Burning Foot Beer Festival will feature 80 breweries, national and regional bands—including Everclear as headliner, local food vendors & more

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Get ready to raise your glasses, Muskegon: the fifth annual Burning Foot Beer Festival is coming to Pere Marquette Beach on Aug. 24and the event that draws thousands of brew lovers will be even bigger and better this year, organizers said.

“We’re really upping our game this year,” Burning Foot Beer Festival Chairman Allen Serio said in a press release.

The festival will feature 80 breweries from throughout the Great Lakes region, six food vendors, local and national musical actsincluding the headliner, Everclearan art tent, and more, the Lakeshore Brewers Guild announced today.

Breweries from Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana will be featured at the event, including Muskegon’s own Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, Rake Beer Project, and Unruly Brewing Company. The entire list of breweries is at the end of this article.

On the music front, the festival will have two stages: a main stage and a waterfront stage for acoustic acts. Everclear, known for such ’90s hits as “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine,” will headline the event, and the lineup also includes high-energy country performer Matt Williams and nineties alternative band Sponge. Regional bands slated to perform include: Tropidelic, Melophobix, Van Mason, Tequila Mockingbird, and Upcoast Kin.

Food vendors will include Hamburger Mikey, Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shop, Rad Dads’ Tacos & Tequila, and Bone Ends BBQ. The festival too will feature a “Hop Up” art tent with brewery inspired art by local and regional artists. Attendees can once again expect the flaming “Hop Tower” installation, phone charging stations, and more.

It will be an event to remember, Serio said.

“Once you see that sunset over Lake Michigan on an August night while you’re drinking good beer and listening to great music—you can’t beat it,” he said in the press release.

Festival goers don’t need to worry about getting home after the festival, either—with the purchase of camping tickets, they can camp on sites right next to the festival grounds.

“You get down there, you spend the whole day at the beach, you enjoy this great festival, and then you can sleep right next door and wake up and hear the waves 20 feet away, crashing on the shore,” Serio said.

Tickets for the festival will first be available at a ticket release party hosted at the downtown Muskegon beach volleyball courts, located behind the Western Market chalets, on Saturday, June 8 from 12-4 p.m. The party will feature draft beer and music, and all tickets will be on sale without a processing fee before they are released online. General admission tickets will also be available at a discounted rate of $45.

Online ticket sales will open at 5 p.m. on June 8, with general admission tickets priced at $50, “Sandbox” VIP tickets at $125, and designated driver tickets at $20. Festival goers interested in camping can purchase tent tickets at $50 per tent and RV camping tickets are $100 per site. Shuttle tickets are $10 each.

Participating breweries include:


  • Arclight

  • Arbor Brewing Company

  • Ascension Brewing

  • Atwater Brewery

  • Barrel & Beam

  • Batch Brewing Company

  • Beards Brewery

  • Bell’s Brewery

  • Big Hart Brewing Co

  • Big Lake Brewery

  • Boatyard Brewing Co

  • Brew Detroit

  • Brewery 4 Two 4

  • Brewery Vivant

  • Brooks Brewing

  • Cedar Springs Brewing Company

  • Cellar Brewing Co

  • Cheboygan Brewing Company

  • City Built Brewing Company

  • Clam Lake Beer Co

  • Cranker’s Brewery

  • Creston Brewery

  • Distant Whistle

  • Drafting Table Brewing Company

  • Dragonmead Microbrewery

  • Draught Horse Brewery

  • Eastern Market Brewing Co.

  • ELK Brewing

  • Fetch Brewing Co

  • Final Gravity Brewing Co

  • Founders Brewing

  • Grand Armory Brewing

  • Griffin Claw Brewing Company

  • Harbor Light Brewery

  • Haymarket Beer Company

  • Lansing Brewing Company

  • Ludington Bay

  • Midland Brewing Company

  • New Holland Brewing Co.

  • Newaygo Brewing Co

  • North Channel Brewing

  • North Pier Brewing Company

  • Odd Side Ales

  • Old Nation Brewing Company

  • One Well Brewing

  • OpenRoad Brewery

  • Our Brewing

  • Perrin Brewing

  • Petoskey Brewing

  • Pigeon Hill Brewing Company

  • Pike 51

  • Railtown Brewing Company

  • Rake Beer Project

  • Right Brain Brewing Co.

  • River’s Edge Brewing Co.

  • Rochester Mills Beer Co.

  • Saugatuck Brewing Co

  • Schmohz Brewing

  • Short’s Brewing Company

  • Silver Harbor

  • Sister Lakes Brewing Company

  • Speciation Artisan Ales

  • St Ambrose Cellars

  • Starving Artist Brewing Co

  • Stormcloud Brewing Company

  • Tantrick Brewing Co

  • Tapistry Brewing Company

  • Territorial Brewing Co.

  • The Mitten Brewing Company

  • Thornapple Brewing Company

  • Three Blondes Brewing

  • Trail Point Brewing

  • Unruly Brewing Company

  • Vander Mill Cider

  • Watermark Brewing

  • Waypost Brewing Co.

  • White Flame Brewing Co


  • Central State Brewing


  • Revolution Brewing Co.


  • Sprecher Brewery

One thought on “Burning Foot Beer Festival will feature 80 breweries, national and regional bands—including Everclear as headliner, local food vendors & more

  • May 19, 2019 at 5:15 am

    seriously? not even one decent beverage being served? and you’re thinking it’s reasonable to charge that much? man I’ve walked these beaches my entire life, I know exactly where to be to not pay a thing and hear all the music while enjoying a much cheaper, and MUCH tastier drink … so forget that noise … kudos muskegon administration … good job on crapping on yet another thing.


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