Beer Bourbon and BBQ Festival at Atlantic Station

Despite the frigid temps and lack of outdoor activities, it's always a nice surprise when a festival that would be perfectly suited for the spring or summer season, pops up during the winter. That's exactly the case with the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival, held this year at Midtown's Atlantic Station. This event is sure to be a great and unexpected way to kick off the impending festival season. If you love any of the three things comprised of the event's name, you're sure to have a blast! The Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival, held at Atlantic Station on Saturday March 2, promises a great day of beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE -TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors are on-site if you get hungry all while enjoying seminars in the tasting theater and live music all day. The participating restaurants include: Pit Boss BBQ, Grand Champion BBQ, Shane's Rib Shack, Pig-N-Chik BBQ, Big Shanty Smokehouse, Nana G's Chicken & Waffles and Meat-Me-At-The-Grill Catering.

There are two session for the festival, which include the VIP Saturday Bacon & Whole Hog Session from noon to 6pm and the Regular Saturday Session from 2pm to 6pm. VIP tickets are $75 in advance only, while the Regular Session tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. With your VIP ticket you can expect admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass & lanyard, unlimited samplings of beer and bourbon, food tastings outlined above and bacon sampling from Noon - 3pm, two extra hours of sampling, access to VIP restrooms and VIP tasting area, and all live entertainment.

Regular Session tickets also have benefits, like admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited beer and bourbon sampling, and all live entertainment. You must be 21 and up to attend this event due to the large presence of alcohol, IDs will be checked. As if this spirited festival couldn't get any better, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Spirit of Hope Children's Foundation. For more information on the Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival, visit For more information about the author, Danielle Jennings, please visit my Google+ profile page.