Good Beer Festival Entertainment Schedule

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 festivalgoers.

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2014 Entertainment

Saturday, October 11 12:30pm-6:30pm

Main Stage

Bar Stage

Sunday, October 12 12:30pm-6:30pm

Main Stage

Bar Stage

Updated: September 12, 2014

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Cool Hand & The Swagger

Cool Hand & The Swagger

Formed in 2011, Cool Hand & The Swagger stemmed from a simple meeting at a local pub between Dan Heely (Cool Hand) and Nathan Rudolf (Marshall Swagger) to discuss musical aspirations. After a "few beers," their discussion quickly turned into plans for a new project. Drummer Bob Shade and trumpet player Anthony Reedy were pulled in to fill out the sound they were looking to create. Coming from a diverse line of musical interests and influences, each band member introduces a different style and approach that seamlessly melts together into a unique bluesy and funky sound best experienced in a live setting. The band is currently working on their debut EP, Honey Bee.

Genre: Bluesy Funk
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C.O.V.E. - Children of a Vivid Eden

Cove

This acoustic trio consists of Adam Braverman on lead guitar and djembe, newly obtained Angelique Henle on guitar, vocals and percussion and Brian Rapahel on vocals, rhythm guitar and percussion. They perform all over the Baltimore area and are striving to expand their playing arena. C.O.V.E has a lot of original tunes spanning the genres of rock, reggae and some blues. Over the years, they have also compiled a hefty list of popular cover songs from the past and present.

Genre: Acoustic Rock / Alternative
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The Stickers

The Stickers

Hailing from Western PA, The Stickers are three brothers who share a love and passion for music. Their unique combination generates a tight dynamic sound and high energy shows. The guys are known for their engaging, fun and down-to-earth personalities as well as their reputations as accomplished musicians and song writers who are on their way to leaving a lasting impression in country music. They have had a huge year, charting five songs in the U.S. and 4 songs in Europe including several top tens overseas. The band has supported the radio success with live performances in the U.S. including appearances with national artists like Zac Brown, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Phil Vassar, Hank Williams, Jr. and more! The band was featured on the CMA Festival in Nashville, TN both performing and meeting and greeting their growing country music fan base. They were a buzz act on the event and a group to watch as they continue their rise.

Genre: Country
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John Emil Montagino

John Montagino

John Emil Montagnino is an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist and a master of slide guitar. Equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro, Emil first appeared on the South Florida music scene in 2000. Fans hear haunting, subtle hints of Delta bluesmen Son House and Blind Willie Johnson, but Emil ultimately creates a unique style all his own by integrating country blues, folk and bluegrass sounds into his repertoire. Routinely taking the lost art of slide guitar in a new direction, Emil has composed a wealth of slide guitar tracks for media production libraries. His instrumental tracks have been published by LA Post Music in Los Angeles, Westar Music in Canada, AMG in Sweden and Strange Fruit in South Africa. Emil recently became the first American musician to be published by London’s KPM/EMI, one of the world’s largest production libraries. Emil has supplied music for "Dateline," Anthony Bourdain’s "No Reservations," UFC's "Ultimate Insider," CMT’s "Cribs," and several international wildlife and nature documentaries.

Genre: Country Blues, Fold, Bluegrass
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Lauren Ventura

Lauren Ventura

John Emil Montagnino is an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist and a master of slide guitar. Equally adept with the acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro, Emil first appeared on the South Florida music scene in 2000. Fans hear haunting, subtle hints of Delta bluesmen Son House and Blind Willie Johnson, but Emil ultimately creates a unique style all his own by integrating country blues, folk and bluegrass sounds into his repertoire. Routinely taking the lost art of slide guitar in a new direction, Emil has composed a wealth of slide guitar tracks for media production libraries. His instrumental tracks have been published by LA Post Music in Los Angeles, Westar Music in Canada, AMG in Sweden and Strange Fruit in South Africa. Emil recently became the first American musician to be published by London’s KPM/EMI, one of the world’s largest production libraries. Emil has supplied music for "Dateline," Anthony Bourdain’s "No Reservations," UFC's "Ultimate Insider," CMT’s "Cribs," and several international wildlife and nature documentaries.

