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New Bern, NC will be hosting their first music festival at the Riverfront Convention Center on 25 June 2016. This 45,000 square foot venue is a first class, state of the art building located at 203 South Front Street, New Bern, NC 28560 in the city’s historic district on the Trent River waterfront.

The inaugural AfterBern Groove Fest will feature three bands. Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty BandMedicated Sunfish and Dubtown Cosmonauts for a night full of incredible music. There is only one ticket option. The General Admission ticket which is $20. Doors open at 8 PM with music starting at 9 PM. 

This event will sell out so ensure you get your tickets as soon as they go on sale. Ticket sales will start at 8 AM on 1 June 2016. So get ready to get your GROOVE on!

All proceeds go to benefit the Beer Army Foundation and we hope that you can join us for this exciting event!

SPECIAL NOTE: You can get a discount code that is good for $5 off each ticket you purchase by simply signing up for  the Beer Army Foundation newsletter. Signing up for our newsletter is quick, easy, simple and free but you better hurry as the discount code will expire at midnight on 18 June 2016. Already an existing Beer Army Foundation newsletter subscriber? Then sit back and relax as the discount code will automatically be sent to you.



New Bern Riverfront Convention Center
203 S Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560-2135
(252) 637-9400

Beer Army Burger Company
313 Pollock Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 288-5814

Cash only please.

Ticket Fine Print

-21 +, ID required.
-No re-entry.
-No backpacks allowed.
-Last call 15 minutes before festival ends.
-No alcohol is to leave the premises.
-No children, no exceptions.

This ticket is a revocable license, which is subject to termination with denial of admission at the discretion of Beer Army Foundation and its partners (collectively referred to as “hosts”). You will be denied admission or removed from the premises without compensation should the ticket holder act in a disorderly manner or violate the hosts rules or endanger the safety of other patrons. The hosts may stop serving the holder beverages without compensation at any point the ticket holder appears intoxicated. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and dangers incidental to before, during, and after the Festival. Ticket holder agrees that the facility and hosts are not responsible or liable for any injuries, expense, claims or liability resulting from or directly or indirectly related to the Festival. Tickets are non-refundable and the Festival will take place rain or shine.

Hotel Accommodations

Bridge Pointe Hotel and Marina
101 Howell Road
New Bern, NC 28562

The Bridge Pointe Hotel and Marina is offering a special rate of $94.95(+tax) for festival attendees. Just mention Beer Army when making your reservations.

Please Make your reservations by June 15th!

Also try the DoubleTree by Hilton, contact information is listed below.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront
100 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560



Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

Medicated Sunfish

Dubtown Cosmonauts



Become a Sponsor

Is your company or business interested in becoming an official sponsor of a Beer Army festival? Let us know by email and we'll send you all the info. Be sure to watch our sponsor solicitation video below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can I volunteer to assist with the festival?
Answer: Yes! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email.

Question: Are there designated driver tickets or passes?
Answer: No. 

Question: Are children allowed in the convention center with a parent or guardian?
Answer: NO! We have tried doing this in the past but it has created too much liability. Under no circumstances will we allow children of ANY age into the festival.

Question: Will my underage spouse be allowed admission?
Answer: NO! We have tried doing this in the past but it has created too much liability. Everybody has to be 21+ to enter the festival. If you buy a ticket it will not be refunded because you are under age.

Question: What does the price of the ticket include?
Answer: Includes admission only into the event. Beer, wine and mixed drinks will be available for purchase.

Question: Will food be available?
Answer: No.