Beer, food, friends and music is on tap for the 15th Annual Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival presented by the Wild Wild West at Bally’s!
Touted as one of the country’s most entertaining beer festivals, The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival has something for beer lovers of all shapes and sizes. It’s estimated that since the festivals inception in 2006, over 37,000,000 ounces of tasty craft beer has been poured and celebrated. This highly attended festival is unlike any other beer experience on the planet and should not be missed!
The Good Time Tricycle Productions team works year-round to compile some of the top names in the craft beer industry, gathering them all under one roof for a weekend filled with beer, music and fun! Beer enthusiasts will have the chance to compare classics side by side and sample new releases from some of the planet’s favorite brew masters. This celebration of the suds has involved in to one of the most anticipated beer events on the East Coast and often is referred to as “Christmas” for beer lovers.
The goal of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is to promote and educate attendees on craft beer and the brew masters that create them. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer geeks, beer lovers and beer beginners to speak to the brains behind the brews. It paves the way for new discovery, deeper passions and more memories! In 2020 festival goers will have yet another amazing crafted beer adventure featuring over 600 beers provided by 150 brewers from around the globe. Like previous years, the festival’s flavor profile has a little something for everyone from the novice to the extreme beer geek and everyone in between.
A proper craft beer celebration wouldn’t be complete without a stellar soundtrack. The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is excited to announce the lineup for 2020: Session one, Friday Aug 7 from 8pm to 12am featuring New Found Glory. Session two, Saturday Aug 8 from 12pm to 4pm featuring Goldfinger. Session three, Saturday Aug 8 from 6pm to 10pm featuring Against Me. We’re excited that these artists have chosen to spend time in our seaside city to help thousands of beer lovers celebrate the art and craft that is BEER!
If beer and music isn’t enough, the festival will also feature world-famous cuisine from staple Atlantic County restaurants, culinary demonstrations, educational seminars, side show acts and some “off the wall” activities. You’re invited to enjoy a free play arcade, hot wing eating contests, larger-than-life corn hole, Silent Disco, hatchet throwing, keg tossing and so much more! In addition, non-brewery vendors will offer unique beer-related apparel and goods that are sure to please long after the festival ends.
In 2016, The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival and DelMo Sports launched the first annual Hops Trot 5K.The fun run was a huge success seeing almost 900 festive runners in its 5th year! This year’s Hops Trot will take place Saturday, Aug 8th at 10:30 AM in conjunction with Session 2 of the Festival. This fun run will send racers around town to some of Atlantic City’s favorite watering holes, ending at the Convention Center just in time for Session 2 of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. Costumes are encouraged!
As the growth of our 15th year seems to have over flowed the brim of activity, we’ve let it spill out beyond the sessions’ limits. One weekend just cannot quench the thirst for discovering better beer. We are excited to be able to continue Atlantic City Beer Week: a series of beer and beverage related programs hosted by local establishments to celebrate the craft. Atlantic City establishments will offer programs daily throughout the city, leading up to, and following the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. The diverse lineup will include, but not be limited to, tap takeovers, food pairings, charitable events, educational programs, “A Break from the Beer” distillery experience and so much more! Stay tuned for updates on where to find the hot spots March 25th – 31stand make sure to plan for an extended vacation.
Tickets for the 2020 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival are on-sale and attendees can choose from 3 Sessions:
Session 1 featuring New Found Glory – Friday, Aug 7 from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Session 2 featuring Goldfinger – Saturday, Aug 8th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 3 featuring Against Me! – Saturday, Aug 8th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
General Admission tickets are $60 in advance and can be purchased online at www.acbeerfest.com or www.ticketmaster.com (fees apply). Tickets are also available at Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor Outlets on Fire Road in Northfield or Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township. For group sales, see www.acbeerfest.com/tickets (no group discounts are available through Ticketmaster). The Festival also offers a “Designated Driver” ticket for $20 online, or $25 at the door, to further encourage attendee responsibility. Although Designated Driver tickets are unlimited, keep in mind that the Festival has sold out for the last nine years, so don’t wait to get tickets.
The 2020 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will offer special hotel rates to festival attendees. Go to www.acbeerfest.com and click the Information link at the top of the page for hotel options.
All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. Please know your limits and book your hotel rooms now. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the show. Valid photo identification must be presented.
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