Founders Fest


Founders Fest is our BIGGEST party of the year, a street-wide celebration of everything we love and all that makes Founders what it is today: some of the world’s greatest beer, incredible live music, killer grub from local favorites, and wearables and shareables from some of the area’s finest artisans.

Founders Fest is an all-day event, and takes place on the street in front of the brewery, under the sun and the beautiful blue late June sky.

This year’s musical acts include: Soulive, Toubab Krewe, Seth Bernard & May Erlewine and Friends, That 1 Guy, Ultraviolet Hippopatamus, Four Finger Five, The Soil and the Sun, The Crane Wives, Afro Zuma, The FBC All-Stars, and many more!

Founders Fest takes place from 3–11pm, and is a ticketed, strictly 21+ event. Re-entry will be allowed based on capacity. Tickets will be available beginning April 20th on-site in our taproom, as well as on this site! 2012 Mug Club Members can purchase an advanced ticket for themselves at a discounted rate. Tickets will also be available at the gates day-of as capacity allows.

2012 promises to be the BIGGEST, BEST Founders Fest ever! Two stages will highlight musical entertainment, a giant beer tent will have all of your Founders favorites flowing all day long, and roving entertainers will keep you, well, entertained.

The Cottage Bar, Sami’s Pita House, and The Corner Bar of Rockford will be serving up their sizzling, signature specialties to feed your cravings. Additionally, an even more-expansive Artists Row will showcase the wares of some of the finest local artists, and both Founders Fest and band merchandise will be available for you to wear with pride!

Cost: $20 Advance $25 At the Do


Mark Dorich
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