At the height of the craft beer industry rise, The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival stands unwavering as not only the first, but the epitome of East Coast craft beverage extravaganzas. The history of unprecedented character, broad participation and unrivaled entertainment has earned The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival a consistent spot in the top three Best Beer Festivals in the country, voted by USA Today readers. Fan favorites and new surprises will once again fill the Atlantic City Convention Center in hoppy vibes March 29th through March 30th.
The Good Time Tricycle Productions team works year-round to compile some of the top names in the craft beer industry to gather under one roof for the long-anticipated weekend. Beer enthusiasts will have the chance to compare classics side by side and sample new releases among brewmasters and other festival fanatics. Having grown to include major musical artists featured at each session, The 2019 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival presented by The Wild Wild West at Bally’s is excited to welcome The Used, SOJA and The Wonder Years to our headlining stage. Prepare to raise a glass and party rock!
Festival goers in 2019 will see nearly 600 different beers from over 150 breweries. Participating breweries from down the street to across the country will showcase their unique libations and various styles. 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! 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, buzzed yoga, larger-than-life corn hole, Silent Disco, hatchet throwing, keg tossing and so much more, all in one place! In addition, non-brewery vendors will offer unique beer-related apparel and goods, that are sure to please long after the session ends.
The massive, official after-party will kick-off following Session 3 inside the Wild Wild West Casino at Bally’s! 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 3rd year! This year’s Hops Trot, presented by 26.2 Brew, will take place Saturday, March 30th 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 14th year seems to have overflowed the brim of activity, we’ve let it spill out beyond the sessions’ limits. One weekend just cannot quench the thirst for better beer. Introducing the First Annual 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 around 2-4 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-31st and make sure to plan for an extended vacation.
Tickets for the 2019 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival are on-sale and attendees can choose from 3 Sessions:
Session 1 featuring The Used Friday, March 29th from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Session 2 featuring SOJA Saturday, March 30th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 3 featuring The Wonder Years Saturday, March 30th 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 2019 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.