5 drink tickets with GA entrance. Additional pour tickets will be available for purchase on site. 100% of net alcohol proceeds benefit Bay Area Recycling for Charities (BARC). All pours will require one, two, or three tickets. All drinks are subject to change and some brands and styles may run out before others (your ticket does not guarantee that you will taste any certain product on the list). Please don’t buy more drink tickets than you can use! Microbrew & Music Festival nor BARC are responsible for drink ticket refunds. Last call is at 9:30 p.m., taps shut off at 9:45 p.m., and curfew is at 10:00 p.m. Please be aware that beverage pourers are allowed to dispense a single serving into 8 oz. tasters ONLY. They will be allowed to pour a double serving into your custom festival pint glass. No outside glass allowed.
Saturday, February 11, 2016
3:00pm: Early Bird/Brew Guru gates open
4:00pm: GA gates open
9:30: Last call
9:45pm: Taps off
Sara Hardy Farmer’s Market Parking Lots B & T at Grandview Parkway and Union Street
Traverse City, MI
Safety is our biggest concern. Please consume alcohol responsibly. Plan ahead to have safe rides – car, bike, and foot! – to and from the Festival. Drinking and driving will NOT be tolerated by us nor by the local police enforcement. Please keep yourself and others safe.
Local Cab/Transportation Services
BATA (Bay Area Transportation Authority): (231) 933-5534
Cherry Capital Cab: (231) 941-8294 (941-TAXI)
Chippewa Cab: (231) 946-4688
Knight Cab: (231) 218-5062
Twin Peninsulas Shuttle: (231) 649-0585
Enjoy food from some of our favorite local vendors & trucks. Please come prepared with credit card AND cash!
To purchase tickets, please visit the Ticket Page HERE.
Your wristband is your ticket. It is very helpful and will result in a swifter-moving line if you place it on your wrist before entering the festival. Do this carefully! Please do not remove the “glass” tab. The tab on your wristband will be taken off when you receive your tasting glass at entry.
Wristbands are now available for pick up at the MyNorth Tickets office located at 125 Park St, Traverse City, MI 49684. They are open M-F, 9am-5pm. If you are not able to pick them up before the festival, they will be available at will call, located at the main gate, the day of the festival.
The Microbrew & Music Festival will accept credit cards and cash at the door for ticket purchases, if tickets are not sold out in advance. We will also accept credit cards at the merchandise area. Please be prepared to pay with cash for drink tokens and food (some food vendors may take credit cards).
In addition to microbrew samples, festival attendees will have access to a full lineup of national musical talent, food and beverage vendors, merchandise, festival activities and special events. For this reason, discounted tickets are not available for designated drivers or non-drinkers. Thank you for your understanding.
Early Bird Wristband
Saturday Entrance: 3:00pm
One-on-one time with brewers, a chance to taste rare brews, a custom tasting glass, 5 drink tokens, music, and all other festival amenities. Food is sold separately. Additional drink tokens will be available for purchase on-site.
General Admission Wristband
Saturday Entrance: 4:00pm
Custom tasting glass, 5 drink tokens, music, and all other festival amenities. Food is sold separately. Additional drink tokens will be available for purchase on-site.
All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges. Microbrew & Music Festival nor Tent Venue are responsible for lost, stolen, or forgotten tickets or wristbands.
If you have a ticket purchasing issue, please contact MyNorth Tickets at (800)836-0717.
Drink tokens will be in each glass. Additional tokens will be available for purchase at the event. 8oz. pours will require one, two, or three tokens. All drinks are subject to change and some brands and styles may run out before others (your ticket does not guarantee that you will taste any certain product on the list). Please don’t buy more drink tokens than you can use! Microbrew & Music Festival is not responsible for drink token refunds. Last call is at 9:30 p.m., taps shut off at 9:45 p.m., and curfew is at 10:00 p.m.
Please be aware that beverage pourers are allowed to dispense a single serving into your tasting glass or cup ONLY.
100% of net proceeds from alcohol sales will benefit local non-profits. All Microbrew & Music Festivals have raised over $100k for local nonprofits – from food banks to child advocacy centers to nonprofit arts organizations.
EVENT POLICIES & INFORMATION
All people entering the festival grounds do so at their own risk. No liability is assumed by owners, managers, officers, agents, employees, promoters, sponsors, or any other individuals or entities associated with the event.
All attendees must be 21 or older. No exceptions.
Microbrew & Music Festival and Tent Venue reserve the right to refuse and/or revoke any ticketed admission without refund.
Wristbands must be worn at all times. No wristband, no entry, no exceptions.
The Microbrew & Music Festival will take place no matter the weather! Keep an eye on Traverse City’s weather forecast and please come prepared for whatever weather mother nature may bring!
The festival is smoke-free (cigarettes and e-cigarettes).
All artists and times of performances are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice.
Have your ID with you at all times. Attendees must be 21 or older. Microbrew & Music Festival and Tent Venue have a zero tolerance on underage drinking. No minors are allowed, no exceptions.
All bags are subject to search when entering the Festival grounds.
Please – no infants, no toddlers, no kids, no teens, nor anyone else under the age of 21. No pets, no glass, no backpacks, no camelbaks, no coolers, no growlers, no outside food or beverage (water in a sealed bottle is OK), no weapons, no contraband, no bad attitudes. The Microbrew & Music Festival is strictly an event for those age 21 and up. Violators will be asked to leave. Microbrew & Music Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove anyone from the event, at their discretion.
No professional recording (photo, audio, video) equipment. No detachable zoom lenses, tripods or other commercial equipment is allowed without express written consent from Microbrew & Music Festival or Tent Venue management.
The Microbrew & Music Festival is an eco-conscious event. Please do your part in helping us reduce our impact! Recycle and reuse all that you can, compost your compostables, and toss what you must. Bay Area Recycling for Charities will be on hand to provide bins and information to make the Microbrew & Music Festival a waste-free event.
Please be advised that by attending the event you are implicitly agreeing that Microbrew & Music Festival and/or Tent Venue may use any photos taken of you by our photographers for promotional purposes, and your image may be used on our website, video, TV spots, or printed materials.
Be understanding of large crowds. This event is hosted in a large area, however, many folks will be there along with you. Please be prepared to wait, if necessary. Remember, a kind word goes a long way, and your patience is appreciated! This event focuses on craft beer, but not on its abuse. Please be responsible about your consumption and your transportation.
What happens if it rains?
All Microbrew & Music Festivals are rain or shine events.
What is the Microbrew & Music Festival?
The Microbrew & Music Festival educates, celebrates, and inspires community collaboration and non profit fundraising through the joy of craft brew and great music. It features live music, delicious craft beer, cider, wine, and mead, local food vendors, performance art, and more.
I got a wristband in the mail. What about my ticket?
The wristband IS your ticket. It is very helpful and will result in a swifter-moving line if you place it on your wrist before entering the festival. Do this carefully! Please do not remove the “glass” tab. The tab on your wristband will be taken off when you receive your tasting glass at entry.
What happens if I leave my ID or wristband at home by accident?
PLEASE – don’t forget your ID and wristband. You will not be allowed in the Festival without them. The box office will not be able to reissue wristbands, no matter the reason.
Will there be more drink tokens for sale at the Festival?
Additional tokens will be available for purchase at the event. Please don’t buy more drink tokens than you can use. Microbrew & Music Festival nor Tent Venue are responsible for drink token refunds.
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