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“Without the support of Cape May Brewing Company -- the cheerleading, the enthusiasm, the energy, and, well, the beer, the Exit Zero Jazz Festival would be a lesser experience for all."

Exit Zero Jazz Festival Comes to the Brewtanical Garden!

The cultural event of the season is almost upon us, and, once again, Cape May Brewing Company is pleased to be a sponsor.

It’s the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, and it’s coming to the Brewtanical Garden!

“Exit Zero Jazz Festival values all of our Festival Partners,” says festival organizer Michael Kline. “Without the support of Cape May Brewing Company — the cheerleading, the enthusiasm, the energy, and, well, the beer, the Exit Zero Jazz Festival would be a lesser experience for all. Our Festival Partners have pitched in to make the pivot to all outdoor venues an incredible success, and, as a result, Cape May hosted the only live and in-person Jazz Festival in North America the last 6 months of 2020 and the first 6 months of 2021.”

And we’re certainly proud to be hosting the jazz festival this year.

“We’ve been a longtime sponsor of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival,” says Tasting Room General Manager Chris Costello, “and it is beyond exciting to be able to take a more active role as we did last fall and we’ll do this spring by hosting a stage in the Brewtanical Garden.”

The 2020 spring festival will be the second festival that we’ve been an official venue for the festival, and Chris has plans to improve upon the visitor experience in the Brewtanical Garden.

“And because of that, the Exit Zero Jazz Festival will be even better!” Chris jokes. “We had a great time putting on the show last year and, as most things at CMBC go, we like to make it better every year. I cannot wait to see Fat Mezz play again, those kids put on one hell of a show, and I’m really excited to see them collaborate with Big Boy Brass Band.”

Friday, April 23, 5:00-8:00pm, Two Sets

To kick off the weekend, we’re thrilled to welcome Swift Technique!

Philadelphia’s multi-faceted musical collective, Swift Technique’s unique hybrid blend of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, and relentless showmanship has propelled the group into its most successful period to date. With potent, dynamic horn lines, thunderous bass and drums, driving guitar and keys, and more dance moves than you can shake a booty at, Swift Technique’s live performances are unmatched in energy, musicianship, and pure feel-good fun. A big horn band oozing swagger and funk, Swift Technique’s mission is to get you grooving and grinning. Picture a cross between Tower of Power and the Average White Band, with the added attraction of the soulful vocalist Chelsea ViaCava.

For Friday tickets, click here!

Saturday, April 24, 12:00-7:00pm, Multiple Alternating Sets

On Saturday, we welcome back Fat Mezz and introduce Big Boy Brass Band!

Blending classic modern musical styles, Fat Mezz, a high-energy group of talented, young, South Jersey-based musicians, will entertain you with such artists as The Grateful Dead and Marvin Gaye, jamming out everything in between. This quartet has rocked our Brewtanical Garden in the past, and we’re thrilled to have them back for more. They’ll also be joined by horn players from the Big Boy Brass Band, so you won’t want to miss it!

Big Boy Brass Band will be making their Cape May Brewing Co. debut with infectious parade beats and rousing punctuations from the horns while keeping the funk percolating. The nine-piece band will play energetic New Orleans-style brass band music that pulls inspiration from many similar groups, as well as rock, pop, and funk influences.

For Saturday tickets, click here!

Sunday, April 25, 12:00 – 6:00 pm, Multiple Sets

We’re thrilled to welcome Snacktime Philly and GA-20!

With Snacktime Philly, dancing is still allowed! Composed of some of the best musicians the Philly area has to offer, Snacktime Philly is a direct result of the global pandemic, borne out of finding ways to experience live music in the “new normal”. Sure to get you on your feet, this brass band has been popping up everywhere in the area, from polling places to city parks, while urging fans of live music to help support local artists. 

Formed by friends Pat Faherty and Matthew Stubbs in Boston, MA in 2018, GA-20 was borne out of their mutual love of heavy traditional Blues, R&B, and Rock & Roll of the late 50s and early 60s. The two bonded over legendary artists like Lazy Lester, J.B. Lenoir, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, and Junior Wells, and they set out to write, record and perform a modern version of this beloved art form. Joined by drummer Tim Carman in 2019, GA-20 is a trio of 2 guitars, vocals and drums. Revelers will love their raw, passionate, and honest performance. 

For Sunday tickets, click here!

We’ll be opening the gates at the Brewtanical Garden at 4pm on Friday. You can buy tickets in advance here — individual days of music are only $10 now, $15 at the door —, and don’t miss the Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass! On the day of the show, your ticket will be good for a full day of music, but the Hops Pass is the real deal — for only $68, you’ll get first-come, first-served entry to select outdoor venues of the festival, including the Cape May Brewing Company Brewtanical Garden!

See you then!