Beer geeks. Beer lovers. Beer beginners…Music geeks. Music lovers. Music beginners. All are welcome at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival!
Founded in 2006, the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival features “all of the beer you can (responsibly) handle, and your tasting cup.” The three-day event will take place Friday, March 23 – Sunday, March 25 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
The event promises nearly 200 breweries which will serve almost 1,000 different beers. According to ACBMF, the event is the “perfect opportunity for beer geeks, beer lovers and beer beginners to speak to the brains behind the brews. It is also an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special ‘limited release’ beers and ales rarely seen in our area!”
Keep in mind, the name of the festival also includes “music,” and the impressive band lined up will help the suds go down smoothly.
The legendary punk legends The Descendents headline on the night of Friday, March 23. Although original guitarist Frank Navetta passed away in 2008, the group has reunited with original drummer Bill Stevenson, vocalist Milo Aukerman, bassist Karl Alvarez and guitarist Stephen Egerton. It’s an exceedingly rare opportunity to catch the band. With the exception of their New York City show on October 26, the ACBMF gig is their only other scheduled performance in the area.
In addition, expect a ska-punk set by The Mighty Mighty BossToneS, Pepper, the Hawaiian trio formed in the lates 90s, as well as a slew of impressive opening bands.
The festival also takes safety seriously. They’ve teamed up with the Atlantic City Jitney Association to offer pick up and drop off packages so you won’t have to get behind the wheel.
And if you’d like a beer-inflected run, they’re offering the Hops Trot 5K on Saturday, March 24, at 10:30 a.m. Costumes are encouraged.
Expect a diverse amount of food offerings, a selection of vendors and exhibitors, and an estimated 20,000 others who will join you as you clink your glasses.
Tickets and all over information can be found at the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival website.