Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, March 31-April 1 Posted: February 28, 2017

The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center for its 12th installment on March 31-April 1! This year’s “Celebration of the Suds” will debut some exciting new elements to round out this constantly evolving event. Beer enthusiasts, music aficionados and avid runners alike will be brought together to indulge in all of the things they crave during the 2017 Festival!
New to the roster in 2016 is the 1st Annual Hops Trot taking place on Saturday, April 1st, at 10:00 AM and is open to anyone attending Session 2 only. This 5K Run will send racers around town to some of Atlantic City’s favorite watering holes, including Steel Pier, Margaritaville, Chickie’s & Pete’s Harry’s Oyster Bar & a satellite bar from Ducktown Tavern at Kennedy Plaza! The Finish Line will be at the Convention Center just in time for Session 2 of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. Costumes are encouraged!
Attendees in 2017 will see over 1,000 different beers from 150 breweries, from around the corner to across the country who will showcase their unique libations. The goal of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is to promote and educate attendees on craft beers 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 is also an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers and ales.
In addition to the endless selection of beer and the superior music acts, the 2017 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will also feature culinary demonstrations by local chefs; educational seminars and some “off the wall” activities, including toilet bowl races, hot wing eating contests, field goal kick contests and much more. Additional festival vendors will offer great food and unique beer-related apparel and goods, sure to appeal to everyone.
Attendees can choose from 3 Sessions:

Session 1 Friday, March 31st from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Session 2 Saturday, April 1st from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 3 Saturday, April 1st from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets are $55 in advance (fees apply) online  or through Ticketmaster and $60 at the door (if available) or $55 at Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor Outlets on Fire Road in Northfield or the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township. For group sales call 609.348.7023 (no group discounts available online). Keep in mind the Festival has sold out for the last six years, so don’t wait to get tickets. The Festival offers a “Designated Driver” ticket price of $20, available at the door, to further encourage attendee responsibility.
2016 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will offer special hotel rates to festival attendees. Go to acbeerfest 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.