The Big Sip featuring Gin Blossoms

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  • May 23rd 2020 1:00 - 5:00 PM
  • 12:00 PM VIP Admission | 1:00 - 5:00 PM General Admission

  • DD: $20 | GA: $40 | VIP: $80 | 4-Pack: $144
  • Upper Campus | Market Sheds & Great Lawn
  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in purchasing a VIP ticket, you will add the VIP package to your General Admission tickets at checkout.

Festival season is starting early with the launch of the first-ever spring beverage festival - The Big Sip!

Join us for the ultimate mixer

Sample all of your favorite boozy beverages - from spiked seltzer, wine and beer to cider, mead and more. All while enjoying the beautiful Bethel Woods grounds.


Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a group of your nearest and dearest for a day of live music, unlimited beverage sampling, outdoor lawn games and activations. Fun, fizzy, fresh, and new.


Plus, Ma & Pa's Mechanical Bull Rides will be on-site for you to take the ride of your life!

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Become a VIP and you'll enjoy

+ Exclusive, early entry to the festival

+ Uninterrupted tastings from 12:00 PM  to 1:00 PM, before the general public

+ Access to a private, outdoor lounge

+ An exclusive dining session in the Event Gallery (available at either 1:00 PM or 2:30 PM)

+ A commemorative tasting glass


Presented by Jim Beam

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Experience live music from Gin Blossoms

In the late '80s, Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown heroes of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona. Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars.  Their breakout record New Miserable Experience was where their rise to fame began. This album kept the band on the chart for almost 3 years with singles “Hey Jealousy,” “Allison Road,” Until I Fall Away,” “Mrs. Rita,” and “Found Out About You.” The crossover hits on New Miserable Experience played on 4 radio formats and, to date, have sold over 5 million records. From their breakout album through today, Robin, Jesse, Bill and Scotty have sold over 10 million records and are one of the most in demand '90s live artists who began at the end of the grunge era. In 2017 the band went back in the studio recording a new album. Fans will get a taste of the new album as it works its way into their live set.

Stay for The Big Sip After Party!

Wish the fun didn’t end at 5 PM?  You’re in luck! Join us for The Big Sip After Party for even more music, drinks, and games. Cost of admission is just $10 and includes (1) drink ticket.



Please note: There is no early bird pricing for this event and the GA 4-pack is not available on the day of the event. This is a 21+ event. All attendees, including Designated Drivers, MUST be 21+ years of age. Photo ID required for entry.  Prices will increase the week of the festival by $5, beginning on 5/16 at 12 AM and again the day-of the event.

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Looking to save on your ticket purchase? Here's how:

Group Pricing: Groups between 10-19 people will save $5/ticket. Groups 20+ will save $10/ticket. To take advantage of this exclusive rate, please click here.  

Season Lawn Pass Holders: Enjoy $5 off your General Admission ticket! Purchase your ticket here.

Bethel Woods Members: Receive $10 off General Admission and $5 off VIP ticketsLearn more about Membership here.