The mother of all St. Patrick’s Day events?

Yeah, it’s kind of PR-y, but this strikes me as being quite the St. Patrick’s Day celebration: The Guinness Storehouse Festival, taking place over the weekend. Three days of live music and "all the beer you can drink," the email assures me.

The Guinness Storehouse® Festival kicks off on Friday March 16 th and will continue until the evening of Sunday March 18th

Throughout the weekend, visitors to the Home of Guinness® will enjoy:

  • A variety of music and entertainment throughout the building. Street Theatre performers and large acts such as US marching bands, Flamenco dancers and Gospel Choirs
  • An eclectic mix of rock, blue grass, soul and funk in the Source Bar.
  • The Tradfest Movement takes over the Gravity® Bar each evening —this movement combines traditional Irish music with rock, jazz, dance and world music to create a dynamic energy.
  • Guinness® Food and Craft Fair showcasing the best in Irish crafts and produce each day.
  • Complimentary tastings of Guinness® Draught, Guinness® Extra Stout and Guinness® Foreign Extra Stout as well as Smoked Salmon on Guinness® bread for all visitors.

I don’t know much about this Guinness Storehouse; from the website it seems to be the tourist front/theme park/museum for Guinness. The site is awfully polished and looks like a tour guide. But a three-day beer celebration sure sounds fine to me.