Beer guzzling, art and music enthusiasts gathered at the B.A.M. Fest: Beer, Art and Music Festival on Saturday. Attendees enjoyed all you can drink beer from 20 breweries and food from trendy food trucks. Throughout the festival grounds, there was a feeling of camaraderie as buzzed festival goers joked with friends and filled their little glasses with sudsy beer.
|BAM tasting glass|
As we made our way through the festival, we spotted a wine and cheese tent for those wanting to switch things up. We enjoyed the Torrontes crisp, Sauvignon Blanc from Argentina.
There were 20 different beers at the festival and you could easily tell which breweries were popular as they contained the longest lines. While the crowd waited in line at the Sam Adams tent, we opted for tents that had short lines. Luckily, with this process we discovered a few notable beers that had us returning for more. What stood out was Brewery Ommegang’s Belgian style ales from Coopertown, NY, which kept luring us back. This ale was simply delicious and had a refreshing crisp, citrus taste with hints of spices. Unfortunately, this beer is not sold in stores (yet).
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|Photographer Rick Mendoza|
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|Editor Christy Buena|
We were able to catch two bands at the festival: JT Ross and his band Speedway (pictured below) and The Makepeace Brothers.
JT Ross performed soulful Blues music and got the crowd moving. Ross is recognized for his skill on the harmonica. “There’s a really short list of exciting harmonica players on the horizon who are steeped in solid blues credentials. Certainly JT Ross the Harmonica Boss is one of the top ones to watch”
– Southern California Blues Society President Z. Slovinsky
For more information about JT Ross, visit: http://www.myspace.com/harmonicaboss
|JT Ross and his band Speedway|
|The Makepeace Brothers|
|The Makepeace Brothers|
The first annual B.A.M. festival offered a fun-filled event in an intimate location. The only drawback we found was that one of the vendors, AsiaDog, ran out of food. Luckily, the Green Truck was still cooking up meals but then they ran out of hamburger patties. Luckily, within 10 minutes, they were back in action and hungry carnivores appeased their hunger.
Overall, the event was about Beer, Art and Music and the event succeeded in delivering the three components. The good news: beer was flowing and it didn’t run out. We suggest you check out the second annual B.A.M. Festival. You’ll discover new artists, cool bands and taste delicious brew from all over the nation.
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