Tedeschi Trucks Band– Blues with Your Brews

by Renee on August 8, 2013

NauticaSummer in Cleveland is short and sweet–as I’ve said before, we North Coasters love our warm weather after what feels like nine months of winter! We’re lucky to be able to enjoy great patio dining and beer gardens, awesome amusement parks within an easy drive, our amazing Metropark system and beautiful Lake Erie, and of course great concert venues, both indoors and out.

So, before summer slips away again, wouldn’t you love to go see a great band at a cool outdoor concert venue, right on the water?TTB_640x480 Sure you would. Here’s your chance to win two tickets to the Tedeschi Trucks Band on Friday, Sept. 13th, at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. Not sure you’ve heard this band? Well, if you appreciate bluesy rock, you’ll want to give them a listen. Husband-wife duo Derek Trucks (formerly of the Allman Brothers band, and the Derek Trucks Band) and his wife, blues and soul singer Susan Tedeschi, formed this group in 2010, and have been receiving rave reviews ever since. The opening band that night is JJ Grey & Mofro. (Disclaimer: My friends at Live Nation have offered me two tickets to give away and tickets to see the band myself. And I can’t wait!)

To enter, just leave a comment on this post, telling me your favorite brew to go with those sweet summer days and nights in the CLE.  I’ll draw a random winner at noon on Friday, September 6th. You can earn an additional entry by tweeting this: “I want to win two tickets to the Tedeschi Trucks Band Show at Nautica from @livenationclv and @brewersdaughter!”

And if you don’t win, you can purchase your tickets from Live Nation Cleveland right here:


Good luck, and cheers to summer!


{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

John Mizer August 8, 2013 at 10:43 am

Founders All Day IPA!


Jay O'Neill August 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I really dig Tedeschi Trucks Band and would love to see them. She pops up on my main Pandora station all the time.

My favorite ‘find’ of the summer has been Southern Tier 2x Steam. It’s lagered and golden in color like a summer beer, but it’s got a nice malty taste and a decent hop bite. It’s got a nice complexity and is very unique – in a good way. I’ve heard it’s hard to find, but I’ve found it (and bought it) at both Heinen’s and at The Wine Spot in Cleveland Heights


Ross CMR August 13, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Yeah ive been jamming out to TTD ever sense i first heard them a few months ago. I would love to see how they play live but i dont think their tour is stopping in Oregon. Im still preordering their new album from their website: http://www.tedeschitrucksband.com/


David Fearn August 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I love any and all Paw Paw beer. Really hard to find and most folks don’t know we have a tropical fruit relative growing in Ohio. Refreshing without being cloyingly sweet.


alexa @cleveland's a plum August 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I’m not a huge beer drinker but when I do drink it in the summer it’s usually a summer shandy!


Jared Auker August 24, 2013 at 11:13 pm

I’ve only drank beer a couple of times but bud light is alright. If you give me the Tedeschi Trucks tickets though, I’ll drink whatever you want me to.


Larry Engel September 1, 2013 at 8:56 am

Hi Renee,

I moved to Cleveland just about a year ago. I am very impressed with the craft brew industry & offerings here in the Cleveland/NE Ohio region. My favorite local beers are Hopping Frog, Cellar Rats, and, of course, Great Lakes. Did you get to try the GLBC Alchemy Hour IPA this past spring? WOW… that could be my all time favorite.

As far as this summer goes, my favorite is from out of the NEO area. It’s an IPA called Hop Notch from Uinta Brewing in Salt Lake City. It’s outstanding! I recommend everyone at least give it a try. You can get it at Heinens and Giant Eagle (at least the ones in Brecksville and Broadview Heights). It’s just $8.99 a 6-pack, and the best value this summer for an awesome craft beer.

I’ve been a Derek Trucks fan for years. Love the new Memphis Horns-type sound he has going on with his new Tedeschi Trucks Band (showing us that yes, horns do belong in blues!).

Anyway, here’s to hoping I win those tickets… Cheers!


Renee September 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Larry, congrats, you are my winner! Please email me your address…


Larry Engel September 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Thanks Renee. I will certainly enjoy the show, and hope to see you there… Cheers!


Chrisofcleve September 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Hi Renee!

With the sweet soulful sounds of Tedeshi’s voice and Truck’s slide guitar, I would enjoy a Bell’s Two Hearted IPA.

Chris M.


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