Celebrating locally produced art, music and craft beers, the Beer, Art and Music Festival (BAM Fest) will be presented from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the 18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th St., Santa Monica.
The only craft beer festival in Santa Monica, the second annual event will feature 20-plus breweries, four bands, three galleries, open artist studios, an artist marketplace, and a variety of gourmet food trucks. Nearly 1,300 people are expected to attend, event organizers predict.
Tickets are $35. The first 500 ticket buyers will receive a limited edition Duvel Single/BAM Fest glass.
All proceeds will directly support 18th Street Arts Center’s programs and artists.
This year, 18th Street Arts Center is teaming up with Los Angeles craft beer industry veterans Thomas Kelley of the Library Alehouse and Martin Svab of Naja’s Place to help facilitate the beer offerings.
Participating craft breweries range from big to small, with a range of styles and tastes. Wine samples will also be provided by E.&J. Gallo Winery.
The music line-up for BAM Fest will include JT Ross and his rock-and-roll band Speedway, the funk and soulful ballads of The Orlando Napier Band, Santa Monica-based group Upstartis, and The Dustbowl Revival.
Visitors can also view 18th Street’s exhibition Collaboration Labs: Southern California Artists and the Artist Space Movement, which features five artists and artist groups that have been central to the alternative artist’s space movement in Southern California since the early 1970s, an event spokesperson said. In addition, artworks are available for purchase at an artist marketplace.
Tickets are on sale at http://18thstreet.org/events/bam-fest-2011, or in person at the Library Alehouse, 2911 Main St., Santa Monica.
Information, including a list of participating breweries, www.18thstreet.org.