New ‘AMP Fest’ beer and music festival to debut Oct. 2

A new beer, music and technology festival is coming to the region this fall.

Walton Arts Center officials last week announced the first ever AMP Fest, featuring live music and brews from local, regional, and national breweries, will take place at the venue on Sunday, Oct. 2.

The event is organized by Walton Arts Center’s Corporate Leadership Council, and is intended to raise awareness and funds for the arts center’s Arts Education programming.

According to the announcmenet, the festival will feature unlimited samples of craft beer from more than 20 selected breweries, and three stages of live music. There is a technology component to the festival as well, with virtual reality exhibitions, video game competitions, and local tech companies “showing off their latest breakthroughs” also planned for the event.

Early bird tickets are $70, and are now on sale through Aug. 2. Admission includes a free sampling glass, an AMP Fest t-shirt created by Fayettechill, and a commemorative growler.

The full music and beer lineup will be announced on Aug. 3, and general admission tickets will go on sale at that time as well.

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