SC State of Beer Festival – A Celebration of Craft Beer & Music at Yonder Field, in Bowman, South Carolina.

This event includes 1 stage (The Main Stage), tailgating, and overnight camping, and appears over two days, Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. Headliner for Friday is the soulful and blues sounds of The Marcus King Band. Saturday’s headliner is the legendary Dr. John.

Tickets prices range from GA Lawn-Music only; GA Lawn Tasting, Beer Mile, VIP GA Lawn Tasting; 1-Day Passes; 2-Day Passes, & Camping.

GA/Saturday Tasting includes: 5 oz branded tasting mug, 10-15 tokens for 2 oz sample (15 tokens for 2 Day Pass) & Preferred Parking.

VIP includes: 5 oz branded tasting mug, shirt, poster, VIP restrooms, VIP Viewing Area, VIP Premium Parking, and 10 to 15 tokens.

Friday night's "Beer Mile" run Includes music, parking pass, T-shirt, and mile long run with four South Carolina craft beers at each quarter mile marker.


Friday Pass:
GA Lawn, Music Only- $20; Day Parking for the event is $10, cash only, paid upon arrival.
Beer Mile - GA Lawn/Parking = $45.00
VIP- $55
Premium Parking-$30

Saturday Pass:
GA Lawn, Music Only- $29; Day Parking for the event is $10, cash only, paid upon arrival.
GA Lawn/Tasting/Parking- $49
VIP- $95
Premium Parking- $30

Two Day Pass:
GA Lawn/Tasting/Parking- $65
VIP- $145
4 Pack/GA Lawn/Tasting/Parking - $220 (must buy 4 @ $55 each)
Premium Parking- $60

2-Day Car Camping (2 ppl)-$ 75; 20x30 spot
2- Day RV Camping (4 ppl)-$150; 30x50 spot
2-Day Companion each- $ 35

Friday, October 13
2:00 pm - Gates Open for Parking & Campground.

8:00pm Beer Mile run

Main Stage (GA Standing - open to all ticket holders)
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm - HoneySmoke
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm - Villanova
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm – Greg Payne & The Piedmont Boys
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Trae Pierce & The T-Stones
9:30 pm t0 11:30pm- The Marcus King Band

Campground: Late Night – The Black Iron Gathering

Saturday, October 14
11:00 am - Gates Open for Parking & Campground.

Main Stage (GA Standing - open to all ticket holders)
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm – See Water
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Tyler Boone
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Danielle Howe
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Trae Pierce & The T-Stones
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm- The Travelin Kine
9:00 pm to 11:00 pm – Dr. John

Camping: Car Camping Pass $75: includes camping for (2) people + (1) car/truck. DOES NOT include GA Ticket. Spot is primitive and is 20x30. Additional campers, must purchase a Camping Companion Pass. Everyone in car/truck will need to purchase a GA Lawn Ticket. RV Pass $150: Includes camping for (4) people + (1) RV. Spot is primitive and is 30x50. Additional campers must purchase a Camping Companion Pass. Everyone in car/truck will need to purchase a GA Lawn Ticket.

Campers of all ages are allowed but aged campers 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking fee per day, applies to GA Lawn - Music Only: Preferred Parking $10.00; Premium Parking $30.00 . Cash only.

Ticket prices increase $5, Day of Show.

