FESTIVAL OF THE ANGRY BEAR
2023 TAP LINEUP
***ONLY AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL TENT BAR
***AVAILABLE AT ALL BARS
***AVAILABLE AT THE FESTIVAL TENT BAR
FEAST OF FOOD TRUCKS
LIVE MUSIC LINEUP
A blend of psychedelia, Americana, twang-rock and jelly-roll with a healthy dose of pop sensibility holding things together, like bits and pieces of all your favorite bands exploded into rock ‘n roll confetti.
Buckle up and enter hyperdrive for a nostalgic rip through the 90's & 2000's featuring the raddest rock/alt/punk & emo, driven by the Keweenaw's premier throwback party band.
CHARLIE MILLARD BAND
Northern Michigan's piano man and his trio performing powerful indie-Americana with tones of 60'/70's rock and roll overdrive that's a movie for your ears drums.
THE BROTHERS QUINN
Four-piece folk ensemble from southeastern Wisconsin and performing a variety of genres including Irish, bluegrass, classic country, and blues.
WHO DAT BRASS BAND
The March of the Angry Bear rages on with ripping horns and second line serenades. Funk, jazz, soul in a trombone blender.
RAMBLE TAMBLE'S PSYCHADELIC BEACH PARTY
The northernmost surf rock outfit in all the land. High motor energy and crashing riffs. Grab yer board and get ready to shred.
Stick around for the AFTERPARTY! Performing upstairs to close out the night. Energetic, ear bending Hip Hop & Neo-Soul from the motherland.
PRIZES • GLORY • FAME
BEAR RUN RELAY
4:30PM @ PICNIC TENT
GROWL(ER) HOLDING CHALLENGE
6:30PM @ BEACH STAGE
COSTUME CONTEST & DANCE OFF
9:00PM @ BEACH STAGE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Is there a Cover Charge? NO WAY! The Festival is FREE & OPEN TO ALL. That said, if you want to imbibe those puckering brews, you’ll need to purchase a festival cup.
Will the tap room be open prior to the festival? No. The tap room and festival grounds will open promptly at 3pm.
How Much Are Festival Cups? Get your fill in the 12 oz. Angry Bear Goblet for $6 or snag one of the limited edition 16 oz. insulated MiiR tumblers OR Steins at the merch table for $40 while supplies last. All festival vessels are available for presale in the tap room
Age Restrictions: All bears must be 21+, baby bears will not be permitted
Can I use my festival cup from last year? YES! Bring it with, we’ll fill it!
Can I bring in water? NO CARRY INS WILL BE PERMITTED. You are welcome to bring a water bottle, but it must be filled within the festival grounds.
Restrooms: Since trees on Spring Street are sparse, we’ve upped the number of restrooms for all you Angry Bears. Upstairs, downstairs and a line of port-a-potties outside the tent.
Is the festival heated? Spring is here, but we know that April in the U.P. can be a mixed bag. Tents will be heated, but we advise everyone to dress as appropriately or inappropriately as they feel comfortable with.
Can I bring my pet? Unfortunately no. Leave the fur at home unless you’re wearing it
What’s all this about tokens? We’ve implemented a token system for this year so we can speed up the beer lines and keep your cup full! We are also making the festival tip-less, as gratuity is included in each pour.
Tip-Less? Yeah, you read that right. A portion of each purchase goes directly to our service team. If you want to go above and beyond, tokens, cash, and/or kindness will be graciously accepted at all bars.
Can I purchase tokens in advance? Yes you can! Token and cup packages are available for presale the week before the festival. There will also be two token locations inside the festival if you need to re-supply. (The merchandise table will accept cash/cc/tokens). Tokens are $3/each.
What’s the Exchange Rate for tokens? Tokens will cost $3 a piece with pours ranging from 1 to 3 tokens.
Leftover tokens? Don’t fret, tokens can be used in the taproom for the rest of April!
Any more brainbusters? Feel free to call the tap room @ 906.228.8888 or email email@example.com
LIVE FROM THE COMMUNITY SPACE
A Special Angry Bear Edition of Science on Tap presented by Michigan DNR’s Cody Norton (Bear, Furbearer, & Small Games Specialist) & Tyler Petroelje (Wildlife Research Specialist.)
“Our Bears Avoid the White Powder: Michigan Black Bear Seasonality”
SOT is hosted and developed by NMU’s collective of mad scientists. Quenching thirst and curiosity every month in the Community Space.
BLOW YOUR MIND >>> UPSTAIRS @ 3:30PM
MC’d by co-founder and mischief maker, Bugsy Sailer, catch a teaser of the Fresh Coast Film Festival.
A documentary film festival held just before the Angry Bear goes down for hibernation.
This special sneak peak will highlight films that celebrate the outdoor lifestyle, adventure, conservation & inspiration in a water-rich environment, and the resilient spirit of the Great Lakes & Upper Midwest.
ADVENTURE AWAITS >>> UPSTAIRS @ 5:30PM
Stick around after the tent closes for a party within the party.
The upstairs will be bumping til midnight!