West Seattle Beer & Music Festival to return to Alki Masonic Center this August for its sophomore year.
Celebrate microbrews and music in West Seattle
After a successful inaugural year, West Seattle Beer & Music Festival is excited to announce its return to the Alki Masonic Center this August 23rd and 24th. The two-day festival celebrates microbrews and music from the Northwest and beyond.
Sponsored by Beer Star, West Seattle Beer and Music Festival creates an outdoor, summer party vibe, ideal for fostering connections amongst the community. Patrons can taste beers from over 20 local and national breweries while grooving to a mix of funk and soul musical acts. It was started by West Seattle beer and food entrepreneur Joe Jeannot, who felt there was a need for this type of event.
“I’ve always wanted to throw a beer festival. West Seattle doesn’t have a lot of festivals so I thought this was the perfect neighborhood to launch” says Jeannot. “I just love bringing people together, I’ve been doing it my whole life.”
New this year is a Run4Food .5k race benefiting West Seattle Food Bank, the festival’s charity partner. The costumed .5k race takes place at 2:45PM on Saturday, August 24th, just before General Admission gates open at 3PM. Individuals can purchase tickets for $40, groups of six for $230. $10 of every individual ticket and $50 of every group ticket goes to West Seattle Food Bank. Admission includes entry to the Saturday session of the festival, tasting tokens and a glass. Awards for top qualifiers and best team costume will be given by race sponsor, Project 968.
As a city, Seattle knows its beer. According to Forbes magazine, Seattle has the 9th-most breweries per capita of all US cities, and the third-most microbreweries overall. The Festival’s carefully-curated selection of beers aims to keep even Seattleites with the most experienced palettes satisfied. The selection will be wide-ranging, with a focus on specialty batches.
“I love specialty beers that start a conversation and make you check the nose, look and taste the beer,” says Jeannot. “I tried to assemble those at the festival.”
The music stage is headlined by New York based teacher-turned-rapper Mega Ran, whom Noisey once called ‘your new favorite rapper’. Last year’s crowd favorite Marmalade headlines the music stage Friday night. For those that don’t want the party to end, there are nightly after parties DJ’d by DJ Indica Jones – beloved amongst Seattle’s hip, underground dance scene. Dogs are also welcome in the Festival on Saturday the 24th from 1-5 PM.
Until August 11th, Single-day tickets are $25 for Friday, $30 for Saturday and $65 for VIP. Ticket prices go up on August 12th. The best deal is two-day VIP, which includes admission to the festival both days with early admission Saturday for an exclusive tasting event, entry to the nightly #NotDoneYetAfterParty, and an exclusive tasting glass with 20 taste tokens to use throughout the weekend. Tickets available online from Stranger Tickets. A portion of each ticket sale goes to West Seattle Food Bank.
About West Seattle Beer & Music Festival
West Seattle Beer and Music Festival is a two-day celebration of microbrews and music, taking place on August 23rd-24th 2019 at the Alki Masonic Center. Over 20 microbreweries from Washington and beyond will be present, with a wide-ranging variety of specialty brews. The musical lineup is an eclectic mix of funk and soul acts, with Marmalade headlining Friday and Mega Ran headlining Saturday. Tickets go on sale May 9th at 10 AM from Stranger Tickets. Discounted tickets are available from select vendors, and the full list of vendors is available online. A portion of each ticket sale goes to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank.
For more information visit https://westseattlebeerfest.com/
West Seattle Beer & Music Festival
Alki Masonic Center
4736 40th Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98116
August 23rd & August 24th