5 Reasons You Can’t Miss the 5th Anniversary of Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival

Motley Brews

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss the 5th Anniversary of Motley Brews’

Downtown Brew Festival


Las Vegas’ favorite backyard bash takes over the Clark County Amphitheater Saturday, Oct. 22

motley brews

Motley Brews’ Downtown Brew Festival (DBF) returns to the Clark County Amphitheater for its fifth anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 5 to 9 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m. for Early Entry and VIP ticketholders. This intimate installation of Motley Brews’ famous craft beer festival offers fans the opportunity to sample brews from near and far in the quest to explore new and exciting craft beer flavors. With this year marking the fifth anniversary, here are five reasons you definitely can’t miss out:


  1. The Beer.

The Downtown Brew Festival boasts a flavorful roster of 200 of the world’s top craft brews from over 60 different local, regional, national and international breweries. Each brewery will bring the top brews of the season, allowing ticketholders to sample favorites while discovering new tastes. New to this year’s lineup include Nevada locals Lovelady Brewing Company, Record Street Brewing Company and Able Baker Brewing Company, with national newcomers such as Bootlegger’s Brewery, Dudes Brewing Company, 101 North Brewing Company, BoochCraft and Brew Rebellion.


  1. The Food.

The Downtown Brew Festival’s Festaurant Row features a diverse lineup of culinary creations by Las Vegas’ top restaurants and food trucks. Included on this year’s culinary roster are Truck-U-Barbecue, Oming’s Kitchen, QFS Tacos and many more.


  1. VIP Treatment.

VIP ticket holders will be treated to an exclusive experience as they enjoy the VIP Pavilion, an area of the festival focused on providing a private tasting of rare pours and specialty beers while guests sample an assortment of small bites prepared by Las Vegas celebrity chefs. This year, VIP guests will enjoy craft beer-inspired and infused dishes by celebrity chefs from on and off The Strip.


  1. Nonstop Entertainment.

With a stage at the center of the grassy area of the Clark County Amphitheater, music is a clear focal point of the Downtown Brew Festival experience.  Ticketholders will enjoy nonstop music and entertainment by Trevor Green of San Diego, local Las Vegas artist Josh Royse and more.


  1. Enhanced Festival Programming.

Motley Brews has teamed up with a variety of partners to elevate the event by contributing their talents and services to create unique activities and experiences within the festival. Sponsors include Zappos, Land Rover, Resqwater, Whole Foods Market, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, PKWY Tavern and more. Through the collaboration with these and other sponsors, Motley Brews is able to offer new and exciting programs to the tasting experience.


Tickets are now on sale and priced at $35 for General Admission, $45 for Early Entry and $70 for VIP until Friday, Sept. 16. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit Goodie Two Shoes Foundation and Nevada Craft Brewers Association (NCBA). For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the Downtown Brew Festival website.




About Motley Brews:

Founded in 2010, Motley Brews was created for locals and breweries and brew fans alike to share great libations in a true local setting. The organization hosts beer-centric festivals and events designed to bring a local flavor to thousands of Las Vegans who thirst for good times and great beer. The annual Great Vegas Festival of Beer each spring is Nevada’s largest craft beer festival, attracting more than 6,000 attendees each year. The Downtown Brew Festival held each fall is a more intimate affair that showcases the best tastes of the season. Motley Brews believes in giving back to the local community; each festival always benefits a deserving local non-profit organization. To date, Motley Brews has raised more than $100,000 for 501(c)3 charities.


Get the latest news on all Motley Brews events by following on Facebook (Motley Brews) Twitter  and Instagram (@MotleyBrews).

Celebrate Halloween at Neon Museum’s Annual Boneyard Bash



This Year’s Theme: Carnival Sideshow

On Friday, Oct. 31, one of Las Vegas’ most popular Halloween events returns—this year with a gaggle of circus sideshow oddities in tow: The Neon Museum’s Boneyard Bash. Every attendee is strongly encouraged to come dressed in sideshow-inspired attire.

Guests will enjoy letting their freak flags fly in the Neon Museum Boneyard after dark, as well as live entertainment, appearances by the cast of Evil Dead, food trucks, FREE beer, wine and signature cocktail courtesy of Las Vegas Distillery, Banger Brewing, Big Dog’s Brewing Company, Joseph James Brewing Company, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Tenaya Creek Brewery (while supplies last; cash bar also available). Food vendors include Senor Blues, Funnel Cake Café and birthday cupcakes by Freed’s Bakery.

Following the Boneyard Bash, ticket holders can head to Velveteen Rabbit for an after party, which will include a complimentary Halloween cocktail and free “spooky” makeup application by professional makeup artists.

