The Acoustic Brew is a non-profit, volunteer-run concert series, established in 1992. We are a listening place committed to providing reasonably priced, quality folk and acoustic music in an intimate, smoke- and alcohol-free environment. The Acoustic Brew was the idea of John Walls, who moved to central Pennsylvania from New England and who had been involved with the Nameless Coffeehouse in Cambridge, Mass. The Acoustic Brew has developed a strong reputation, both among folk performers and in the local community. Despite its small size, ABC has attracted quite a number of regional and national folk artists.
Central Pennsylvania has a thriving folk music community, thanks in part to WPSU, the public radio station at Penn State. The Folk Show has been a major factor in the Brew’s success. In the fall of 2005, we began a partnership with WPSU to present concerts in their studio space and do so as needed for larger concerts.