Sluggin' down beers while listening to live music doesn't sound like an average day at the farm. But during Rural Hill's North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival, congregations are expected to flock to its countryside as local breweries (Highland Brewing, Cottonwood Ales, Carolina Beer & Beverage, Four Friends Brewing, LoneRider Brewing, Big Boss Brewing, NoDa Brewing, Birdsong Brewing, Ass Clown Brewing, Craggie Brewing and Olde Mecklenburg Brewery) offer a mélange of ales, malts, lagers on tap for tasting. Live bluegrass/bluesy soul performances by Do it to Julia, Sol Driven Train, The Mantras, New Familiars, Moonshine Racers and headliners, Chatham County Line and Eric Lindell (pictured). For more information, visit www.ncbrewsmusic.com. $7-$45. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.