SING & DANCE ALONG!
The sounds of The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival are one our most important components, hence why we added "music" to the name of the event in 2011 (fun fact)! Below, you'll find a complete listing of currently booked bands on the 2021 event, from main stage to acoustic stage fun, there's something here for everyone!
Friday, June 4th - 8pm to 12am
Knuckle Puck exploded onto the scene with the release of their 2015 debut, “Copacetic.” The album became the highest selling debut Rise Records release of all time, an achievement the band still holds today. The band’s hard work and determination is poured into their songs and their appreciation for their accomplishments is evident. They have gained an impressive following through online buzz and constant touring, sharing the stage with acts such as Mayday Parade, The Maine, and The Wonder Years.
The Early November is an American rock band from New Jersey, United States. The group formed in 2001 and signed with Drive-Thru Records in 2002. As of 2018, they have released two EPs: For All of This and The Acoustic EP. They have released four full-length albums: The Room's Too Cold, triple album The Mother, the Mechanic, and the Path, In Currents, and Imbue. Their most recent album, Lilac, was released September 27, 2019. The band is currently signed to Rise Records..
Pronoun, is an American singer-songwriter and one-woman band based in Brooklyn, New York. Her music has been described by critics as indie/synth. and indie pop. Billboard named her as one of their breakout indie artists for 2019.
Saturday, June 5th - 12pm to 4p
The story of ska-rockin’ maestros Less Than Jake isn’t told in their sizable discography. It can’t be calculated by the amount of road miles they’ve logged. (But if we’re forced to calculate, we think they might be a block or two short of the Van Allen belts.) Nah! Less Than Jake’s cumulative worth is all about what they bring to your party. From sweaty club shows to uproarious festival dates to opening up for America’s most beloved rock acts, these five lifers’ deeds are best measured in the smiles they’ve slapped on the faces of true believers and new listeners, alike.
The Suicide Machines are an American punk rock band formed in March 1991 in Detroit, Michigan and disbanded in May 2006. Since 2009, the band has occasionally played reunion shows. During the course of their career the band released seven full-length albums on the labels Hollywood Records and Side One Dummy Records. Though they experienced several lineup changes over the years, founding members Jason Navarro and Dan Lukacinsky remained regular fixtures. The band's musical style initially blended elements of punk rock, ska, and hardcore into genres popularly known as ska punk and ska-core, which characterized their first two albums. During the middle of their career they shifted gears, moving away from this sound and producing two albums with a heavy pop rock influence. Their next two albums moved back towards their mid-1990s style, bringing back heavy ska punk and hardcore elements.
Despite being signed to a major record label for their first four albums, The Suicide Machines did not experience significant mainstream success. However, they did achieve a relatively high level of underground recognition through relentless touring, including multiple performances on the Warped Tour. This trend continued when the band moved to an independent label for their last four years, before their breakup brought an abrupt end to the band's career.
In 2019, the band entered Marc Jacob Hudson's Rancho Recordo, with producer Roger Lima of Less Than Jake to record a new full-length album, which was released March 27, 2020, via Fat Wreck Chords, their first album in 15 years.
Pennsylvania-bred rock band Concrete Castles took their name from one of the first songs they ever wrote together, a wildly cathartic anthem called “Thrill.” As frontwoman Audra Miller reveals, the song was inspired by the pure joy that she and her bandmates Matt Yost (guitar) and Sam Gilman (drums) have found in chasing their dreams with no backup plan. The trio possess a profound instinct for the intricacies of song construction, thanks in part to the many years they’ve spent playing in a cover band whose YouTube channel boasts over a million subscribers and a quarter billion views. The band learned that the more you cover and dissect pop and rock classics, the more you understand what about them works. They began writing their own original music and brought in writers/producers, John and Stephen Gomez (of TWIN XL) to help bring those songs to life. Concrete Castles ultimately shaped a dynamic sound that speaks to the eclectic nature of the band, whose members grew up on everything from country (Miller) to ’80s hair metal (Yost) to classic rock and emo (Gilman). Now the band is ready to show everyone what they've learned with the release of their highly anticipated debut album later this year.
Saturday, June 5th - 6pm to 10p
When you think of West Coast punk rock—Hell, when you think of punk rock in general—there aren’t many names more culturally resonant than Face To Face, the melodic-punk group formed by frontman Trever Keith 27 years ago. The band has weathered the shifting sands of punk rock and pop culture more times than anyone can count, and here they are, nearly three decades later, not only still going strong but finding new and exciting ways to keep their band and their fans invigorated.
There’s been an undeniable synchronicity to Forgivers from the beginning. If you believed in fate, you might even say it was meant to be. It all came about when Alex Rosamilia started talking to bassist Alex Levine about writing music together again, after the decade-plus they’d spent together in The Gaslight Anthem. When that band briefly broke its hiatus to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The ’59 Sound, the two Alexes realized how much they’d missed playing together, something Rosamilia told Ed Auletta, longtime guitar tech for My Chemical Romance and the owner of North End Recording, where Rosamilia had recorded his Dead Swords project a few years ago. The two were catching up at bar in Jersey City – back when you could still catch up at bars – when Ed suggested that Jed Winokur, who had fronted New Jersey punk band The Ratchets, would be an ideal frontman. Neither had seen him for a while, but minutes after his name was mentioned, Winokur happened to walk past the pair in the street, which
they all took as a fortuitous sign. Once told about the Alexes’ new project, Winokur was in. Rounding out the four-piece is drummer and recording engineer Trevor Reddell, who played in Let Me Run, D’Arcy and Dead Swords. It’s in Reddell’s garage – dubbed ‘Forgivers Lodge’ – that the four-piece eventually started a socially distant rehearsal once a week, carefully shaping the sound and aesthetic of the band.
Tie Goes To The Runner is a band from the outskirts of Atlantic City, NJ. Founded by guitarists, C.J. Blake and Keith Michel, TGTTR has been touring and playing shows from fully packed big stage venues to grimy basements filled with smelly tattooed punks all across the east coast since late 2012. In 2014, Tie Goes acquired Matt Scull as a lead guitarist. Matt has since become the resident bass player as of Summer, 2015. In Winter of 2015, D.J. Passarelli became the official drummer for the band and Nico Musitano became full time utility member in early 2018. Prior, Nico had been a touring member with TGTTR for nearly two years. These garden state natives are who you hear on the 2019 release, "TGTTR - A Self Titled Collection Of Songs By Tie Goes To The Runner", recorded by Nik Bruzzese, Dom Maggi, and Ace Enders at The Lumberyard. Also, check out "Entanglement" recorded at the Lumberyard by Nik Bruzzese and "An American Pastime" which was the band's first full length release recorded with Pat Noon at Eight Sixteen Studios. In early 2019, members Keith and C.J. set out for 6 months to hike 2200 miles from Georgia to Maine via the Appalachian Trail. Now that all members are back safely in society, you can expect to see TGTTR touring vigorously year round and soon coming to a city near you. .