Beer & Brats Street Party

Join us for the annual Beer & Brats Street Party at Beethoven & Blue Jeans!

Who can attend? Anyone with a ticket to the November 9th or 10th Beethoven & Blue Jeans concerts. Patrons of all ages may enter and get a brat, but ID must be provided for patrons 21 and up to purchase beer.

What is the Street Party? We will close the street in front of the Robinson Center to cook brats (free!) and serve beer (Stone's Throw) to any patron with a concert ticket! The Episcopal Collegiate School Steel Band will provide musical entertainment. Each year ASO patrons donate hundreds of pounds of food to Arkansas Food Bank as they enter the party.

Where is the Street Party? On West Markham Street in front of the Robinson Center (400 block, between Broadway and Spring Street).

When is the Street Party? The party is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday, November 9th and from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sunday, November 10th.

Why do we have the Street Party? To have fun before an exciting and inspiring concert, and to welcome people to a symphony experience they may not be expecting. If you know someone who thinks the symphony is too formal for them, tell them to put on their jeans and join us for a brat, a locally brewed beer, and a concert featuring jeans-wearing musicians performing awesome music!

Is there a t-shirt? Glad you asked! You will be able to buy a t-shirt from Hillcrest Waterbugs at the event. They are a locally-owned, environmentally friendly company. You can even buy two - or more!


Concert Partners

Hillcrest Waterbugs
Arkansas Food Bank
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Orchestras Feeding America/Partnership with Arkansas Foodbank

Over the past eight years Orchestras Feeding America has seen over 450 orchestras from across the country collect and donate nearly 500,000 pounds of food. The ASO joins these efforts each season in partnership with Arkansas Food Bank, the foundation in the fight against hunger in Arkansas. Beginning November 9th, ASO patrons can bring food items to any ASO concert for the rest of the season. Any patron who brings at least 12 items from the list below will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to a future concert!

Most Needed Food Items

  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal
  • Canned soups
  • Canned fruit & vegetables
  • Pasta & pasta sauce
  • Canned meats/fish/poultry
  • Boxed meals
  • 100% juice

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