The Marcus King Band

Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader.At only 20 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band, the young phenom’s 2nd full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records. Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls "soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock," the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts. Raised in Greenville, South Carolina, King was brought upon the blues, playing shows as a pre-teen sideman with his father—bluesman Marvin King, who himself was the son of a regionally-known guitarist—before striking out on his own. Going beyond the sonic textures of his acclaimed 2015 debut album, Soul Insight; The Marcus King Band broadens his sound, touching upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana in the process. His band gets in on the action too, stacking the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ. Ever the multitasker, King bounces between several instruments, handling electric and acoustic guitar —as well as pedal and lap steel — while driving each track home with his soulful, incendiary voice. Having spent the past year tirelessly playing ever-larger venues and festivals to a burgeoning fan base, The Marcus King Band was written on the road and recorded during a series of live takes at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, CT.The album captures the energy of the band's blazing live show, as well as the talent of a rising young songwriter reaching well beyond his years. "The majority of our songs are specific to situations I've lived," King explains. "I write as a form of therapy, to release my emotions into a musical expression. I want people to know they're not the only ones going through that pain. Music is the true healer. And when we perform, we want the audience to leave feeling as tired and as emotionally freed as we do. It's all about getting the stress of the day off your chest. It's like therapy." The Marcus King Band features Jack Ryan on drums and percussion, Stephen Campbell on bass, Matt Jennings on keys and organ, Dean Mitchell on saxophone, and Justin Johnson on trumpet, trombone and backing vocals. Joining the band on the new album are a number of mentors and collaborators, including Derek Trucks (who plays guitar on "Self-Hatred").
No guest plays a bigger role than Warren Haynes, though. A longtime champion of King's songwriting and guitar prowess, Haynes produced every track on The Marcus King Band (and contributed his trademark slide guitar on "Virginia"), expertly capturing the group's live sound for a cohesive collection reflecting the band's expansive explorations. "Marcus is the first player I’ve heard since Derek Trucks to play with the maturity of a musician well beyond his age," Haynes says. "He’s very much influenced by the blues, but also by jazz, rock, soul music, and any timeless genres of music. You can hear the influences, but it all comes through him in his own unique way. He has one of those voices that instantly draws you in, and his guitar playing is an extension of his voice and vice versa.”A childhood introvert who leaned heavily on music as a way of expressing himself, King fills The Marcus King Band with a mix of biographical tunes and fictional story songs. "At the time I wrote 'Self-Hatred,' says King, "the girl I was seeing really hurt me. Broke my heart, took all of my insecurities and used them against me...she told me she hated herself for what she had said and done to me. I told her I knew exactly how it feels to hate yourself. 'Self-Hatred' is within you and me." "Devil's Land" is loosely based on his grandfather, who worked on a farm during his younger years, while the story behind the track "Rita Is Gone" was inspired by the television show Dexter. Meanwhile, songs like "Guitar In My Hands" peek into King's personal life — a life filled with highway mile markers, truck stops, and a nightly rotation of stages, all waiting to be filled with the sound of a genre-bending band on the rise. "This album is a big melting pot of different kinds of music," says King. "It's the sound of everyone taking their own influences and collectively coming together as a group. We're all really hungry to play, and we're so passionate about this music. I want people to feel the same thing we feel —to leave the show feeling some sense of release. It's almost like the show ends, and everyone can take a deep breath together."

The Marcus King Band is:
Marcus King: Vocals, Guitar
Jack Ryan: Drums
Stephen Campbell: Bass
Justin Johnson: Trumpet, Trombone
Matt Jennings: Organ, Keyboards
Dean Mitchell: Saxophone

Trae Pierce & The T-Stones

Grammy Award-winning bassist Trae Pierce is leading a wild new dance experience known as Trae Pierce & the T-Stone Band. Defined by hard-edged funk and hip-hop, mixed with rock and blues, TPTS ha developed a high-energy live show with a modern feel that also recalls the unstoppable grooves of Bootsy Collins: they "wants to funk you up!" Trae is a world-class bassist and four-time Grammy Award-winner (with the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama) who cut his bass chops as a member of The Ohio Players.

From his Florida home, the top-hatted bass "monster" has hand-picked a vibrant young group of musicians wit limitless nergy and extreme talent, and together they've been tearing up dance floors throughout the Southeast with a genre-blending twist of funk-rock rhythms that bring out the best in every beat. After sharing the stage with funk powerhouses Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Main Squeeze among others, TPTS is ready to take their dance party nationwide, so get ready to experience a night of fun-and-funk, coming soon to a club, college or festival near you.

