On Saturday, June 22, we’re pleased to present Founders Fest 2019 :: A Celebration of Beer and Music. In its 12th year, Founders Fest continues to bring together the tastiest beer with the finest artists from around the country, and the world. Below you’ll find all the details regarding the event, including the tap list, artist lineup, food vendors, artist row and more!
We hope to see you Saturday, June 22nd!
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE
Gov’t Mule –
Gov’t Mule never lost sight of where they began, an American southern rock jam band, formed in 1994 as a side project of The Allman Brothers Band by guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Allen Woody. Warren Haynes is one of the hardest working men in Rock who is know for his frequent sit ins with other acts and for welcoming artists from Dave Grohl to Dave Matthews to join Gov’t Mule on stage.
Toots & The Maytals –
Toots is one of the true architects of reggae – so much so that “Do the Reggae,” a 1968 single by Toots and his group, the Maytals, is credited with giving the genre its name. Classic songs written and recorded by Toots and the Maytals have been covered by the likes of the Clash and the Specials, and the group was featured in reggae’s greatest breakthrough event – “The Harder They Come,” the 1972 film that became an international sensation. At the heart of it all is that voice – drenched in soul, rooted in gospel, and still breathtakingly powerful after four decades in the spotlight.
Macy Gray –
Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and actress. She is known for her distinctive raspy voice and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.
Gray has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations, winning one. She has appeared in a number of films, including Training Day, Spider-Man, Scary Movie 3, Lackawanna Blues, Idlewild, For Colored Girls, and The Paperboy. Gray is best known for her international hit single “I Try”, taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is.
The War & Treaty –
The War and Treaty deliver live, soulful, shows and records that make the hairs on the back of necks stand up. Their music and stories bring tears and goosebumps, but ultimately, more is at work. In the midst of Michael and Tanya’s open, beaming faces and united voices, facades met away. Walls are torn down. “I want people to feel like we care,” Michael says. “When you think about artists, you don’t think about that.” He pauses and grins broadly. “But that’s the way I want the world to feel about The War and Treaty.”
FBC All-Stars –
The FBC All-Stars are a musical collaboration of employees from Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI.
Lady Ace Boogie –
Born a child of Atlanta, and raised in West Virginia, Linda (Lady Ace Boogie) Tellis wrote her first rap at the age of 10. A spark was ignited, a passion for creating music. Ace continued to experiment with sound, solidifying her destiny to transform her passion into action. Ace is compelled to share both her story, and the stories of others. Her stories center around growth, change, and values. Whether it’s through song or just a great conversation her message aims to inspire and encourage people to live right and care for others.
When will tickets go on sale?
Early Bird General Admission – 3/6/19 @ 10:00am EST
Advanced General Admission – when Early Bird tickets sell out
Mug Club Admission – 3/6/19 @ 10:00am
How much are tickets?
Early Bird General Admission: $30
Advanced: $40 General Admission, $25 Mug Club Members
Day of show: $45 General Admission, $40 Mug Club Members (only available at the front gate if the event does not sell out in advance)
**Admission includes (2) drink tickets on your wristband for your first pint (excluding specialty beers) or 2 N/A beverages **
Where can you purchase tickets?
HERE AT: Eventbrite.com
What if it rains?
Founders Fest is a rain or shine event.
What beers will we have on tap?
Just like in previous years, we will feature Founders Fest Wheat throughout the duration of the event. Of course, like previous fests, you can expect a good number of surprises from the specialty tent. Full tap list to come.
Will Founders Fest include Artist’s Row again?
We sure will! Interested or know someone who is? Send examples of your work to Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will have a variety of local and regional food vendors – more specifics to come soon!
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
21+ with a valid ID (as recognized by the MLCC).
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
As we are located in a downtown urban center, parking options around the festival are numerous. Please visit: http://downtowngr.org/get/parking for downtown parking details.
What can’t I bring into the event?
No outside food or beverage
No glass or growlers of any kind
Empty (non-glass) containers for water or sealed bottles of water are OK
No pets (licensed service dogs OK)
No illegal substances
No bad attitudes
No chairs on city streets
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
What’s the refund policy?
All ticket sales are FINAL. No refunds
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A printed ticket is the best option for clarity, but a copy of your ticket on your smartphone works as well. Please have the screen on your phone turned up to full brightness.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
By use of this ticket, the ticket purchaser/holder (“Holder”) agrees that Founders Brewing Company shall have the unrestricted right and license to use the Holder’s image, likeness, name, voice, comments or other proprietary or public rights in any broadcast, telecast or photograph and/or video and/or audio sound recording taken in connection with the event or other transmission or reproduction in whole or in part of the event, for all purposes, without compensation.