14th Annual BaconFest Returns Entertainment Lineup Announced

When it comes to pure entertainment and food satisfaction, there are few things better than an afternoon of bacon, beer and bands! That's right Atlantans, if you haven't already gotten your tickets there is still time to ensure you don't miss out on the 14 th annual BaconFest. The entertainment lineup for this fun event has just been announced because you definitely need some good ol' fashioned tunes to go with your bacon. Read on to find out who's playing, as well as all the details for ticket pricing and event location. One of the best ways to usher in Atlanta festival season has officially returned! The 14 th annual BaconFest - and first one to take place outside the Dad's Garage Theatre grounds, will descend upon the Masquerade Music Park on Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. In addition to the copious amounts of bacon and beer, Dad's Garage Theatre is happy to announce the 3rd, 4th and 5th most important elements at this year's BaconFest. Sponsored by MailChimp, the event will be a gluttonously unforgettable day filled with nonstop live music, entertainment and games, bacon galore, and plenty of ice cold beer courtesy of Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Selling out every year, all proceeds benefit Dad's Garage Theatre Company, a nonprofit theatre group that engages, cultivates and inspires artists and audiences alike by producing innovative, scripted and improvised works. Tickets start at $25 and are on sale now at www.dadsgarage.com for ages 21 and up. Full of kitsch and not for the faint of heart, the game and entertainment booths at BaconFest are created and manned by the wildly entertaining Dad's Garage improv actors. This year's games include: Hobo Wine Tasting with the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club; Chill the Eff Out with Lucky Yates; Improvised Advice; Shut the Box; Terrible Caricatures; Compliments by Karen; Mistress Scraps, Fortune Teller; Dr. Boobies, M.D.; Sanitary Smooches; Naughty Face Painting; Shecky Bergman's Mini Roast; Game On's Video Game Truck; Adult Bounce House; Fitness Battalion's Fitness Challenge (winner gets a treat, loser gets a carrot); Mary Todd Hair and Beard Stylings; Bone Lick BBQ Stand Up Comedy Booth; Kanga Blaster Booth; Palookaville Corndog Obstacle Course; The Wheel of Schatz; and the Turner Bike Face Off.

Local businesses have also jumped on board to provide tastings, activities, and special offerings for attendees, including Whynatte, Happy Hour Confections, Frozen Pints Ice Cream, Bone Lick BBQ, Establishment, The Wrecking Bar, The Atlanta Rollergirls, Dough Bakery, and The Atlanta Freedom Band. While the more than 2,250 pounds of bacon donated by The Vortex Bar & Grill and cooked up by Thumbs Up Diner is always the main attraction, this year, Dad's Garage has booked four local favorites to take the stage that are sure to keep the event rocking from start to finish. BaconFest's 2014 entertainment lineup is comprised of Thimblerig Circus; Blast Off Burlesque; The Seed and Feed Marching Abominable; The Dirt Poets; and The Soggy Top Boys. As always, BaconFest's silent auction has an array of items, packages and experiences that are up for grabs, including a pair of round-trip tickets to anywhere in the continental United States on Delta Airlines and dinner for 10 at Chef Kevin Gillespie's latest restaurant, Gunshow.

Additional silent auction items have generously been donated by the Cartoon Network, FX's Archer , Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, Muss & Turners, Atlantic Station, and many more. All proceeds from the auction benefit Dad's Garage Theatre. Dad's Garage is offering three ticket options for the 14th annual BaconFest: - Portioned Porking ($25 online): Admission to the festival, 5 game tickets, and three cups full of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, bacon or both. - Bottomless Bacon ($45 online): Admission to the festival, unlimited game playing, and unlimited Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and bacon. - Go Whole Hog!