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Blues and Brews Partnership with PureLife and Beacon Brewery

For Immediate Release: 
Contact: Gina Snider,

Doc Spiers Series: Blues and Brews
Grammy Award Winning: Jontavious Willis Concert 
Featuring ‘Little’ Dylan Triplett and Jayy Hopp

Dash, PureLife and Beacon Brewery have decided to team up. PureLife Studios and Beacon Brewery are puYng on a concert with award winning blues musician Jontavious Willis. The concert will be on August 28th located at Doc Spiers. It will be an outdoor seYng where social distancing and mask wearing is encouraged. Tickets will be $25 for general admission and $50 for a VIP ]cket which will include a special menu prepared and served at Beacon Brewery, 1 complimentary beer, and one seat. Masks and social distancing will be encouraged.
Beacon Brewery has curated the delicious Hillside IPA that will support neighborhood revitaliza]on efforts in partnership with DASH throughout LaGrange. For every purchase of a pint or 6-pack in the Beacon taproom, $1 will go toward neighborhood revitalization efforts in LaGrange.

“A delicious juxtaposi]on of tradi]on and innova]on; we combined everything we loved about IPAs into the beer for your drinking pleasure. Expect to be bombarded with pine, citrus and tropical fruit all in one glass,” said Beacon Brewery owner Chase Hudson. Pure Life Studios will donate $5.00 per ]cket sold for the event and $1.00 per ]cket from future shows will go to DASH for the revitaliza]on efforts here in LaGrange.
Pure Life Studios, Beacon Brewery and DASH are all located in Historic Hillside. This collaboration]on is taking place in Doc Spiers, a historical shell of a building that DASH has saved as piece of history and a wonderful outdoor event space. Artists’ Bios Jontavious Willis is a GRAMMY Nominated Artist (Best Traditional Blues Album of the year 2019), is Georgia born, a multi-instrumentalist that will turn your head when you hear him strumming & swaying to the Blues: Delta, Piedmont, Texas, & Gospel. His stand-out fingerpicking, flat-picking, and slide prowess are as notable as his entertaining history lessons and his engaging performances. Spectacular Class is the follow-up release to his debut album, Blue Metamorphosis, which was released in 2016 and garnered him rave reviews from such notable magazines as Living Blues and Blues & Rhythm. In 2018, Blue Metamorphosis earned recognition by the Blues Foundation through their International Blues Challenge, where he was honored with the Best Self-Produced CD Award.
Dylan Triplett is an 19-year-old Blues and Soul prodigy vocalist, pianist, and guitarist. Dylan started singing when he was 9 years old and has been doing so professionally since late 2016 when he began singing with Miss Carolyn Mason. 
Influenced and tutored by his father, Dylan began branching out towards other young ar]sts like Blues Phenom, Marquise Knox, and Jontavious Willis. Not long ago, Dylan began performing regular guest spots with Marquise and continued to sharpen his craft.
Dylan also found motivation and influence from other notable St. Louis shakers such as Emcee/Blues Torchcarrier Alonzo Townsend, Charles “Skeet” Rodgers, and the legends of the past such as Oliver Sain, Ray Charles, James Brown and many others as you will feel as soon as he picks up the mic. 
Those influences have led him to already grace stages such as, the Baby Blues Showcase and the Big Muddy Blues Fes]val. If you have any doubt about the future, Dylan Triplet is the answer….and he’s s]ll only 19. Buckle up.

Jayy Hopp was born in Lagrange on March 10th 1995. Gospel and R&B music was very influen]al in his forma]ve years. The guitar drives and grooves always caught his ear.
 As he aged, Jayy Hopp expanded his musical vocabulary and he then began listening to Jimi Hendrix which lead him to Albert Collins, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Guitar Slim, Fenton Robinson and Ike Turner. His long time friend Jontavious Willis enlightened him about the roots of blues and different playing styles. Jayy Hopp plays with a solid syncopaton and his influences are clear, but he also brings his own personality in the mix. 

Expect Jayy Hopp to be a name mentioned amongst the names of the new rising blues generation.
Information about DASH: We serve as the catalyst for neighborhood revitalization and dependable, affordable, sustainable housing throughout LaGrange. Come see what we are all about at or follow us on Twitter @Dashlagrange or like us on Facebook and Instagram. For the latest details about this year’s upcoming event, contact DASH at 706-298-0221 or email us at 

Information on Beacon Brewery: Beacon was inspired by a love for creative innovation in both food and drink, while giving the community an opportunity to taste, toast, and share in it. Beacon is brewing unique and contemporary beers in traditional and technical fashion. It also spices up Asian cuisine with Southern flair. At Beacon, you will be surprised by the fusion of local flavors accompanied by local lore. Please visit or Facebook and IG @beaconbrewingco 

Information on Pure Life Studios: Pure Life is the Hillside Neighborhood’s contribution to the LaGrange music scene and is tailor-made for a variety of solo acts all the way to five-piece bands featuring blues, folk, and assorted acous]c genres. Pure Life is the only live music venue in LaGrange that offers a truly unique listening experience. Pure Life is brown bag approved. (BYOB) Visit hUps:// or Facebook @lagrangepurelife and IG @purelifelagrange.