Following two successful festival last summer, the Dawsonville Music and Beer Festival plans to kick it up a notch for this year’s event.
Scheduled for Aug. 21-22 behind city hall in Dawsonville, local country and rock bands will entertaining the crowds along with a couple of rising national acts. Festival organizers are hoping these national acts will entice more people to the music and beer festival. In fact, more than 4,000 people are anticipated to attend the festival at 415 Ga. 53 East.
General admission tickets are $10 in advanced or $15 at the gate. Two-day passes are $20 in advanced or $30 at the gate. VIP tickets are $30 in advanced or $35 at the gate. Tickets may be purchased at www.freshtix.com.
In addition to the live entertainment and drinkable lagers, the festival is hosting the fourth annual Head Hawg Cornhole Tournament. To register for the singles or doubles tournament, visit www.a-bt.org/hh.html.
Proceeds from the tournament will purchase new power wheelchairs for the North Georgia Screamin’ Eagles Power Soccer Club.
Money raised by the festival will benefit two separate charities this year.
The first is Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground, which is being built to help children with autism, ADD and ADHD. Campers will meet with speciality doctors, partake in camp activities with other children and learn healthy ways of eating food grown organically. Studies have shown foods organically grown are more beneficial to the health of children with those conditions. For more information, visit www.campsouthernground.org.
The second charity is the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, which continues the growth of the local museum in Dawsonville.