Greg Payne & The Piedmont Boys

Greg Payne – Vocals, Guitar
Matt Parks – Fiddle, Vocals
Chíef Spires – Bass, Vocals
Stuart McConnell – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Tony Pilot – Drums

Greg Payne and The Piedmont Boys started out in Greenville, SC a decade ago. They’ve played thousands of shows, logged thousands of miles, released four albums, toured half the continental U.S., shared stages with everyone from Eric Church to Charlie Robison..hell, they’ve even played rodeos from Oregon to Texas. But wherever they go, the refrain of the fans who come up to them remains the same: “I never liked country music until I heard y’all.”

What these folks must be talking about is the watered-down pop-country stuff you hear on the radio nowadays, because if you don’t like REAL country…Merle, Willie, Waylon, Johnny…you won’t like Greg Payne and The Piedmont Boys.

If you don’t like against-the-grain, outlaw brand, whiskey-soaked, blue-collar honky-tonk music, the kind where the volume and the energy are dead ringers for rock & roll but the sound is gritty hard-country, you won’t like Greg Payne and The Piedmont Boys.

If you don’t like a live show that’s pedal-to-the-floorboard, rock the place down to the dirt and drain every drop of sweat from every human being in the house, you won’t like Greg Payne and The Piedmont Boys.

If you don’t like your Jerry Reed mixed with a little Metallica, if you don’t like a band that loves playing live so much that they’ve had one weekend off in seven years, if you don’t like country mixed with bluegrass mixed with southern rock mixed with a little…make that a lot…of Jack Daniels, you won’t like Greg Payne and The Piedmont Boys.

If any of that sounds like one hell of a good time, though, y’all come on in. The door’s always open.

Villa*Nova turns rock 'n' roll upside down. Hailing from Columbia, SC, the band distills elements of funky pop and rock into a hypnotic hybrid. Villa*Nova prides itself on making music with solid grooves and soulful, dynamic lyrics provided by lead vocalist/guitarist/song writer BC Villa*Nova, fluid and funky bass lines by Bobby Dredd bombastic fantastic, rock solid drummer (and backing vocals) Young Sean, amazing harmony vocals and rhythm guitar by Brandon Hooker, and turntable wizadry and keyboards by DJ Able One.
Their infectious sound has earned them thousands of fans nationwide. Villa*Nova, currently independent, was previously signed to Universal Republic (now Republic) and recorded their 2012 debut "WTF the EP" in LA with super producer Howard Benson (Papa Roach, Daughtry, Hoobastank, Seether) under the band name Weaving The Fate. They have shared the stage with everyone from Korn, Shinedown, Evanescence, Slash, AWOLNATION, Staind, Chevelle, Filter, Crossfade, Dirty Heads, Nappy Roots, REHAB, and the list goes on.
They’ve been called contemporaries of break out bands such as AWOLNATION, Imagine Dragons, and Arctic Monkeys where heavy rebellion meets pop sensibilities.
Noteworthy performances and accolades:

Toured the Southeast and Midwest on a 30+ city Jagermeister-sponsored tour as direct support for Crossfade, and performed two sold-out shows with Evanescence in Kansas City.

Played at Carolina Rebellion 2012 with Slash, Staind, KORN, 5 Finger Death Punch.

Were named best Local Band of 2014 by the Free Times Weekly in Columbia, SC.

Their singles "Str8 to the Bottom" and "Rack City" charted nationwide and were featured on such prominent stations as Sirius XM Octane and KROCK LA, among many others.

Performed at Famously Hot New Year 2013/14 with ZZ Ward and Kool n The Gang.

