Third BBQ & Beer Festival Features Billy Currington and Locash Annual Festival to Showcase World Class Country Music, Refreshing Craft Beers and Delicious BBQ on May 11 and 12

by | Mar 29, 2018 | Community

 Celebrate country music, the most refreshing craft beers, and mouthwatering BBQ in the state at the BBQ & Beer Festival, SoCal’s annual end-of-spring celebration in Santa Clarita on Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12. This two-day event features performances from country music stars Billy Currington and LOCASH, alongside the state’s very best in BBQ and beer.
Friday evening at the BBQ & Beer Festival is a celebration of world-class country music. Billy Currington is a 20-time top 40 hitmaker and Georgia-born superstar who has shared the stage with country music greats like Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw, and enjoyed several weeks at the top of the country charts with his single “Do I Make You Wanna” last summer. Country music duo LOCASH is made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, and whose fusion of modern country and classic heartland rock has enjoyed multiple gold certifications, eight charting singles and award show recognition from the ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and the CMA Awards. After select dates with Tim McGraw and Faith Hill on the SOUL 2 SOUL Tour, they are on the road in 2018 with country music heavyweight Billy Currington.
Don’t forget the brews: with a multitude of microbreweries pouring over 50 different handcrafted beers and ciders on tap, beer enthusiasts are invited to discover new favorites and to enjoy established and well-loved choices. Participating breweries include some favorites such as Pocock Brewing Co., Elysian Brewing Co., Island Brewing Company, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Goose Island Beer Co., The Bloody Cure, Golden Road Brewing, Guinness, Shock Top, Stella Artois, Oggi’s, Breckenridge Brewery, Bravery Brewing, Lincoln Beer Company and more. VIP ticketholders will receive an exclusive souvenir tasting cup for sampling with entry. (Note: while beer will available for purchase for all eligible Friday night attendees, the beer tasting is restricted to VIP ticketholders. Guests must be at least 21 years of age with valid I.D. to participate in Friday night’s VIP beer sampling.)
Saturday at the BBQ & Beer Festival is a family friendly BBQ extravaganza, designed with chowing down on the best hot, delicious BBQ and BBQ sauces from around the state in mind – and, of course, refreshing craft beer pairings for interested adults. A perfect family outing, Saturday’s event will feature live entertainment from ACDC tribute band Noise Pollution and Michael Jackson tribute band Foreverland, as well as a fun Kid Zone to keep everyone in the family entertained to their hearts content. Saturday’s food & BBQ participants include Taste of Soul on Wheels, It’s in the Sauce, Nava Sausage, Bizuri Ice Cream, Kernel Spuds, Our Place BBQ & Soul Food, Black Sugar Rib Co., Smokehouse BBQ, Busy Bee Café, and Chef TLC’s Sidewalk Café among others to be announced. (Note: there is no craft beer sampling on Saturday.)
Tickets are available for purchase online now. Tickets will also be sold at the door. General admission tickets are $30 on Friday (includes admission and access to concert) and $10 on Saturday (includes entry and live entertainment). VIP Sampling tickets are $75 (includes tasting access and access to concert). Individuals must be 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to participate in the VIP sampling on Friday and to consume alcohol for the duration of the festival. Kids 12 and under get in for free on Saturday.
For more information, please visit www.BBQandBeerFestival.com.

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