AC Beer and Music Festival takes over the city | Local News

Ready to drink, listen to live music and have fun, herds of thousands marched through Bader Field to where the festival tents, giant stage and gears stood.

Hosted by Good Time Tricycle Productions, the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival was held outside Bader Field for the second year in a row. It’s become a must-attend event for the city, with at least 27,000 people from around the country expected to flock to the city for beers and bands during the Saturday and Sunday sessions.

“I’ve been coming to the beer festival every year since I was 21,” said Jason Rello, 30, an Atlantic City resident. “It’s a fun time, and it brings people together with beer, music and just having fun.”

The beer and music festival aims to let people enjoy beers from hundreds of breweries, including local breweries, which Rello was particularly keen to do as he enjoys trying locally brewed Indian lagers and lagers.

“The festival is held on such a grand scale that no one else can compete with it,” Rello said as he watched a band perform.

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Andrew Borrata, from Delaware, said this was his third time in Atlantic City for the festival.

“The opportunity to try new beers and hear new bands is great,” Borrata said as he waited in the fast-paced four-lane queue to enter the festival.

Borrata said he was lucky with the sunny weather on Saturday as the event was held outdoors for the second straight year. Some of his friends preferred the indoor convention venues where the festival used to take place because they didn’t have to worry about the weather, but Borrata said he would enjoy the Oktoberfest no matter where it is. stood.

Millie and Moses Espinal of Belliville were first-time participants.

“The fellowship brings everyone together,” said Moïse Espinal, who was present with 17 friends. “It brings people to the city and different people who love beer together.”

The beer festival is sponsored by Ocean Casino Resort, Golden Nugget Casino, 103.7 WMGM Rocks and several others. Along with beers and booze, the event featured a variety of vendors, food, games, cooking seminars, mixology demonstrations, and headlining bands, like Alkaline Trio and Thrice, who played during the Saturday session.

Ax throwing from Primitive Axe, a keg throwing contest from The Yard at Bally’s and stand-up comedy by artists from the Atlantic City Comedy Club were also on the program at the event.

There was even a Hops Trot 5k organized by CK Running and A Good Time Tricycle Productions before the festival which started at 10.30am. Participants could walk or run 3.1 miles along the boardwalk with eight places to grab a drink before stopping at Champ Bader.

For festival-goers who needed a pit stop, there were Adirondack chairs, hammocks and daybeds for lounging in a lush green field.

Whether lounging, drinking or listening to music, seemingly everyone could be seen reveling in all that the annual festival had to offer.

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