BLUES & BREWS — The seventh annual Blues & Brews, one of Northeast Ohio’s largest craft beer festivals, is set for Aug. 6 at downtown Akron’s Lock 3 Park. This year’s event has been expanded to more than 75 craft brewers and 200 styles of beer, including 30 breweries from Ohio. There also will be live blues music, a silent auction and food. Proceeds from the event, presented by Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. and Winking Lizard Tavern, will benefit Akron’s Guns and Hoses and the Ohio Craft Brewers Association. More information is available at www.bluesnbrews.org.