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There’s Fun to be Had Down by the Bay: Beer by the Bay Music Festival

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Grab your favorite koozie and come on down to the Fifth Annual Beer by the Bay Music Festival! Beginning Friday, July 28, Horseshoe Bay Resort will bring together an eclectic mix of music, drink, food, and fun for two days of non-stop entertainment. Continue reading below for a complete breakdown of the awesomeness that is Beer by the Bay.


Pat Green Beer by the Bay

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Six amazing musicians will provide musical entertainment for the festival. Headlining Friday night is Tracy Byrd, a country artist who boasts over 30 hit singles and 11 Top 10 Hits, including “Watermelon Crawl,” and “Lifestyles of the Not So Rich and Famous.” Rounding out the evening’s performances will be Sarah Hobbs and former contestant from “The Voice,” Curtis Grimes.

Continuing the festivities on Saturday will be the legendary Pat Greene, a staple figure in the Texas country scene. Green’s single “Wave on Wave” reached the number three position on the Billboard Hot Country Song Chart, and his latest album, “Home” landed in the fifth spot on the Top Country Albums chart in 2015. Southern soul band Roxy Roca will also perform Saturday, along with John Baumann.



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As the name implies, beer in its many shades and flavors will be available from the best of Hill Country’s microbreweries. Real Ale Brewery, South Austin Brewing Company, Twisted X, Revolver, Independence Brewing Company, Austin East Ciders, Four Corners, Karbach, Save the World, and Guns & Oil will all be offering festival goers the opportunity to sample their prime brews. As an added touch, St. Arnold Altstadt Brewery, located in Fredericksburg, will be sharing their genuine German-style beer, brewed right here in Hill Country.

For those more inclined toward fine wine, Hill Country Wineries, William Chris, and Lost Draw Cellars will be serving up their delicious rosé wine, a product produced with grapes grown right here in the Lone Star State.



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Of course, a festival is not a festival without mouth-watering food, and the resort does not plan to disappoint. An all-you-can-eat menu created by the resort’s culinary team will feature the finest in festival food. On Friday, Down South Pig-picking Tacos are on the menu, with Jamaican Jerk Center Chicken being served as the main course for Saturday’s festivities. Meals are included with each day admission is paid.

“We wanted to make this festival a great value,” Bryan Woodard, chief of sales and marketing officer for the resort said. “Each night you’ll get to hear amazing live music acts; three on Friday and Saturday while enjoying food, drink and knowing that your parking is included. We encourage everyone to consider the overnight packages where everything is included and you can take the elevator home.  It’s a great value.”

If you are interested in spending a day devoted to great music and premium drink, single night passes are available for $89. However, if a two-night festival experience sounds more to your liking, passes can be purchased for $179. The resort also has overnight festival hotel packages as an option for festival goers. For more information, or call (877) 611-0112.