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.

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

2013 Entertainment

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

Main Stage

Bar Stage

Sunday, October 13 12:30pm-6:30pm

Main Stage

Bar Stage

Updated: September 5, 2013

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The Hot Meals

The Hot Meals

The Hot Meals are a funky mix of groove-based originals and deep cut covers. Dubbed "progressive greasyness", they have melted faces across the Eastern Shore since their inception in 2008. Inspired by everything from soul to metal, from blues to progressive rock, this quartet mixes all of those influences to make an indescribable blend. Having recently completed their first album, "God Bless You", John, Justin, Sean, and K.T. will not relent in their quest to bring more bottom end to the peninsula as a whole.

Genre: Rock & Roll / Funk
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Kevin Poole

Kevin Poole

Kevin has been playing music professionally in Ocean City, MD since 1993. He started his career in and around College Park, MD where he attended the University of Maryland. His first band was Peace Frog and it was clear from the beginning Kevin had a passion for music and entertaining. Kevin spent years traveling all over the world persuing his music. He's spent winters in the Bahama's, Park City, UT, Virgin Islands, and Key West, FL. Kevin recorded his first album, Going Home, in 1996, a mix of tempos and styles. Kevin's second album Troubador was released in 2001. Troubador is a very layered and meticulously recorded CD created with a large band and encompassing many musical styles. In 2006 Kevin's third album, Scenic Route was released. Scenic Route is a fun lighthearted CD with an eclectic mix of originals and covers, including covers of the Beatles, Elvis Costello, The Church and more. Originals such as A.D.D., Stairway to Kevin, King Midas, and the crowd favorite, Redneck Nascar Honey, which has received a lot of airplay in the Maryland/Delaware area.

Genre: Acoustic Guitar
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Mike Weyrauch

Mike Weyrauch

Mike Weyrauch has been creating music for the last 14 years as a young, self-taught musician. His music has been referred to as a combination of Johnny Cash meets OAR meets Pearl Jam meets Breaking Benjamin. He has always enjoyed a variety of genres of music and draws inspiration from all of his influences.

Genre: Acoustic Rock/ Alternative
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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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Chad Abernathy

Chad Abernathy

Singer/Songwriter Chad Abernathy has been performing for most of his life. up in a music-friendly home, he began writing songs at age 9, and continued to play throughout a successful baseball career. For the past 8 years, he's been performed throughout the Midwest, Europe, and Washington DC in various capacities. He also spent two years as the lead singer for a successful cover band in Kansas City, while writing "The Journey" which was released in the summer of 2013.

Genre: Rock/Acoustic Rock
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John Emil

John Emil

John Emil Montagnino, an accomplished singer/songwriter, guitarist, and a master of slide guitar, has delivered showstopping performances at major music festivals like the Telluride Blues and Brews Fest, the Lake Occonee Music Fest, the Florida and South Florida Folk Festivals, the Decatur Blues and Bluegrass Festival, the 2012 Bangor On Dee Blues Festival in the UK and the 2012 Zoetemeer Blues Festival in the Netherlands. 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, bluegrass and lush Hawaiian sounds into his repertoire.

Genre: Blues and American Roots
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Captain Blue's Grass Band

Captain Blue's Grass Band

Captain Blue's Grass Band is steeped in rich history. Hailing from good ole Sussex County, Delaware they strive to keep classic American culture alive through their lively picking, heartfelt vocals, and soaring harmonies. Joey Todd (Vocals/Bass), Joshua Rose (Vocals/Harmonica/Guitar) and C.J. Cutsail (Vocals/Guitar) captivate audiences from stages of all sizes in every corner of the Delmarva Peninsula by singing tales of love and loss, mystery and adventure, gambling and betrayal, beauty and horror, and life and death.

Genre: Bluegrass
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Rew Smith

Rew Smith

"Smith sings from a soulful yet knowing perspective, imbuing each song with an immediate attraction, which leaves, in turn, an indelible impression." Performing Songwriter Magazine. After studying music composition and performance at Salisbury University, Smith migrated from the small-town atmosphere of his youth on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the city of Baltimore, where he has since been playing music for a living. He now performs regularly along the mid-Atlantic region of the US and has attracted attention from many well-known names in the music industry and beyond, from Performing Songwriter magazine to Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket to Ben Stein. With his addictive melodies, a soulful vocal style and an off-the-beaten-path kind of pop-sensibility, Smith is steadily becoming a well-known performer on the East Coast. He has shared the stage with/opened for an eclectic mix of acts both solo and with his full band, including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, Maroon 5, Toby Keith, Night Ranger, My Chemical Romance, The Used, Thrice, Story of the Year, The Bouncing Souls, Eric Hutchinson, Graham Colton and Virginia Coalition, to name a few. The band can also be seen performing at games for the Washington Nationals, Washington Redskins and Washington Kastles, as well as the Citi Open (formerly the Legg Mason Tennis Classic). Having formerly been a front man for the Maryland-based bands Plan B, Truesetto and The Making, Smith is currently working on his first solo EP, due for release some time in 2014.

Genre: Rock/Pop
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Pressing Strings

Pressing Strings

After a year of writing and live testing new material the band decided to self-record and produce 2012's self-titled Pressing Strings, which was funded entirely by the donations of fans. They're first and only record with the current line-up features a batch of soulful tunes with hooks galore. Dispite the short time they have been together as a quartet, It's obvious the band has learned how to create an authentic blend of americana, reggae, jazz, and rock music.

Genre: Americana, reggae, jazz, rock
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Lauren Ventura

Lauren Ventura

Being in front of a crowd singing is where I love to be. I'm now living in Nashville and I'm going to sing for as many people as will listen! A record and/or publishing deal is what I'm after. Being around so many talented musicians is amazing, and I'm getting inspired everyday to write more and write better. I've done music videos, demo singing and I've written songs and recorded them. I am really comfortable in a recording studio. I'd love to sing demos if anyone is looking for one.

Genre: Country
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Bush Hawg

Bush Hawg

Before Bush Hawg signed-on as the newest group with RCA Records Nashville, the six-man band had a few lines on their website that described their music like this: "A blend of backwoods, blue collars, bar fights and bibles, wrapped in an American flag and washed down with whiskey. You'll feel as if you've just been pistol whipped, then given a keg of beer to help ease the pain." And record deal or not, that in-your-face blast of personality still says a lot about the sound, the style, and the attitude of good times and great music that define Bush Hawg. So, with longtime believer and multi-million-selling CMA Award-winning producer Michael Knox (producer of Jason Aldean's 2011 CMA Album of the Year, My Kinda Party) at the helm, the band set about crafting their full-length debut album. In concert, Bush Hawg's mix of spirited personality, rock energy, and hard-charging outlaw country makes for a dynamic and entertaining live show.

Genre: Country
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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 expert tasty 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 this year.

Genre: Americana
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