Sponsored by ColdCock Whiskey, Jägermeister, Tempur Surf Productions,

Artists We Also Like Prince, RHCP, Janes Addiction

A little about us: (you could also call this an FAQ page)

We are primarily an original music group from Charleston, South Carolina. What does that mean? That means we write, compose, record, and perform our own original music... and we live, work, and play in and around the city of Charleston, SC. However, we try not to hold so much pretense that it puts us above playing other artist's more "well known" songs for special or private events, parties, weddings, or what some folks in the biz call "cover gigs." Get ready though cuz you're gonna hear some of our songs too. Heck, you might even like our songs MORE!

WHERE do you play? We have played a majority of original music venues around Charleston and the Lowcountry:
Charleston Music Hall
The Music Farm
The Charleston Pour House
The Windjammer
Awendaw Green
The Royal American
Home Team BBQ
The Tin Roof
Palmetto Brewery
Coastal Coffee Roasters
Kudu Coffee
Accent on Wine
Rita's on Folly
Dave's living room

You guys played any cool EVENTS? Yep! That's one of our favorite things to do. Some of the events we have played:
Bacon and Bourbon
Charleston Wine and Food Festival
Mayor Joe Riley Farewell Celebration
Mayor John Tecklenburg Inauguration festivities
Kiawah Island Classic Car Show
New Music Confab
Living Green Festival
Piccolo Spoleto
Charleston Farmers Markets
Charleston Music Hall Live
Aiken Oktoberfest
Charleston BrewHaHa

WHAT do we sound like? We call it Island Gypsy Blues Rock. We've got some flavors of Delta Blues, Hawaiian instrumentation, Gypsy Jazz, Folk, and Rock and Roll music all rolling around in there together that work to influence our "sound."

WHO do you sound like? Well, all of us "artists" like to think we are some unique one-of-a-kind special flower but let's be honest, everybody sounds like somebody right!? Some have said that Dave and Justin's voices remind them of Leon Russell and/or Levon Helm. The Charleston City Paper has described our sound as ranging from "the Allman Brothers, to wide-eyed Americana in the tradition of The Band and the indie-tinged folk-rock of groups like Band of Horses and Gomez."

Who are your INFLUENCES? Some artists that we look up to and are inspired by are: Robert Johnson, Santo and Johnny, The Band, Ry Cooder, The Allman Brothers, Fleetwood Mac (early Fleetwood Mac though - when Peter Green was in the band), Tom Waits, Tom Petty, Howlin' Wolf, Led Zeppelin, Rufus Wainwright, Ryan Adams, The Beatles, and a little tingle of The Grateful Dead.

Are you guys ANY GOOD? Well, we like to think that we are a pretty "good band," and our parents think we're GREAT! But don't take our word for it. To read about what some other, more unbiased people think of us go HERE, HERE, and HERE.

Thanks for reading this far. If you've made it this far then maybe that means you're interested in coming to SEE US, or HIRE US for your next event? We think you'll be glad you did. Hope to see or hear from you soon!

Peace and Love,


Dave, Justin, Jake, Ransom, Wally

The Black Iron Gathering

The Black Iron Gathering is a band that plays punk-rock infused folk music. The band has been together approximately 6 years. They are based out of Columbia, SC.

"Beer Mile Run"

About This Activity

Be there for the SC State of Beer & Music Festival Beer Mile. The 1 mile fun run is Friday the 13th at 8:00pm $45 Entry fee includes t-shirt, 4 sc craft beers, post race refreshments, parking pass, concert ticket. Awards to be presented to top 3 overall male and female participants plus top 3 co-ed teams. ( beer swag ) Must be 21yrs of age or older.

$45 single entry; $90 for Team of 2;

Must be 21 years of age and older as of 10/13/17.

Event details and schedule
Beer Mile details...3 beer stations - 1/4 mile apart. Participants drink 1 SC craft beer at each station and one at finish. Cross Country grass course. Co-ed team is defined as one male and one female starting and finishing course together. Friday's concert is 6 bands featuring the Marcus King Band.

Produced by Bear Foot Sports

$10.00 - $150.00


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