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BaconFest, the wildly popular annual event benefiting Dad’s Garage, will once again descend upon the thriving, mid-size theatre’s home turf in Inman Park on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Attracting more and more bacon, beer and music lovers every year, BaconFesters are invited to enjoy copious (we’re talking more than 1,200 lbs.!) amounts of delicious bacon donated by The Vortex Bar & Grill and cooked by the local grill masters at D.B.A. Barbecue, cold beer, nonstop entertainment and an impressive silent auction. All proceeds benefit Dad’s Garage, a local nonprofit theatre that produces comedy improve and original scripted work year-round, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tickets for the 13th annual event start at $25 for ages 21 and up and are available for purchase online at www.dadsgarage.com.
The kitschy festival has become a fixture in the Atlanta community by combining troughs upon troughs of cold beer and sizzlin’ bacon with live performances by favorite local bands; hilarious carnival games manned by the best improvisers in the city; and unforgettable entertainment. Past games over the years have included: Hunt an Improviser; a Wheelchair Obstacle Course; Hobo Wine Tasting; Name That Keanu Quote; Insult Booth; Compliment Booth; the Victorian Phone Sex Booth; and many more.
Returning to BaconFest is the “Whole Hog!” VIP ticket option that gives festival-goers exclusive access to a whole pig roasted by the critically acclaimed barbecue masters at Bone Lick BBQ and delicious specialty brews. Additionally, local businesses such as Diesel Filling Station, P’cheen International Bistro and Pub, Pine Street Market, Corner Tavern, King of Pops, and The Wrecking Bar have jumped on board to provide tastings and special offerings for attendees. More details about this year’s bands, games and partners will be announced in the coming weeks.
- Bottomless Bacon ($45 online): Admission to the festival, unlimited game playing, and unlimited beer and bacon.
- Whole Hog! ($85 online): Still not enough swine? For $40 more, attendees can upgrade from ‘Bottomless Bacon’ and ham it up with some serious style by getting access to whole pig roasted to perfection by Bone Lick BBQ, several kegs of specialty beer, and some exotically flavored bacon. Whole Hoggers also get a special BaconFest 2013 t-shirt!
Prices will increase by $2 on March 1st and the event will sell out, so get your tickets early.
BaconFest will be held outside in the parking lots of Dad’s Garage Theatre in Inman Park at 280 Elizabeth Street, Suite C-101. The event will be held rain or shine, ages 21 and up. Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA. For more information, directions or to purchase tickets visit www.dadsgarage.com or call 404.523.3141. A special thanks to our 2013 sponsors including: MailChimp, The Vortex Bar & Grill, and D.B.A. Barbecue.
About Dad’s Garage Theatre Company:
Founded in 1995, Dad’s Garage Theatre Company has grown from a small volunteer led organization to a thriving mid-size theatre led by professional artistic and administrative staff that includes over 300 volunteers and performers. Each Year, Dad’s Garage entertains more than 32,000 people at the two-theatre facility in Inman Park, public events across the state, and at improv festivals across the continent. In addition to outrageous original productions, Dad’s Garage produces improv shows 52 weeks per year, educates young improvisers in a year-round high school outreach program, and facilitates onsite classes and workshops for the general public. Dad’s Garage is committed to elevating the awareness of the arts in the Atlanta community through the production of original theatrical works, education, and the creative outlets found through improvisation. For more information, visit Dad’s Garage Theatre Company online at dadsgarage.com.