Dr. John and The Marcus King Band will join a handful of local acts taking the stage at the South Carolina Craft Beer and Music Festival, scheduled for Oct. 13-14 at Yonder Field.
The festival in Bowman, South Carolina aims to celebrate the union of craft beer and live music, all on the 218-acre outdoor arena that has the capacity to hold as many as 30,000 people. Yonder Field is located between Charleston and Columbia.
Event organizers say a Beer Mile fun run will kick off the weekend at 8 p.m. Oct. 13. Ticket holders will automatically receive entry into the run – which includes beers at each quarter mile marker – as well as a parking pass, T-shirt and admission to the night’s performances.
That same night, the Black Iron Gathering will perform an after-hours show in the campground next to the new Camper’s Lounge, which has couches, tables, a bar and food for sale. Breakfast will be available in the lounge the following morning.
Event organizers also say a craft beer sampling will take place from 1-6 pm Oct. 14 in the field Pavilion, while a Biergarten will be open in the Pavilion during the entire duration of the festival. A Fetzer Wine Bar, a Food Truck Village and other food vendors will also be on site for music fans to enjoy, event organizers said.
“The Blues Brothers” will be shown on Yonder Field’s new Drive-In movie screen following Dr. John’s performance the same night.
There will also be two screens in the Biergarten for keeping up on college football scores as Clemson plays Syracuse on Oct. 13 and the Univ. of South Carolina’s Gamecocks play Tennessee on Oct. 14.
More than a dozen breweries have confirmed they will be on hand for the weekend, including Bauerhaus, Benford, Good Times, Hilton Head Brewing Company, Lagunitas, New South, Palmetto, RJ Rockers, Rusty Bull, Salt Marsh, Southern Barrel, Swamp Cabbage, Twisted Spur Brewing Company and Wooden Skiff.
Kids get in free.
“We are all about exposing young audiences to incredible music and this festival can create some wonderful family memories in the great outdoors,” said Stacie Darr White, president and general manager of Yonder Field. “There will also be games such as Cornhole and giant versions of Connect 4 for kids and adults to enjoy in addition to the music, camping, football viewing, delectable food options and movie.”
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