After two successful years in Portland, OR, Pabst Blue Ribbon is taking the show on the road and expanding the Project Pabst music festival into three new cities in 2016. Along with Portland, the festivals will take place in Denver, Atlanta and Philadelphia. Project Pabst in Portland has brought bands like Modest Mouse, Tears for Fears, Blondie, Weezer, Run The Jewels, Passion Pit and many more to the stage, and after a great response in Portland, it made sense to expand the festival to three additional locations. Project Pabst offers a unique experience, incorporating music, art, hands-on experiences, as well as food and beer at reasonable “non-festival” prices. Aside from great bands, festival goers will be entertained with the PBRcade (an old school arcade), PBR Vandalism which is an interactive art experience utilizing a van as a canvas, and PBR Wax, which is a mobile studio where people can record their own demo of music and take away the recording on a vinyl 45. Additionally, a local artist from each city will be highlighted on a limited edition Project Pabst 16 oz. can.  943974_951761061580605_1801530848207368840_n Matt Slessler, National Brand Ambassador for Pabst Blue Ribbon said, “Portland has been a great success, we can’t wait to have that same connection with Atlanta, Philly and Denver and introduce these great cities to a unique festival experience true to the Pabst Blue Ribbon brand.” The first Project Pabst is set for May 20th through the 21st in Denver, CO; tickets are on sale now. It will feature a series of club shows on the first day by Rocket from the Crypt, Pentagram, Red Fang, Dead Meadow, and The Giraffes. The second day will be a block party on Larimer Street, including:

Nathaniel Rateliff

Violent Femmes

Courtney Barnett

Charles Bradley

Big K.R.I.T.




The Coathangers

K Flay

Small Black

Project Pabst returns to Portland, OR for the third year in a row, on August 26th, 27th and 28th. This year, Project Pabst will join forces with MusicfestNW combining the best elements of both festivals for MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst. The festival will incorporate two days of bands at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, and club shows at some of Portland’s hottest venues. The city of Atlanta will host this year’s third installment of Project Pabst on October 1st. The final stop will be in Philadelphia on October 8th. For additional information, visit www.ProjectPabst.com. For more information about Pabst Blue Ribbon’s involvement in the arts, please visit www.pabstblueribbon.com/music or www.pabstblueribbon.com/art.   MEDIA CONTACTS: Project Pabst: Shazila Mohammed, Shazila@motormouthmedia.com, 323.662.3865 Pabst Blue Ribbon: Lindsay Robinson, Lindsay@7thandesther.com, 310.463.8434