Nikki Lane and The Mother Hips Jump Start the Festivities

Ready for the seventh Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest on June 2? You would know if you are, because tickets sold out in what seemed like just seconds on Feb. 7 and there won’t be any more available this year. So if you just remembered you wanted to go, it is way too late — or it’s early for next year!

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The Mother Hips

But that should not stop you from enjoying at least some of the fun this year, and Firestone Walker has made that possible with a kickoff concert featuring Nikki Lane and The Mother Hips on Friday, June 1, at Paso Robles Event Center. Tickets for the concert are now available, and you are invited to join the beer festival pregame party.

Joining Firestone Walker on tap will be Boneyard Brewing, Garage Project, Half Acre, Highland Park, Russian River, and Funkwerks & Firestone Walker Collab. The event organizer wants you to know that the available beers can be changed without notice.

Along with the brews, food will be available at the concert so you can fill your face while Nikki Lane and The Mother Hips fills your ears.

Head over to Eventbrite.com to pick up your tickets to the concert.

While the concert gives those locals who missed getting beer fest tickets another option, with only 3,500 FWIBF tickets available worldwide, there are plenty of people forced to fend for themselves in the wild, and pick up a case of 805 at their local grocer.

One look at the Firestone Walker Twitter feed, and you can see how hard it is to get tickets. “Hey guys how quick did they sell out? ten seconds? I tried at 7 a.m., literally refreshing to the point they were available and they still sold out before I could get any” or “Got mine! Seems like they sold out in like 5 seconds. Is that always the case?”

For those lucky 3,500 who got tickets, it means a day of long lines and camaraderie among brewski fans — some local, and some from out of town.

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