Music

The Good Beer Festival features a wide variety of musical entertainment. From small acoustic duets to large multi-piece band – creating the perfect backdrop for festival goers.

Does your band want to play at a future Good Beer Festival? Contact us and tell us about your band.

Bar Stage

Kate Mills

Kate Mills

Performing October 8, 2016 @ 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Kate Mills is making her presence in the New York City music scene felt with the recent release of her debut EP, “Little Bird.” The record showcases the versatility of her smooth, buttery vocals and the well-crafted songs. Her music is described as piano-driven pop songs intertwined with multiple styles including blues, folk and rock. It's tied together with smooth and soulful vocals.

Genre: Pop/Alternative Folk

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Kasey Williams & Under Great Lights

Kasey Williams & Under Great Lights

Performing October 8, 2016 @ 2:30-3:45 p.m.

Kasey Williams is a New York-based actress and singer-songwriter who was born and raised in East Tennessee. She says the songs on her album are little snapshots of emotions she has felt over the past few years. Brent Shuttleworth is a Nashville-based artist known as Under Great Lights.

Genre: Pop / Alternative / Reggae / Soul

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The Duskwhales

The Duskwhales

Performing October 8, 2016 @ 4:30-5:45 p.m.

The Duskwhales are a three-piece indie rock band formed in Manassas, Virginia, in 2010. With influences ranging from The Beatles and The Doors to Vampire Weekend and Of Montreal, the young trio melds a retro 60’s feel with a modern twist of intricate rhythms and upbeat melodies. In 2014, the band released a self-titled LP, and the band’s follow-up album is set to release in fall 2016 after a monthlong tour spanning the East Coast.

Genre: Indie Pop Gypsy Rock

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Wyes Guys

Wyes Guys

Performing October 9, 2016 @ 12:30-1:45 p.m.

The Wyes Guys play Eastern Shoregrass and everything between. The group includes a couple musicians and five instruments to choose from. The Wyes Guys play what they want, when they want -- just because they can.

Genre: Bluegrass/Bargrass, Shorebilly, Modern Bluegrass

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McCoy & Addison

McCoy & Addison

Performing October 9, 2016 @ 2:30-3:45 p.m.

McCoy & Addison are members of the band Swell Daze. Swell Daze formed in 2011 in Purcellville, Virginia, consisting of McCoy Douglasson (vocals), Addison Smith (guitar) and Titus Barton (drums). They began to garner a fan base in mid-2012 after playing many gigs at local festivals, bars and restaurants throughout the Northern Virginia area. In March 2012, Swell Daze recorded an eponymous debut EP at a friend's home studio. After its release, Swell Daze continued to gain popularity, especially with their hit song, "Hooked."

Genre: Alternative Rock

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Derek Evry

Derek Evry

Performing October 9, 2016 @ 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Derek Evry is an alt/pop rock songwriter from Arlington, Virginia. Derek has been writing and performing his original music since 1999.

Genre: Alternative

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Main Stage

The Pocket Band

Performing October 8, 2016 @ 1:15-2:30 p.m.

The Pocket Band is a Washington, D.C.-based alternative-rock-reggae band with an authentic island sound. Vocalist Omar Teitelbaum, Jamaican-born guitarist Terrence Brown and keyboardist Matt Wood intuitively fuse alternative rock, jazz, and hip-hop with off-beat skanks that are Jamaica-tested and crowd approved, guaranteed to move an audience to its feet.

Genre: Alternative-Rock-Reggae

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The Pocket Band

Justin Fabus Band

Performing October 8, 2016 @ 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Justin Fabus is a rare example of an artist who intrinsically embodies the unique qualities necessary to project his truth, all while effortlessly captivating and inspiring. Justin’s home has always, very proudly, been Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After releasing an EP, Justin released his debut self-titled album produced by Steve Hornbeak, and this February, he announced that he signed a three-year record deal with Mi5 Recordings/Universal Media Group.

Genre: Country

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Justin Fabus Band

Uprizing

Performing October 8, 2016 @ 5:15-6:30 p.m.

Rising up from the quaint Eastern Shore towns of the Chesapeake Bay, this six-piece band, Uprizing, has stumbled upon a unique sound of R&B, funk, reggae and classic rock that is quickly taking the Shore by storm. Featuring several vocalists, a guitarist, a bassist and a drummer, the musicians' unmatched versatility and through-the-roof energy makes them the area’s top dance party band.

Genre: Funk/R&B/Reggae/HipHop/Rock/Blues

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Uprizing

Mark DeRose

Performing October 9, 2016 @ 1:15-2:30 p.m.

Along with his band, The Dreadnought Brigade, Mark DeRose’s music calls upon his love for rootsy blue-eyed soul and classic rock of the late '60s and '70s. The band brings high-energy performances of DeRose’s upbeat, feel-good music to different stages. However, they’re just as happy to leave the amps at home and bring the same positive energy to acoustic settings, listening rooms and house concerts.

Genre: Rock/Acoustic Rock

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Mark DeRose

Major and the Monbacks

Performing October 9, 2016 @ 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Major and the Monbacks' style of music has been highly debated since the band’s inception. The band's sound has been classified from garage rock to blue-eyed soul and from country funk to Beatlesque pop. It's all of the above and even a little bit more. The band simply calls it Rock 'N’ Roll. All born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia, The Monbacks began their journey as a loose collective of high school friends with a common interest in late nights and loud music.

Genre: Rock 'N' Roll

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Major and the Monbacks

Sam Burchfield

Performing October 9, 2016 @ 5:15-6:30 p.m.

With an honest voice, a band of buddies and a fancy hat, Sam Burchfield has managed to make some moves. His latest EP, “Unarmored,” digs a few layers deeper into a genre-crossing career that has only just started. From folk to funk to southern soul, Sam and his band capture it all on their sophomore release. After cutting his teeth in the indie-music hub of Athens, Georgia, Sam planted new roots in the nation’s R&B capital of Atlanta.

Genre: Soulful Funky Folk

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Sam Burchfield

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