SEPTEMBER 24, 2016  |  1-5PM

18th Street Arts Center: 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Join us Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 1-5PM in sunny Santa Monica for BAM Fest (Beer, Art & Music Festival). Sip over 100 brews from more than 40 breweries, visiting open galleries and artist studios and rock out to the music of 3 live bands. Soak it all up with scrumptious bites from gourmet food trucks. As a locally organized fundraising event, all proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center, a non-profit artist residency center.

2015 Breweries

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As an artist residency program, 18th Street offers artists the time and space to create work. Since 1988 the Center has serviced over 450 artists from more than 50 countries. For BAM we will have an amazing set of open studios, exhibitions, and art activities available.
Open Studios 1-3PM
Exhibitions  1-5PM / All day
20min Art and Beer Crash Courses


Stay tuned! We are still booking amazing bands and food trucks.

What is the Beer Art & Music (BAM) Fest?

BAM Fest is a celebration of locally produced art, music and California’s finest craft beers – 40+ craft breweries, 3 bands, galleries, open artist studios and gourmet food trucks make up this one-of-a-kind event. All proceeds benefit 18th Street Arts Center, a Santa Monica 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This is the liveliest and most cultured beer festival in Los Angeles. Beer, Art, and Music never sounded so fun! Produced by Tap & Cheer Events.

Who is 18th Street Arts Center?

18th Street Arts Center is the largest, continuously running artist residency program in Southern California. 18th Street encourages contemporary artists from around the globe to create new work within a supportive environment. We provide artists the space and time to take risks in ways that further the development of their practice. Our mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art-making. We believe that the creative process is just as important as the outcome. Through our artist residencies we are a contemporary art hub that fosters inter-cultural collaboration and dialogue. 18th Street’s residencies, exhibitions, public events, talks, and publications encourage, showcase and support the creation of cutting-edge contemporary art, and foster collaboration and interaction between artists locally, nationally, and internationally.

Who can I contact if I have a question about the festival?

For questions relating to the event production or vendors, please contact Nicole Gordillo Schimpf For questions relating to sponsorship, please contact Serena Johnson For questions relating to media relations or marketing, please contact Nicole Rademacher

What does the ticket include?

Your ticket gets you a BAM Fest tasting glass with unlimited sampling, 4 hours of live music, exploration of artist studios and galleries, and the delight of drinking some of the best craft beers around–all while supporting an important non-profit organization. Support the arts by supporting artists!

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets range from $40-$50 depending on when you purchase your ticket.

Pre-sale: $40

General: $45

At Door: $50

How can I purchase tickets?

Get tickets on Eventbrite.

Please click  HERE  to purchase tickets.

How do I get there and where do I park?

Click  HERE  for directions and parking information.

So I hear there is a bike valet? True or False?

True!! And it is FREE!

Can I bring children?

Sorry. This is a strictly 21+ event. No one underage will be admitted.

Is there a DDP (Designated Driver Program)?

Yes, we sell Designated Driver Tickets at $20 per person. This just allows entry into the venue but no alcohol service and must be purchased at the door.

Is food included in the ticket?

Food is NOT included in your ticket, however there will be fantastic food trucks available for you to enjoy!

Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, no pets allowed. Service animals will be allowed as permitted by Federal law.

What beers do you have?

Check the icons above!!

How can my company become a sponsor?

Please visit our SPONSOR page or contact

How can I apply for a press credential?

Please e-mail for  press contact information. Please include your full information and qualifications.



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18th Street Arts Center is the largest artist residency program in Southern California. Our mission is to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art-making. 18th Street encourages contemporary artists from around the globe to create new work within a supportive environment. Your ticket to BAM Fest supports the arts in Santa Monica and beyond.
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