Specialty acts, stilt walkers, jugglers, midway games, tarot card readers and spirited Halloween revelers. Johiah of 93.1 The Party will serve as the emcee and Tote City will be the evening’s DJ. Souvenir photos to be provided by Shutterbooth.

Friday, October 31
General admission: 7 – 10 p.m.

The Neon Museum
770 Las Vegas Blvd., North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

$45 for general admission purchased in advance; $55 at the door; $40 for Neon Museum members. Tickets can be purchased at www.NeonMuseum.org.

A percentage of the proceeds will go to benefit the Museum, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic and cultural enrichment. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby; the Neon Boneyard North Gallery, a separate outdoor exhibition space which is open for educational programs, photography shoots, weddings and special events; as well as nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.NeonMuseum.org.

the boneyard bash





The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today the sponsors and promotional partners including Amazon, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Beats Music, Cabela’s, CAT Entertainment Services, ConAgra Foods, Coors, Cumulus, Dr Pepper, Firestone, Grey Goose, Hostess, Justin Boots, Kohl’s Department Stores, the city of Las Vegas, Martin Guitar, Music Choice, Ole Smoky, PEOPLE Magazine, Pure Via, Ram Trucks, Shazam, SoundExchange, The Boot Campaign, Wrangler Jeans, Yahoo and more associated with events throughout the Week Vegas Goes Country®.  The week culminates with the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   Sponsors and partners for the 49th ACM Awards include:

