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Lightning to host 2nd annual Bolts Brew Fest at AMALIE Arena

Event brings together local & national craft breweries for a night of sampling

by Press Release /

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Lightning announced today that they will be hosting Bolts Brew Fest at AMALIE Arena on Friday, August 17, beginning at 7:00 PM. The three-hour event will include craft beers from many different local craft breweries, oversized games, Lightning personalities & more!

General Admission tickets will include unlimited beer sampling and other fun perks to be announced. 

Craft beer enthusiasts can purchase a VIP Admission ticket which will allow them access into the event one hour prior to general admission. VIP includes parking, unlimited beer sampling, early entry from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM for an extra hour of sampling without the crowds, access to AMALIE Arena's Lexus Lounge featuring exclusive VIP-only beer and food, a Tampa Bay Lightning Locker Room Tour and one (1) complimentary ticket voucher for one (1) Tampa Bay Lightning pre-season game.

Tickets for the event will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, June 28, beginning at 10:00 AM. A presale for Creative Loafing subscribers and Lightning Insiders will be available on Tuesday, June 26, beginning at 10:00 AM. Tickets can be purchased by going to  

Get your tickets as early as possible, the following ticket structure will be in effect:

General Admission
$35.00 Flash Sale (June 28 through July 5)
$45.00 Early Bird (July 6 through July 20)
$55.00 Advance (July 21 through August 16)
$65.00 Door (August 17)

VIP Admission
$95.00 Flash Sale (June 28 through July 5)
$105.00 Early Bird (July 6 through July 20)
$125.00 Advance (July 21 through August 16)
$150.00 Door (August 17)

A Designated Driver ticket will also be available for $35.00, for the General Admission only.

There will be more than 100 craft beer varieties from more than 50 local and national breweries for individuals to choose from at the event. The full lineup of participating breweries will be announced prior to the event.

TICKETS: Tickets for the event go on sale Thursday, June 28, at 10:00 AM at the McDonald's® Ticket Office at AMALIE Arena, Ticketmaster outlets and at Order tickets by phone by calling 800.745.3000. Please see above for price breakdown for price points. Prices do not include facility fee or service charges. Advanced parking passes are available at or the ticket office. Visit or call 813.301.2500 for more information.

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