More Bands, More Beer, More Burn

Business News |May 18, 2018|4 min read

Muskegon, MI– Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Beach will ignite on August 25, 2018, for the ​4th Annual​ ​Burning Foot Beer Festival​. Serving as Michigan’s only barefoot beer festival on the beach, festival goers can enjoy some of the finest craft beer found in the Great Lakes region, revel in local art and food, groove to local and national music acts, and take in the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan. Burning Foot will feature 70 breweries this year from Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.

A stellar lineup of music acts will be gracing the main stage with this year’s headliner to be Eve 6. Eve 6 first made their mark in the late 90’s with hit singles such as “Inside Out” and “Here’s to the Night” and more recently “Victoria” from their 2012 album Speak in Code. The last two years, Burning Foot has featured the Sublime tribute band Badfish on the main stage. This year the festival will feature two of Sublime’s contributing members Michael “Miguel” Happoldt and Marshall Goodman “Ras MG” performing with the The Long Beach Dub Allstars. Local bands Mustard Plug and Flexadecibel will be returning to the festival this year, having both previously shared the Burning Foot stage in 2016. A new waterfront stage will be featured at the festival this year as well, featuring acoustic performances by Brett Dame as well as Brother James.


Although Burning Foot is first and foremost a celebration of local craft beer, the festival also highlights the lakeshore’s stunning natural beauty (and hot summer sand)! Bordered by sand dunes to the east and Lake Michigan to the west, ​Pere Marquette Park​ provides world-class natural surroundings from every vantage point.


Another new aspect to the festival for 2018 is the festival’s approach to its food. In years past, they’ve curated some delicious custom menus, but now they’ll be getting 4 local restaurants involved to take the reigns. The official food vendors will be Hamburger Mikey, Rad Dads’ Taco & Tequila Bar, Bone Ends, and Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack.


Burning Foot Beer Festival loves the community their located in, and in addition to working with these local restaurants, they are also involved with some wonderful non-profit organizations. Coming back again is Habitat for Humanity, who runs our Bike Valet, as well as Noah’s Project who operates the Shoe Check-In. (No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem!) The latest addition, Kid’s Food Basket, will be taking care of the new Pretzel Necklace area of the festival.


The Lakeshore Brewers Guild will be hosting a Ticket Release Party June 9, 2018, at the Downtown Muskegon Beach Volleyball courts located behind the Western Market chalets 12:00 to 5:00 pm. This free event includes food, music, and craft beer on-site to help kick off the sale of all tickets (including VIP, camping) before the online sale begins. Patrons will be able to kick back, enjoy some tunes, have a craft beer, and sink their feet in the sand. Tickets are $45 at the ticket release party ($50 after that) and will be available for purchase online beginning on Saturday, June 9 at 5:01 pm. Sandbox “VIP” tickets are $125 (Limit 200). Designated Driver tickets are $20. Tickets for camping will also be available online. Camping is $50 per tent, and
RV is $100 per location.


Check out the list of brewers, music acts and more at ​


ABOUT LAKESHORE BREWERS GUILD The Lakeshore Brewers Guild promotes the local craft beer industry and the lakeshore’s natural beauty. As a supplement to the Michigan Brewers Guild, the Lakeshore Brewers Guild is focused on counties that touch Lake Michigan. States included are Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Throughout these counties, the guild is working with its members to build the “Lakeshore Ale Trail,” a region rich in craft breweries, natural beauty, and the economic benefits that flow from successful locally-owned and oriented businesses. Joint advertising and cooperative support allows guild members to grow while also establishing the region as a “beer tourism” hotspot. Through these collaborative efforts, the Lakeshore Brewers Guild is becoming a driving force in supporting both its members and local economies. Learn more at ​