Berkleefest Now Better Because of Beer

The second coming of Berkleefest to feature Heady Topper, Zero Gravity, and one really kickass beer garden.


Musician Will Gittens will perform at the second Berkleefest in Stowe, VT. Photo by Berklee College of Music.

Following the success of the first “Berkleefest” on July 26, the Berklee College of Music and Topnotch Resort are hosting their second and final show of the summer season on Saturday, August 30.

The free music festival—on the stunning Mansfield Overlook lawn in Stowe—features some of Berklee’s hottest up and coming talent in genres ranging across pop, rock, jazz, Latin and more. In addition to the music of Great Caesar, Bigfoot Wallace, Will Gittens, Grey Season, patrons of the second installment will be able to shop at artists booths, indulge in food by Topnotch’s executive chef Cortney Quinn, and drink great local craft beer like Heady Topper.

Given its vicinity to some of the region’s best craft brewers, Topnotch Resort will host one of the largest local Craft Beer Garden that New England has ever seen. The local brews will include selections from:

  • Lost Nation
  • Rock Art
  • Long Trail
  • Switchback
  • Otter Creek/Wolaver’s
  • The Alchemist
  • Groennfell Mead
  • Queen City
  • Zero Gravity
  • 14 Star
  • Magic Hat

4000 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT; 802-760-6330 or