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30th Annual
Great Tucson Beer Festival

Kino Sports North Complex
1 October 2016, 6-10 pm



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Event Overview

The Great Tucson Beer Festival is THE major fundraiser for the Tucson Sun Sounds of Arizona affiliate and is one of the main reasons our Tucson doors are still open and our free radios are still on.


The event is a marvellous evening of beer tasting, (so many different beers to chose from!), nibbling on morsels of excellent food provided by local eateries plus live music provided by Machete Sauce, Santa Pachita and Mr Skynyrd as well as a variety of entertainment to keep it all together, all included in your ticket price!


The 30th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival will be held at the soccer field, part of the Kino Sports North Complex, located at 2817 E Ajo Way, Tucson. Click here for a map of the event. It's close to the Banner-University Medical Center South Campus.


There are two tiers of ticketing - general admission (entry at 6 pm) and VIP (early entry at 4:30 pm). A VIP ticket offers extra benefits - additional food provided by Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, the opportunity to participate in the comedy cooking contest and win a stay in Cancun, Mexico, a special souvenir mug, wine tastings and different beer tasting choices! Each tier of ticketing also has a designated driver option. The Qualtiy Inn & Suites Tucson Airport North is offering rooms at a discount, (click here for additional information). Yellow Cab is our official taxi service and is offering discount coupons for our event - collect them, before 1 October, at the Sun Sounds office and this year we also have bike valet!


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Click on this link above for this year's KGUN9 Morning Blend interview.



All proceeds of the Great Tucson Beer Festivals benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona. There's free event parking. No pets, except service animals, of course. This is a non smoking venue. No one under 21 years old will be allowed into the festival as an attendee, staff member, brewer or vendor. No children, no babies. There are absolutely NO exceptions. Please ensure you have the appropriate ID with you as you will be carded. There will be no rain checks. If you have questions please call us at 520-296-2400.


Clear Bag Policy: Kino Sports Complex has instituted a new clear bag policy for their venues. The policy limits the size and type of bag that may be brought into our venue. The following is a list of bags that will be accepted for entry: a bag that is clear plastic or vinyl and does not exceed 12" x 6" x 12"; a one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags (Ziploc bag or similar); a small clutch bag, no larger than 4.5" x 6.5" (after being searched); exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection, including but not limited to oxygen tanks, diabetes kits, allergy pens, etc. Prohibited items include but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch; briefcases; backpacks; fanny packs; diaper bags; cinch bags; luggage of any kind; long golf umbrellas.




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