Lakeshore Brewers Guild announces dates, band lineup for fifth annual Burning Foot Beer Festival

Community News |May 20, 2019|4 min read

Muskegon, Mich. — For the fifth year in a row, Lakeshore Brewers Guild is hosting the Great Lakes region’s only on-the-beach beer festival. Burning Foot Beer Festival returns on August 24, 2019. This year’s edition promises more breweries, bigger bands, and better sound.


“We’re really upping our game this year,” said Burning Foot Beer Festival Chairman Allen Serio.


Eighty breweries from around the Great Lakes region will be represented at the festival. Festival-goers can sip world-class craft brews and munch on food offerings from six local food vendors, all while exploring the gorgeous natural scenery that permeates Pere Marquette Beach in Muskegon, Michigan.


The festival will feature a “Hop Up” Art Tent with brewery inspired art by local and regional artists. Attendees can also look forward to the flaming “Hop Tower” installation, interactive element charging stations and more.


Every year, Burning Foot Beer Festival brings in a mix of acclaimed local and national musical acts, and this year is no exception. The festival will have two stages, one main stage and one waterfront stage for acoustic acts. The music will kick off with high-energy country performer Matt Williams. The lineup also includes regional bands like Tropadelic and the Melophobics. Nineties alternative band Sponge will also perform, and the headlining band is national act Everclear, known for ‘90s hits like “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine.” Check out the full band lineup on the Burning Foot Beer Festival website.


The experience promises to be one of a kind.


“Once you see that sunset over Lake Michigan on an August night while you’re drinking good beer and listening to great music—you can’t beat it,” Serio said.


Festival-goers don’t need to worry about getting home after the festival, either—with the purchase of camping tickets, they can camp on sites right next to the festival grounds.


“You get down there, you spend the whole day at the beach, you enjoy this great festival, and then you can sleep right next door and wake up and hear the waves 20 feet away, crashing on the shore,” Serio said.


Tickets for the festival will first be available at a ticket release party hosted at the downtown Muskegon beach volleyball courts located behind the Western Market chalets on Saturday, June 8 from 12-4 p.m. The party will feature draft beer and music, and all tickets will be on sale without a processing fee before they are released online. General Admission tickets will also be available at a discounted rate of $45.


Online ticket sales will open at 5 p.m. on June 8, with General Admission tickets at $50, “Sandbox” VIP tickets at $125 and Designated Driver tickets at $20. Festival-goers interested in camping can purchase tent tickets at $50 per tent and RV camping tickets $100 per site. Shuttle tickets are $10 each.


Participating breweries include:


  • Arclight
  • Arbor Brewing Company
  • Ascension Brewing
  • Atwater Brewery
  • Barrel & Beam
  • Batch Brewing Company
  • Beards Brewery
  • Bell’s Brewery
  • Big Hart Brewing Co
  • Big Lake Brewery
  • Boatyard Brewing Co
  • Brew Detroit
  • Brewery 4 Two 4
  • Brewery Vivant
  • Brooks Brewing
  • Cedar Springs Brewing Company
  • Cellar Brewing Co
  • Cheboygan Brewing Company
  • City Built Brewing Company
  • Clam Lake Beer Co
  • Cranker’s Brewery
  • Creston Brewery
  • Distant Whistle
  • Drafting Table Brewing Company
  • Dragonmead Microbrewery
  • Draught Horse Brewery
  • Eastern Market Brewing Co.
  • ELK Brewing
  • Fetch Brewing Co
  • Final Gravity Brewing Co
  • Founders Brewing
  • Grand Armory Brewing
  • Griffin Claw Brewing Company
  • Harbor Light Brewery
  • Haymarket Beer Company
  • Lansing Brewing Company
  • Ludington Bay
  • Midland Brewing Company
  • New Holland Brewing Co.
  • Newaygo Brewing Co
  • North Channel Brewing
  • North Pier Brewing Company
  • Odd Side Ales
  • Old Nation Brewing Company
  • One Well Brewing
  • OpenRoad Brewery
  • Our Brewing
  • Perrin Brewing
  • Petoskey Brewing
  • Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
  • Pike 51
  • Railtown Brewing Company
  • Rake Beer Project
  • Right Brain Brewing Co.
  • River’s Edge Brewing Co.
  • Rochester Mills Beer Co.
  • Saugatuck Brewing Co
  • Schmohz Brewing
  • Short’s Brewing Company
  • Silver Harbor
  • Sister Lakes Brewing Company
  • Speciation Artisan Ales
  • St Ambrose Cellars
  • Starving Artist Brewing Co
  • Stormcloud Brewing Company
  • Tantrick Brewing Co
  • Tapistry Brewing Company
  • Territorial Brewing Co.
  • The Mitten Brewing Company
  • Thornapple Brewing Company
  • Three Blondes Brewing
  • Trail Point Brewing
  • Unruly Brewing Company
  • Vander Mill Cider
  • Watermark Brewing
  • Waypost Brewing Co.
  • White Flame Brewing Co


  • Central State Brewing


  • Revolution Brewing Co.


  • Sprecher Brewery