The Macon Beer Fest

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VIP tickets are picked up in front of Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen starting just before 2:00 pm on the October 23rd.

Regular tickets are picked up in the median in front of Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen starting at 2:00 pm.

Started in 2010, the Macon Beer Fest has grown into one of the Top Ten, Georgia premier craft beer events. The event offers over 100 varieties of craft beer and wine for its regular ticket holders and several additional special beers for its VIP guests. What makes the event unique, is that its purpose is to educate men about the risks of prostate cancer. You can say it’s a health fair disguised as a beer festival – It’s a party for a cause!

The Macon Beer Fest is put on by the Rotary Club of Downtown Macon supporting “Pints for Prostates”, prostate cancer education and the need for screening, Downtown Macon projects, local community grants, as well as global grants.

Donations to support prostate cancer events may be made to The Prostate Cancer Fund at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.

 

Pints for Prostates

Pints for Prostates is the main beneficiary of the Macon Beer Fest. Pints for Prostates is a grassroots campaign that uses the universal language of beer to reach men and raises awareness among men about the importance of regular health screenings and early detection for prostate cancer. Click for more information about Pints for Prostates.

Pint Pacer 5K – Online Registration is OPEN!        October 23rd – 8:00 am

ADVANCE REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY 4:00 pm.

This 5K for the Macon Beer Fest brings together athletes, cancer survivors, physicians, caretakers, family members, and friends in the fight to end help end prostate cancer. This race helps promote prostate cancer education and the need for early testing.

RACE STARTS at 8:00 AM in the parking lot behind the Macon-Bibb Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, 450 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Macon, GA 31201. See the Route below.

ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS THURSDAY, OCT. 22nd, Midnight. Day-of-cost goes to $30 at the event.

See ticketing for this event. 

Macon Beer Fest’s “Beer Run – 1 Mile” 

October 23rd – Single Run 4:30 pm  –  Team Run 5:00 pm

This truly is a beer run. Individuals or a team of four, run a mile, and stop four times to drink a beer. Competitors must drink canned beer and should not be less than 355ml. No specialized cans may be used to give an advantage by allowing the beer to pour at a faster rate. No straws or devices may be used. All beers will be a minimum of 5% alcohol by volume. Hard ciders and lemonades will not suffice. It is strongly suggested to tip the can to show all the contents have been consumed before continuing the race.

Beer sponsored by our friends at the Growler Spot. Be sure to go visit them.

See ticketing for this event.

Superhero Dash for Dad – 

October 23rd – 8:45 am

Even the littlest hero can help fight prostate cancer, too! Kids nine and under are encouraged to dress as their favorite superhero on race day to remind their heroes – Dad, Grandfathers, Uncles, and other males in their life – to not let this villain, Prostate Cancer, get the best of them.

See ticketing for this event.

Jupiter Coyote

In the course of their 31 year history, Jupiter Coyote has played over five thousand shows, traveled everywhere and done just about everything a touring band can do. The innovative group has independently sold close to a million CDs, tens of thousands of downloads, and who knows how many bootlegs they cut loose to fans for free. JC is brand name, and a pioneering cornerstone in the jam band scene. They have been called the new twist in southern rock and they deliver it with a relaxed, worldly view. Their sound has been labeled “Mountain Rock” — a mixture of Southern Appalachian boogie, bluegrass-infused, funk-rock.

Coyote has shared the stage with The Allman Brothers Band, Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, String Cheese, The Radiators and Skynyrd just to name a few.

blueskyblue

blueskyblue is a Macon-based Americana band known for their lyrical songwriting, complex harmonies, and melodic instrumentation. Their eponymous debut album was released in 2018, and their sophomore effort, “Ghost,” will be released one single at a time beginning in Fall 2021

The Bozwellz

The Bozwellz band is based out of Macon, Ga. Their rocking, bluesy, funky, soulful sound captures every audience instantly. 

They have collectively worked with The Rolling Stones Musical Director, Chuck Level, Marshall Tucker Guitarist and Vocalist, Chris Hicks, Wyclef Jean, Bono, Sheila E, new artist Marcus King, Legendary blues icon B.B. King and many others.

The Bozwellz music is unique, yet very familiar to the soul. It’s like a New Orleans style Gumbo. You take various ingredients that taste one way by themselves, however after putting them all together you get something extraordinary.

CalvertFountain

CalvertFountain is an Atlanta/Macon/Athens-based collective of comrades forging a wholly unique sound. Though newly formed, CalvertFountain is made up of heavy hitters with a bevy of accolades: names like Leah Calvert and Neal Fountain will be familiar to audiences already. Drawing upon their individual influences and diverse musical backgrounds, the group seamlessly weaves together a wide range of styles, including jazz, traditional Appalachian, Americana, and rock. Moreover, this sonic tapestry is interwoven with elements of classic storytelling, often employing the timeless (and sometimes grisly) subject matter of the traditional fairy tale. Complex and thoughtful in its construction, CalvertFountain music appeals to fans of various genres, with an ever-evolving sound that is collectively found and forward-thinking in its approach.