Comedian Killer Beaz will perform at Lynchburg Distillery on August 14

You’ve seen him on Showtime and and the Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners. On Sunday, August 14 he’ll appear at The Lynchburg Distillery for a one-night-only show. It’s part of a small venue tour at area distilleries and wineries called the Official Bootleg Tour. (PHOTOS PROVIDED)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. —He’s been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, Entertainment Today, and Showtime and on August 14 he’ll visit our quaint little hamlet for a one-night-only performance.

To celebrate his seventh season on Discovery Channel’s hit series, Moonshiners, comedian Killer Beaz is currently touring the nation’s distilleries, breweries and wineries, including the Lynchburg Distillery here on the historic square. With well over three decades of comedy clubs and theatres, television and radio, Killer Beaz recently decided to change things up with a tour that reaches out to smaller, more intimate venues with a local scene like distilleries, taverns and pubs where craft-made beverages reign. Killer Beaz recently uncorked the Official Bootleg Tour and its next stop is at The Lynchburg Distillery on Sunday, August 14 at 7 p.m.  

Truett S. Beasley Jr., otherwise known as Killer Beaz, hails from Andalusia, Alabama and relocated to Nashville in the 1980s. He launched his career with multiple performances on The Nashville Network and CMT. He also recorded a song entitled, Save Up, backed up by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Most recently, he’s become a regular on the Discovery Channel’s Moonshiners alongside his friends, Mark and Digger.

Beaz says he’s not only looking forward to performing for his fans, but also to sampling the only-of-its-kind libations offered at each stop along the way.  The award-winning comedian will document each leg of the stand-up tour with a tasting and tour of each great facility.  

“America’s love for wine and beer has evolved with a wine tasting, or a visit to one of the country’s many breweries or distilleries or taking a trip to a pub where one can find their favorite locally grown spirits,” Beaz says of the upcoming shows. “Visiting breweries, wineries and distilleries is an excellent way to explore the culture and history of our cities and towns.  My years with Moonshiners TV have inspired me to experience the various flavors our great nation and abundant local products.  Brewers, distillers and wine makers throughout are proving that hand-crafted is the way to go, and I think the show has been an inspiration to many startups in the industry.  I’m betting this will be the most fun tour yet.”    

The tour kicked off in St. Petersburg, Florida, and will eventually expand to the four corners of the country.  Beaz will also make stops on The Grand Ole Opry stage, and will continue his role as a moonshiner, and make other media appearances along the way.   Other area shows include August 7 performance at Common John Brewery in Manchester and a August 13 show at the Gutter Bound Distillery in Hurricane Mills.

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