The popular Blues & Brews festival in Akron is changing venues this summer. The event -- the seventh annual and one of the largest beer festivals in Northeast Ohio -- is moving from the picturesque Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens to the urban park Lock 3 in downtown Akron. More than 65 breweries are expected to participate and there will be more than 150 individual beers available this year. Stan Hywet had previously decided that it didn't want to be affiliated with a beer festival anymore, and Blues & Brews organizers had been looking around for a new site. The city of Akron announced the location in a news release Tuesday as part of a lengthy list of Lock 3 events this year. The festival will be Aug. 6 from 2 to 6 p.m., with a special Brewers' Circle from noon to 2 p.m. Details about the cost weren't immediately released. The event is sponsored by Akron's Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. and the food is sponsored by the Winking Lizard.