Matisyahu and Ballyhoo Headline 2014 Beer Fields Festival at Bald Hill Today
Today, June 21 2014, thousands of craft beer drinkers and music lovers will once again gather together for the Third Annual Beer Fields Festival, happening at the Pennysaver Amphitheatre at Bald Hill, 55 S Bicycle Path in Selden, NY. The all day event will feature more than 75-plus U.S. breweries pouring over 150 types of beer and music from international superstar Matisyahu and just added Ballyhoo alongside some of the best local bands on Long Island. Past events have included performances by Sublime with Rome, The Dirty Heads, The Wailers and others.
The festival begins at 4 pm with free beer sampling until 7 pm. Ticket prices range $35 pre-sale to $55 regular sale and $75 at the door that day. Cost of admission includes a 5 oz tasting glass with a 2 oz pour line, beer samples, access to all vendors, and concert pass. Food vendors also will be on site offering a variety of delectable pub pairings to accompany the beer.
Coordinators for Beer Fields said the 2014 event was designed to offer a different type of energy and experience than the typical beer festivals. "From the start, we as organizers always wanted Beerfields to have a different level of excitement from your typical beer festival, says organizer James Bonanno, "We not only bring in the best breweries from around the world, but also give the people top notch entertainment as well. We are really excited to be hosting highly acclaimed music artist, Matisyahu for this years festival".
The festival also hopes to assist in promoting the emergence of the powerhouse Long Island Breweries, which have helped change Long Island's reputation from a premier wine-producing destination to one of the nation's fast-growing hubs for craft breweries, 8 of which are attending Beerfields including Blue Point, Great South Bay, Long Ireland, Port Jeff and Spider Bite (with more in the works to be announced). This is a perfect opportunity for Long Islanders eager to jump into the craft beer phenomenon to try all their favorite local buzz beers up close and personal with the brewers themselves.
Also new for 2014 is the Krombacher VIP Deck which includes FREE Krombacher beer ALL DAY, FREE catered food from Bobbique, Private bathrooms, only access to a full liquor bar, and an air conditioned lounge. VIP tickets costs $125.