Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Because Beer Craft Beer Festival Announces Music Lineup

Headliners Terra Lightfoot & Yukon Blonde Make Summer Sweeter

(Hamilton, ON) Summer weekends go better with awesome craft beer — and great music only makes things better. It’s in that spirit that Because Beer, Hamilton’s premier craft beer festival, unveils the music stage lineup, appearing at scenic Pier 4 Park over the weekend of July 8-9, 2016.

Because Beer’s live music lineup has always been a hit with festival-goers, and organizers have expanded the slate of talent for Because Beer 2016, including stellar headliners Terra Lightfoot and Yukon Blonde.

On Friday, July 8, Because Beer’s music stage includes singer-songwriter Thompson Wilson (Harlan Pepper), smouldering blues singer Laura Cole, tuneful indie rockers Grey Lands and electrifying roots rocker Terra Lightfoot.

On Saturday, July 9Because Beer’s music stage will host accomplished songwriter Ben Somer, Juno-winning bluesman Steve Strongman, sensational retro cover band Born in the Eighties and hook-heavy pop rockers Yukon Blonde.

Because Beer will take place on Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Pier 4 Park in Hamilton, Ontario. Festival gates will be open on Friday from 3pm-11pm and Saturdayfrom 2pm-11pm.

Because Beer advance tickets are available now through The Ship (23 Augusta St., Hamilton), Dr. Disc (20 Wilson St., Hamilton), Collective Arts Brewery (207 Burlington St. E., Hamilton), Shed Brewing Co. (65 Hatt St., Dundas) and Serve Ping Pong Bar & Lounge (115 Main St. E., Hamilton) as well as online through Ticketfly for $29.99 single-day ticket and $49.99 weekend pass (plus applicable service charges). VIP add-ons for tours/tastings at Collective Arts BreweryShed Brewing Co. and West Avenue Estate Cidery can also be purchased online.

On the weekend of Because Beer, tickets may be purchased at the festival gate for $39.99 single-day ticket, $59.99 weekend pass. Regular admission single-day price includes one Because Beer tasting mug and three sampling tokens. Weekend passes include tasting mug and six sampling tokens. Additional sampling tokens may be purchased onsite.  (Event-day designated driver tickets are $10 single-day or $20 weekend pass. Designated Driver passes omit tasting mug and sampling tokens and do not permit alcohol consumption).

To purchase Because Beer tickets, weekend passes and VIP packages, visit becausebeer.ca/tickets.

Because Beer is a licensed 19+ event with the exception of children under three who are in a stroller or otherwise carried by an adult. Valid photo identification must be presented to enter the festival area. In accordance with City of Hamilton By-Law No. 11-080, no smoking will be permitted within the festival grounds. Please drink responsibly and don’t drink and drive.

Because Beer is a Sonic Unyon production.

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