A first of its kind music, art, and craft beer festival will take place Saturday in Alton.  Rock the Hops is a fundraiser for Alton Main Street, and features 27 musical acts and at least 20 craft beers at seven venues in downtown Alton.  Mixed in will be artwork and other items from local vendors.

Co-organizer Drew Mader says he and his wife had been kicking around ideas for new events and were approached by Alton Main Street to put something together:


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Advance tickets are available at the participating venues until Friday evening for $15, or on line through Alton Main Street for $18.  Day of passes can be purchased at Elijah P’s Burgers and Brews for $20.  With your admission, you get shuttle service to each venue, craft beer sampling and a souvenir glass.  The event runs from 2-8pm Saturday.  For a rundown of the event, go to this story at Alton Daily News.com for a link. 


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