Songbirds Guitar Museum houses about 1,700 guitars. (Photo: Contributed)

The name of an upcoming beer-themed event will undoubtedly be familiar to many Chattanooga music fans.

Rhythm & Brews is a postwork beer festival at Songbirds Guitar MuseumJune 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The name of the event is a not-so-subtle nod to the former Rhythm & Brews venue on Market Street. Former owner Mike Dougher is now a talent buyer for the museum.Located at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, the museum boasts the largest private collection of rare vintage guitars anywhere.

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Tickets are $20 and include four drink tickets and entry into the Songbirds Guitar Museum.

Click here for tickets and more information.

Four local breweries will be featured: OddStory Brewing Co., Chattanooga Brewing Co., Moccasin Bend Brewing Co. and Big River Grille & Brewing Works. Each will offer beer varieties for purchase at a discounted price.

The former sign at Rhythm & Brews, which closed in 2015. (Photo: Contributed)

The event is meant to offer a way for new visitors to enjoy the museum, which has been called the “premier private collection of rare guitars in the world.” But it’s also a way to test if Songbirds can sustain this kind of casual event in the future.

“There’s really not a better time to check out the museum,” said Paige Davidson, social media manager for Songbirds. “We know people like to go out and have a few drinks after the workweek. This is kind of a trial for us . If it works out, we’ll step it up for the next event.”

Davidson said if the event is successful, they will look into similar postwork events featuring wine and whiskey tastings, plus more live music.

Rising country star Amber Carrington will perform a 30- to 45-minute set during the event. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter was a semifinalist on the fourth season of NBC’s “The Voice.”

“This will be a unique way to experience the museum,” Davidson said. “You’re surrounded by music history, and for only $5 more than the regular museum admission price, you can enjoy yourself and relax.”

Click here for a list of upcoming concerts at the venue.

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