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Flagstaff

How much are the tickets?

There are a variety of ticket options:

General Admission is $40 and $45 in advance and $55 at the gate, VIP is $80 in advance and $90 at the gate. Also we have limited number of VIP tickets available as this area does sell out. VIP Designated Driver is $25 with General Admission Designated Driver $15. VIP Designated Driver tickets are available online whereas the General Admission tickets will only available on the day at the gate. Those who buy this ticket are required to sign a waiver agreeing to not drink or if caught drinking agree to leave with no refund. There are several non-alcoholic beverages available for these ticket holders.

 

What is included with the ticket?

General Admission
This ticket includes a 4oz tasting mug for you to keep, 24 sampling tickets (you'll exchange one ticket for each beer sample that you try) and the live music. Food is available for purchase at several food vendor booths.

VIP Admission

This ticket includes a 4 oz tasting mug for you to keep, 24 sampling tickets (to exchange for beer samples), live music and in addition there is a separate, fenced off VIP area, food sampling, vodka and wine sampling provided by Barefoot Wines (you must exchange one of your sampling tickets for each of these samples also) beer sampling provided by Deschutes and New Belgium. The Gypsy Chicks will be belly dancing and providing lessons and Robert Ray with amaze you with his magic tricks! In your mug you will also have a coupon for 50% off of the cost of the event t-shirt. VIP ticketholders enter the event one hour early at noon.

 

Are there restrictions on what I can bring to the festival?

No pets. Only guide dogs and service animals will be permitted. No children, no exceptions. No large purses, chairs, weapons, etc. All purses and bags are subject to search both coming into the festival as well as exiting the festival.

 

How old do I have to be to attend the festival?
No-one under the age of 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff, brewer or vendor. No babies, babes in arms/toddlers. There is NO EXCEPTION.

 

What food is available?

A variety of food is available for purchase at several food vendor booths.

 

Where do I park?

At the festival grounds. Parking is free.

 

What breweries are attending?

Click here for the current brewery list -- subject to change.

 

What's the weather like in June?
According to www.weather.com the average high temperature in Flagstaff is in June is 79 degrees.

 

Do you have a list of hotels close to the festival?
Click here for a list.

 

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Mesa

How much are the tickets?

General Admission is $45 in advance and $50 at the gate, and VIP is $85 in advance and $90 at the gate. VIP Designated Driver is $15 in advance and $20 at the gate, and General Admission Designated Driver is $10. These tickets will only available on the day at the gate.

 

What is included with the ticket?

General Admission
You can taste up to 24 three ounce samples of micro-brewed and specialty craft beers and receive a souvenir sampling mug. There will be live music, plenty of food (on sale), games, contests, and give-aways!

VIP Admission

Includes the opportunity to taste up to 24 three ounce samples of micro-brewed and specialty craft beers, receive a souvenir sampling mug, as well as partaking in the special VIP area offering our special guests wonderful catered food, and private restrooms. The VIP gates open one hour earlier at 1 pm!

 

Are there restrictions on what I can bring to the festival?

No pets. Only guide dogs and service animals will be permitted. No children, no exceptions. No large purses, chairs, weapons, etc. All purses and bags are subject to search both coming into the festival as well as exiting the festival.

 

How old do I have to be to attend the festival?
No-one under the age of 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff, brewer or vendor. No babies, babes in arms/toddlers. There is NO EXCEPTION.

 

What food is available?

A variety of food is available for purchase at several food vendor booths. Click here for details.

 

What breweries are attending?

Click here for the current brewery list -- subject to change.

 

What's the weather like in March?
According to www.weather.com the average high temperature in Tempe is in March is 77 degrees.

 

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Tucson

How do I pay for tickets?

Our ticket outlets will only accept cash. Designated Driver tickets are currently available at the Sun Sounds studio (7290 E Broadway) or at the gate on the day of the event. GA, VIP tickets will be sold at the event if not sold out beforehand. We will accept cash, checks, and credit card payments for tickets purchased at the gate. Online we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

 

What is included in my ticket?

General Admission - this ticket includes a tasting mug for you to keep, 24 sampling tickets (you'll exchange one ticket for each beer sample that you try), free munchies and the live music.

VIP Admission - this ticket includes all of the above plus early entry, special entry gate, souvenir tasting mug, catered food. Click here to purchase your ticket now!

 

Where is Kino North Soccer Stadium?
The Kino North Soccer Stadium is part of the Kino Sports Complex, on the north side of Ajo Way across from Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. The address is 2817 East Ajo Way, Tucson.

 

What is the Safe Ride Home program?

We have provided our festival participants with three options to help them plan a safe trip home after our fundraising event.

Option One

Our Designated Driver option gives participating drivers admittance at reduced price! They enjoy the same music, entertainment and tasty food morsels and also have a wide variety of non-alcoholic beverages to imbibe. Tickets are available for purchase at Sun Sounds prior to the event or at the gate on the day of the event.

Option Two

Sun Sounds has arranged for a special FREE shuttle service from our host hotel, The Clarion Hotel, (formerly the Holiday Inn). Your room key is your ticket to ride and must be shown.

Option Three

Sun Sounds will have a cab stand set up outside the stadium for those who have no designated driver and prefer not to drive home following the festival. We have arranged for Yellow Cab to be standing by - saving you calling a taxi! They will be already there to give you a ride home.

 

Will my ticket be reimbursed if it rains?

There are no rainchecks for this event. It rarely rains at the end of October and if it does it is just for a short bit.

 

Where do I park?

FREE parking is available on-site at Kino North Soccer Stadium and also across the highway at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. It is a huge parking lot.

 

How old do I have to be to attend the festival?

No-one under the age of 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff member, brewer or vendor. No babies, babes in arms/toddlers. There is NO EXCEPTION.

 

Are there restrictions on what I can bring to the festival?

No pets. Only guide dogs and service animals will be permitted. No children, no exceptions. No large purses, chairs, weapons, etc. All purses and bags are subject to search both coming into the festival as well as exiting the festival.

 

What about designated drivers, what do they pay?

Designated drivers buy their ticket Sun Sounds of Arizona at 7290 E Broadway prior to the event, or at the gate. The cost is $25 for General Admission and $40 for VIP. There will be non-alcoholic drinks available at the festival. Designated drivers will be required to sign a statement certifying they will not drink alcoholic beverages, are over 21 years of age and understand that if observed consuming an alcoholic beverage will be escorted from the event and refused re-entry.

 

Are any local Tucson hotels offering discounts for festival participants?

Yes, we have a host hotel, The Clarion (formerly the Holiday Inn) at 4550 S. Palo Verde. A FREE shuttle to and from the Great Tucson Beer Festival is one of the perks of staying there along with free breakfast! Your room key is your ticket to ride! They are offering an Early Bird Special - book your room 1-31 July and rooms are $59 plus tax each. Thereafter rooms are $74 plus tax. You must mention "early bird beer fest" at time of booking.

 

Is the event handicap accessible?

Yes, it is.

 

We are traveling to your event in our RV. Can we park it at the event?

Yes, RV parking is available at the complex but only during the event. There are a few RV parks fairly near the complex: Rincon Country West RV Resort and Lazydays Tucson.

 

Do you have a list of hotels or motels close to this event that are within walking distance?

Yes, The Clarion is just a mile away if you would like to walk to the event from there. Call the Sun Sounds office and we will give you the exact details. 520-296-2400.

 

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