateway and our merchants are excited to host the Pie and Beer Day celebration,” said Jacklyn Briggs, Marketing Director of The Gateway. “It’s a fun, counterculture alternative to the traditional state holiday and a unique opportunity to provide exposure to local food vendors and craft beer.”

Breweries include: Bewildered, Level Crossing, Brohemian, Salt Flats, Strap Tank, Uinta, Proper, RoHa, Epic, Red Rock, Roosters, Squatters, Wasatch, Desert Edge, Moab, Offset, Shades, Hopkins, Fisher, Salt Fire, Utog, TF Brewing, Ogden River, MTN West.

Pies are being donated from Porcupine Grill, Avenue Proper, Stein Erickson Lodge, UTOG, Oquirrh, The Dodo, Copper Onion, Eva’s Bakery, Eggs in the City, NOMAD, Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club, Pies The Limit, Goodfood Gluten Free Bakery, Rocky Mountain Pies, Tin Angel, Brewers Bread, Este Pizzeria, Emigration Cafe, Flake Pie Co., Squatters, Wasatch Brew Pub, Bakery 43, and Bricks Corner Pizza.

The Locally Made Locally Played Music Festival is free to all ages. Pie Passes, sold at the door, will include five beer and pie pairings for $40.