We are #hellbentonbeerfest

What a strange trip 2020 has been! Life for all of us has been on hold. Every day, wishing we could share a beer with friends and family. We are working towards just that. If we are sure of one thing, we are certain that we are hell-bent on the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival's return. #hellbentonbeerfest


In February, Good Time Tricycle Productions, creators of the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival and The Atlantic City Convention Center, made the hard decision to postpone the 2020 April festival to August. After it was clear, a summer event wasn't going to happen. We assumed all would be well by 2021 what we wouldn't give for a crystal ball. 


After much deliberation with all of the challenges surrounding Covid in early spring, we had decided that the April dates in an indoor venue pose more challenges than solutions. As event producers, we knew that there had to be away to ensure a safe and fun festival environment without sacrificing what people have grown to love about the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival for 

over the 16years. For 2021, Good Time Tricycle has worked closely with Mayor Marty Small, The City of Atlantic City, Meet AC, Spectra and the CRDA to bring festival-goers an outdoor alternative to the Convention Center. The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will be held Friday, June 4th, and Saturday, June 5th outdoors on the sprawling 142 acres of Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The move to Bader Field will allow the festival producer to host the Festival in the open air while creating a level of social distancing to support celebrating some of the country’s most savory brews. While the Festival's focus is craft beer and celebrations, festival producers will put processes in place to limit unnecessary contact while creating the fun festival environment so may have become accustomed to over the years.  

The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival's goal is to promote and educate attendees on craft beer and the brewmasters 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 discovery, deeper passions, and more memories! In 2021 festival-goers will have yet another fantastic crafted beer adventure featuring over 600 beers provided by 150 brewers from around the globe. Like previous years, the Festival’s flavor profile has a little something for everyone from the novice to the extreme beer geek and everyone in between.


A proper craft beer celebration would not be complete without a stellar soundtrack. Due to issues around touring and Covid in 2020, the original acts could not commit to the 2021 dates. Good Time Tricycle and Near Dark Entertainment are working with various agents to secure acts for the 2021 festivities and will be announcing a complete festival musical line up Monday, March 22nd.


If beer and music aren’t enough, the Festival will also feature world-famous cuisine from staple Atlantic County restaurants, culinary demonstrations, educational seminars, sideshow acts, and some "off the wall" activities. You’re invited to enjoy a free play arcade, hot wing eating contests, larger-than-life corn hole, Silent Disco, hatchet throwing, keg tossing, and so much more! Besides, non-brewery vendors will offer unique beer-related apparel and goods that are sure to please long after the Festival ends.

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from Coronavirus. Attendees should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. People who show no symptoms can spread Coronavirus if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to Coronavirus. By attending the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance.

A reminder: You must at least 21 to attend.

This festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsor partners.