Genre: Country
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Uprizing

Uprizing

Rising up from the quaint Eastern Shore towns of the Chesapeake Bay, this newly formed 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, their unmatched versatility and through-the-roof energy makes them the area’s top dance party band. Dishing out a mix of funk and R&B classics mixed with modern top 40 hits with splash of reggae, Uprizing is guaranteed to keep the crowd moving.

Genre: Funk, R&B, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Rock, Blues
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Such Fools

Such Fools

Such Fools are bound together on a quest for a meaningful musical experience amid the vast cultural wasteland known simply as "Delmarva." They are as diverse as their backgrounds. Mickey Justice, a singer of fine songs, a keen player of most everything and a Fool. He is a highly skilled master of the treble clef and was raised in the hinterlands by a family of Dire Wolves from the fabled village of Frontier Town. He is one of the youngest people ever to achieve the rank of Mandolin Jedi. Todd Smith, a singer of fine songs, master of all in the realm of the low notes and a Fool. He was raised on the mean streets of Detroit, armed with an upright bass in one hand. And in his other hand, was the rest of that upright bass. As everyone knows that an upright bass is nearly impossible to carry with just one hand. When he is not slaying bass, Todd selflessly manages to keep the matrix safe for all of us. We are all in debt to him. Dick Morris, a singer of fine songs, distracted noodler of guitar and a Fool. He was seduced at a young age by the rich, yet archaic medium known as the vinyl record album. He is currently making his third attempt at a freshman year studying the mysterious branch of applied physics known as "String Band Theory."

Genre: Acoustic, Folk
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Eastern Electric

Eastern Electric

Six years ago the band, "the Electric Co." was founded by songwriter Nate Clendenen, drummer/percussionist Sonny Martin, and bassist/songwriter John Sybert on Maryland's Eastern Shore. They played, traveled, wrote, recorded and spent more blood, sweat and tears than ever before. After hundreds of shows, thousands of miles traveled, multiple recording sessions, one dynamite debut album and three lead guitar players, Nate and Sonny have moved on to form the fifth generation of their band now called "Eastern Electric". Rounding out a cast of regional "all-stars" is music man Kyle Coffey on keys, premier jazz/funk/rock MVP Charlie Greenhalgh on bass and pedal-steel-twanger, Mr. Joe Esham. With the band's best and most solid lineup yet, Eastern Electric has been gaining serious momentum.

Genre: Rock, Country, Blues
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Community Center

Community Center

The band now known as Community Center is a group of friends who met in various jazz bands and orchestras throughout high school and college. Despite working under a different band name, the members have spent the last two years playing shows across the country. They pride themselves on wearing dozens of influences on their sleeves, each listening to different genres and bands of music. In addition, they each play multiple instruments on stage, making their eclectic shows a result of "simple curiosity to keep testing out different combinations of sounds."

Genre: Indie Rock, Jazz
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Landing Mary

Landing Mary

Landing Mary is an exciting and energetic trio performing thoughtfully produced originals and exciting interpretive covers of favorites from classic rock through today. The vocal harmonies of both Mike Barnas and Matt Hinshaw, along with the fresh Latin and world drum vibes created by Trey Raines on percussion, blend into a lively mix of crowd favorites.

Genre: Acoustic Rock & Pop
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Don Adler

Don Adler

Don Alder plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar with a passion that has quickly earned him a reputation as Vancouver's "best kept little secret." Don is a world-class fingerstyle guitarist with a "wow factor" that has led to winning top modern guitar competitions worldwide and multiple endorsement deals with major manufacturers. He is a top endorsee for Yamaha Guitars, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Ernie Ball Strings and Santo Angelo Cables.

Genre: Acoustic, Fingerstyle Guitar
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The Smoking Flowers

Smoking Flowers

The Smoking Flowers is led by Kim and Scott Collins, vocalists and multi-instrumentalists who are just as red-hot soulful as they are sweet. Married 14 years, they fire up an East Nashville-based brand of rock, blues and country with a sweet flavor of Southern Gothic folk, all with a punk attitude. Collectively among past and current projects, they have opened for beloved song-smiths including the Indigo Girls and Ben Folds Five, underground post punk artists Concrete Blonde, soulful rock bands including The Black Keys and The Black Crows and straight-ahead rock bands including The Strokes and reggae legend Ziggy Marley.

Genre: Rock, Blues, "Southern Gothic Folk"
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