"We've really topped it off this year adding a second day of craft beer tasting, a cigar bar and spirits tasting, live stage video monitors, and giving our VIPs a bunch of great benefits," says Sean Turner of Mammoth Brewing Company.
Mammoth Lakes, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2016
Celebrating its milestone of 21 years, the Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza in Mammoth Lakes, California is gearing up for its annual summer party with two days of craft beer tasting, two music stages, a new party zone for VIPs and its most diverse musical lineup yet, August 4th-7th, outdoors among the pines at Sam’s Wood Site with California’s Eastern High Sierra as the backdrop.
More than 20 bands will perform among two stages, the Bluesapalooza Main stage and the Minaret Acoustic stage. The Beyond Blues Thursday Night (5:45-9:30pm) kicks off with Michael Franti & Spearhead with special guest Zella Day. Friday Night Rock ‘N Blues (3:00pm-10:00pm) features headlining performances from Allen Stone, Beth Hart, Zac Harmon and The Stone Foxes. Saturday’s Bluesapalooza (11:30am-9:30pm) features Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Shemekiah Copeland, Doyle Bramhall II, Matt Schofield, Toronzo Cannon, and The Sheep Dogs. Festivalgoers can unwind, kick back and relax on Soulful Sunday (11:00am-5:30pm) with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Curtis Salgado, Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings, and the New Breed Brass Band.
“We’re 21 years old and ready to party,” says Sean Turner of Mammoth Brewing Company “We’ve really topped it off this year adding a second day of craft beer tasting, a cigar bar and spirits tasting, live stage video monitors, and giving our VIPs a bunch of great benefits. And, I can’t wait to hear this year’s incredible lineup, including Michael Franti kicking it all off. It just keeps getting better.”
And better this year is not one, but two days of beer tasting, both Saturday (12 pm-5:00pm) and Sunday (12pm-4:00pm), featuring over 100 of the top craft breweries in the country, such as Mammoth Brewing Company, Santa Cruz Mountain, Fireman’s Brew, Bear Republic, Anderson Valley, Stone, Green Flash, Firestone Walker, San Diego, Sierra Nevada, BarrelHouse and many more. The festival benefits the California Craft Brewers Association as well as many local nonprofit organizations. Along with the beer and blues, plenty of tasty food from some of Mammoth’s best restaurants will be served in the Blues Food Court satisfying the heartiest of appetites. And for those that prefer grapes over hops, returning winery J. Lohr will offer their signature wines.
Also new at this year’s festival are more benefits for VIP ticket holders, including a Thursday Night Eastern Sierra specialty beer tasting and vendor dinner; special VIP bar lines with complimentary drinks and distilled spirits tastings; a cigar bar; a Lair of the Bear lounge access with special amenities; VIP porta-potties, and more.
Advance tickets are on sale now and this year’s event is again expected to sell out. Tickets are available online at http://www.vallitix.com or http://www.MammothBluesBrewsFest.com or phone at 888-825-5484; and locally at the Mammoth Brewing Company Tasting Room. For festival updates and additional information, visit the event’s new responsive website, http://www.MammothBluesBrewsFest.com which features music videos; links to bands, breweries and ticketing; a photo gallery; email signup; live social media updates; FAQ section; an informative blog on festival happenings; and more. According to the event producers, this is the best place to obtain up-to-the-minute information about the festival. Or, contact the event hotline, 888-99-BREWS (992-7397).
The event venue, Sam’s Wood Site, is located on Minaret Road between Main Street and Meridian Boulevard. Mammoth Lakes is a mountain resort located near Yosemite National Park in the Eastern High Sierra off Highway 395, offering world-class golf courses, mountain biking, fishing, hiking, and resort facilities. For additional information about camping or local accommodations, call 800-GO MAMMOTH or visit http://www.visitmammoth.com or http://www.mammothbluesbrewsfest.com/lodging.
Twenty-one years ago, Mammoth Brewing Company owner Sam Walker started Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza in Mammoth Lakes, California, in the parking lot of Whiskey Creek Restaurant with just ten breweries and a handful of beer-lovers. From these humble beginnings as one of the first craft beer and blues festivals, the event today attracts thousands of attendees from all over the world and is recognized as one of the best festivals of its kind in the United States.