  • City of Las Vegas “The Week Vegas Goes Country®” is a great example of two brands, the Academy of Country Music and Las Vegas, uniting to deliver unrivaled excitement to thousands of loyal country music fans. The fun-filled weekend is full of exclusive parties, celebrity meet-and-greets and concerts that only this partnership could provide access to. This is the eighth year that “The Week Vegas Goes Country®” has brought unprecedented access to country music stars.
  • Amazon – Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, will provide fans with a comprehensive hub to discover all things ACMs. The partnership will also allow customers to purchase a selection of music from nominees and performers at discounted prices.
  • ConAgra Foods – ConAgra Foods Child Hunger Ends Here program has partnered with ACM Lifting Lives to raise awareness about child hunger in America. At the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, fans will be encouraged to participate with their Child Hunger Ends Here Hope Grocery Experience to learn how they can help with the cause.
  • Coors – Coors has been a proud partner of the Academy of Country Music for over 19 years, proving that great music and ice cold beer is a winning combination. As the exclusive beer partner of the ACM All-Star Jam, Coors helps toast the evening to the recently announced ACM Award Winners. And the ACM Party for a Cause Festival wouldn’t be complete without the Coors Party Bars; a place for fans to sit, relax, and enjoy a Coors.
  • Cumulus – Cumulus Media Networks and the Academy of Country Music have joined forces to engage fans by delivering exclusive cutting edge content through affiliate platforms, including radio, station websites and social media. Cumulus reaches more country fans through its platform than any other broadcaster in the world.  Radio coverage of the ACM Awards will feature original programming, including a two-hour red carpet radio show in advance of the awards along with prime positioning and unprecedented access to talent, offering an unparalleled and unique experience for millions and millions of listeners.
  • Dr Pepper – Through in-store, on-line, and national radio sweepstakes, Dr Pepper gave fans the chance to win a VIP Experience with Rascal Flatts this year at the ACM Awards, giving them a one-of-a-kind experience only Diet Dr Pepper can deliver. But don’t worry, you can still snap your picture on Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience at the ACM Party For a Cause Festival.
  • Justin Boots – As the “Official Boots of the Academy of Country Music Awards”, Justin Boots asked their fans to submit stories about which artist they would most like to thank for making music that changed their lives. Winning story will be awarded the ultimate fan experience during the Week Vegas Goes Country.
  • Kohl’s –Kohl’s is presenting ACM’s New Artist of the Year Award to recognize country music’s New Artists and rising talent. Winning the New Artist of the Year Award is a pivotal moment in any new artist’s career and Kohl’s is proud to sponsor that moment.
  • Music Choice – Multi-platform video and music network Music Choice will air over 30 hours of Academy of Country Music Awards-related moments and archival content across all its properties including Music Choice Play, Video On Demand, Music Channels and MusicChoice.com.
  • PEOPLE Magazine – 750,000 fans will find in their inbox the highly entertaining PEOPLE.com Daily e-blast with ACM tune-in inclusions the week leading up to the telecast.
  • RAM – Ram Trucks knows it takes guts to stand on the ACM stage, which is why Ram is continuing to power the vote for ACM Entertainer of the Year and entitling the “ACM Ram Red Carpet.” At the Ram Ride and Drive outdoor test track at the ACM Party for  Cause Festival, fans can experience firsthand the refined interior, capabilities and handling of the Ram 1500, the only vehicle to win Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year for two consecutive years,  and watch the “Raminator” monster truck crush cars and provide live demos throughout the weekend.
  • Shazam – The Academy of Country Music Awards has partnered with music and TV App Shazam to provide viewers with a second screen experience of the show. When viewers use Shazam anytime during the broadcast, they will have access to nominee and performer information, additional free artist content, and the ability to download music from the Academy of Country Music Awards nominees and performers.
  • Wrangler Jeans – The “Official Jeans of the ACM Awards” is partnering with the Academy to deliver behind-the-scenes glimpses of a network award show through its newest initiative, the Wrangler Network, a first-of-its-kind mobile and online destination that serves as a centralized hub for all Western lifestyle content. Through this online platform, fans will be able to access the exclusive content by visiting www.WranglerNetwork.com after the show. Country music fans can stay tuned to www.WranglerNetwork.com and www.Facebook.com/WranglerWestern for more exclusive ACM coverage and giveaways.
  • Yahoo – Yahoo will exclusively live stream a 90-minute Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet pre-show from 6:30pm – 8pm EST. RAM Country on Yahoo Music (http://ramcountry.music.yahoo.com) will also feature extensive editorial coverage around the event, top moments from past shows, special exclusives and much more.
  Sponsors and partners for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival include:
  • Beats Music – Beats Music is enhancing the backstage greenroom for performing artists at the ACM Party for a Cause festival, giving them a place to relax before taking the stage, and get a chance to demo the app, receive VIP free trials, a custom photo booth and lots of Beats swag
  • Cabela’s – For the second year, the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event, part of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival weekend events, will bring together hosts Luke Bryan and Justin Moore along with several other country music artist to test their skills in an archery exhibition.
  • CAT Entertainment Services – CAT Entertainment Services has joined us a a partner for this year and is providing all of the generator power and technicians for the stages and festival
  • Firestone – Country fans will have the chance to experience the Firestone auto simulator and meet some of their favorite Country stars when they visit the Firestone booth at the ACM Party for a Cause festival.
  • Hostess – Celebrate with Hostess® at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. Fans can enjoy Hostess snack samples and win a chance to upgrade your seats. Plus, be on the lookout for special appearances by Twinkie the Kid!
  • Ole Smoky – Ole Smoky Moonshine will be bringing the best Tennessee moonshine with their Mobile Holler at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival.
  • Pure Via – Pure Via, the all-natural, non-GMO, zero-calorie sweetener, is giving fans a chance to meet Jewel at the ACM booth at the ACM Party For a Cause Festival on Saturday at 2:30pm.
  • The Boot Campaign – Fans of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival will have the opportunity to compete against decorated military Veterans in a push-up competition for charity, and meet some of their favorite country music artists.
  Sponsors and partners for the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic include:
  • Presenting Sponsor: Segway
  • Co-Sponsors: Sound Image and Live Nation.
  • Participating Sponsors: PING, William Morris Endeavor, The Fitzgerald Hartley Company, McGhee Entertainment, Creative Artists Agency, Champion Risk & Insurance Services, L.P., Richards & Southern Inc., Loeb & Loeb LLC, Van Atkins Jewelers, Fry’s Electronics, Inc. and G/FORE.
  • Contributing Sponsors: Big Machine Label Group, Buck Owens’ Enterprises, Buddy Lee Attractions, Losers Most Wanted Bar and Grill, Miller Coors, PARADIGM, Police Productions, Premier Global Production, SESAC, Sony Music Nashville, Universal Music Group Nashville and Warner Music Group.
  Sponsors and partners for the ACM All-Star Jam post-party include:
  • Barefoot Wine & Bubbly – Barefoot Wine & Bubbly will be on hand at the ACM All-Star Jam as the Official Wine sponsor, so fans can kick-off their boots and enjoy the ACM’s no-holds-barred musical tradition.
  • Grey Goose –The World’s Best Tasting Vodka, is hosting a VIP ultra premium lounge at the ACM All Star Jam.  This year’s experience provides invited guests a night of celebration and fun while enjoying world class Grey Goose cocktails.
  • Martin Guitar – Martin Guitar has been making the world’s best acoustic guitars for over 180 years. Country music superstars performing at the ACM All-Star Jam will have the opportunity to play these premiere guitars backstage, courtesy of C.F. Martin & Co., Inc.
  • SoundExchange – The ACM All-Star Jam is sponsored in part by SoundExchange, an independent performance rights organization with a mission to support, protect and propel the entire music industry forward. SoundExchange collects and distributes digital royalties for the streaming of sound recordings for recording artists like those performing at the ACM Awards.
  For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com , like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.  Download the FREE ACM App for maps, information and to build your own schedule for The Week Vegas Goes Country®. iPhone users can download the app HERE and Andriod users can download the app on Google Play HERE .