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The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival
April 13 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 3:00 am$75
The iconic Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival makes its return to the Atlantic City Convention Center, where it all began. Join thousands of friends, family and other beer lovers as we celebrate 18 years of unparalleled craft beer and musical exploration Friday, April 12th, and Saturday, April 13th. Plan on immersing yourself in the ultimate celebration of craft beer, sensational beats, and delicious foods in one of the world’s most famous seaside cities!
This April, festivalgoers will be treated to a mind-blowing lineup of 400+ beers from 100+ of the planet’s best breweries. From local legends to far-flung favorites, these brewers will unleash their diverse portfolios of styles. The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival is a ticket inviting enthusiasts of all levels to connect with the masterminds behind the brews. It’s not just an event; it’s a portal to craft beer discovery, igniting deeper passions, and creating memories that will resonate long after the last sip. Get ready for an epic journey into the heart of East Coast beer culture!
In 2012 the festival transformed into more than a beer celebration by adding an epic soundtrack. 12 years later we have no signs of slowing down. Get ready to amplify your #acbeerfest journey with the ultimate soundscapes at this year’s festival!
On Friday, April 12th, from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am, dive into an electrifying evening with the “#1 Hottest New Band,” Hot Mulligan. Feel the pulse of the newest waves of pop-punk and emo as they set the stage ablaze.
Kicking off Saturday, April 13th, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, the festival favorite Saves the Day takes the spotlight. These pioneers of the pop-punk scene, who first rocked the stage in 2014, have been a relentless force since the late 90s, promising an unforgettable performance.
And as the weekend crescendos on Saturday, April 13th, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, brace yourselves for the grand finale with Goldfinger. A driving force in the emergence of ska in the 90s, Goldfinger will bring the house down, leaving you with a sonic high that lingers long after the last note.
If beer and music wasn’t already enough, brace yourselves for a shenanigan overload at the festival with an array of additional awesomeness! Beyond the mainstage beats and craft brews, prepare to expand your taste buds with local grub, take part in culinary demonstrations, and be entertained by jaw-dropping side stage.
But hold onto your beer tiny beer mugs because we’re all about cranking the fun meter to the max with some serious “off the wall” activities. Dive into the world of nostalgia with a free-play arcade, test your taste buds in a hot wing eating contest, and lose yourself in the beats at the Silent Disco. And that’s just the tip of the shenanigan iceberg – there’s a whole lineup of unexpected antics waiting for you!
But wait, there’s more! Over 50 unique vendors will be on-site, showcasing their awesome products, so you can take a piece of the festival magic home with you. Get ready for an immersive experience where beer, music, and shenanigans collide to create memories that will be the envy of all who missed out!
Get ready to lace up your running shoes and hop into the most brewtastic 5K experience around – the Hops Trot 5K! This year’s Hops Trot is gearing up to be the highlight of your festival weekend, happening on Saturday, April 13th, at 10:30 am. Picture this: a fun run that takes you on a hoppy journey around town, hitting up some of Atlantic City’s favorite watering holes, all culminating in a triumphant finish at the Convention Center just in time for Session 2 of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Featuring Saves the Day. It’s not just a run; it’s a sudsy adventure! And here’s the kicker – costumes are not just welcomed, they’re highly encouraged!
Attendees can choose from 3 Sessions:
- Session 1 featuring Hot Mulligan Friday, April 12th from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
- Session 2 featuring Saves the Day Saturday, April 13th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Session 3 featuring Goldfinger Saturday, April 13th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
From single session and to VIP packages or Jitney transportation for you and all your friends, you can choose your own adventure at www.acbeerfest.com.
The Jitney Package is a great way to ensure safe traveling and ultimate fun. The package includes transportation for you and 12 friends to and from the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival from up to 50 miles away.
General Admission tickets are on sale now! Starting at $75 until February 20th, tickets then increase to $85 fro(plus taxes and fees). Tickets can be purchased online at acbeerfest.com or ticketmaster.com. Tickets without Ticketmaster fees can be purchased at the box office at Boardwalk Hall or by attending one of several brewery ticketing events.
Designated Driver tickets will be available for $30 at the door. While DD tickets are unlimited, keep in mind that the festival does sell out, so get your tickets as soon as possible. Must be 21+ and be purchased with a regular ticket holder.
Still looking for that outdoor AC Beer Fest experience? Have no fear the festival returns to Bader Field Saturday July 13th for what’s being dubbed the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Summer Sessions