Press Release 1: Annapolis Craft Beer & Music Festival

Second Annual Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival Date Announced

Over 100 Artisan Beer Tastings 

Music of all Varieties on The Pilsner Stage

Arts, Crafts, and Specialty Food

Annapolis, Maryland (August 15, 2013)—The date for the second annual Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival has been announced for Saturday, September 21, 2013, at The Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. The festival hours are Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm.

The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival -- the only craft beer festival of its size in and around historic Annapolis with 35 breweries represented pouring over 100 craft beers -- combines award-winning artisan beer tastings from regional and national artisan breweries along with music of all varieties on The Pilsner Stage. Attendees have the opportunity to shop for gifts from dozens of arts, crafts, and specialty food exhibitors and purchase oysters on the half shell plus other delicious Maryland cuisine in the food concessions court.

According to Jim Barthold, of City Dock Productions, “in just a few short years, craft beer has developed a tremendous following among men and women of all ages. There are literally hundreds of craft beers being brewed today, each with its own distinctive characteristics. Tasting and comparing brews has become an activity of the beer enthusiast. This is a festival whose time has come, there is no other event like it in Annapolis.” Mr. Barthold explains, “The Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival combines the rare experience of sampling craft beers while listening to eight local popular bands…selecting from a menu of food items ranging from crab cakes to knockwurst and shopping among arts and crafts exhibitors."

A general admission ticket includes a souvenir pilsner glass, samples of craft brews, and music of all genres all day long under the music pavilion tent. For details and to purchase tickets:

Advance group sales of 10 or more are available and a limited number of discounted tickets are being sold at specific times on the festival's website: The festival will benefit The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County which seeks to promote cultural attractions and the arts:

The Navy-Marine Corps Stadium has ample parking, which makes it the ideal venue for the Festival. Directions: take Rt. 50 to Annapolis, take exit 24 (Rowe Blvd) and make the second right onto Taylor Ave. to the entrance at Gate 5. Parking is $5.00 per car.

Well-known for its maritime culture, colonial heritage and charming downtown shopping district on the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis is the epicenter of entertainment and cultural events for the state. To ensure widespread awareness of the festival, the event is being aggressively marketed throughout the region with a multimedia advertising and publicity campaign via TV, cable, print, radio and online, as well as through posters, postcards and brochures.

And, after the festival, visitors can stroll through the brick-lined street of historic Annapolis! Plenty of nearby hotel accommodations in every price range, continuous shuttle bus service to downtown and all of the many shops, restaurants and attractions of historic Annapolis are just some of the amenities visitors will enjoy while visiting the City of Annapolis for the weekend. Check the festival website at for accommodation suggestions.

The Annapolis Arts and Crafts Festival is produced by City Dock Productions, an event management company with more than 37 years of experience presenting arts and crafts festivals, music festivals, wine festivals and other consumer product shows and public events. For details, call Jim Barthold at 410-263-4012.