"Forget Coors Light and Cover Bands" says the Asbury Park Press

It seems the message is out. LBI may have been associated "big" beer and covers of "Sweet Caroline" for the last few decades, but the Asbury Park Press recognized Hop Sauce for what it is on Thursday with this article entitled 4 New Jersey festivals with unforgettable VIP packages.

"This fourth annual Beach Haven Hop Sauce festival is about bringing in relevant artists from all over and mixing it with hot sauce, craft beer and food to Long Beach Island's emerging arts scene," writes Liz Dennerlein,

"...enjoy bands, like ELEL, which has a Beach House and Wilco sound; as well as Hardwork Movement, a Philly-based hip hop group; and Lee Fields and the Expressions, a soul artists whose voice has been compared to James Brown.... Upgrade your experience with VIP tickets for $150. You will experience a private tent area filled with kegs of beer so you can avoid waiting in line. There also will be shelves to place your bags, so you don't have to worry about carrying your things, as well as food vouchers available that you can trade in for a meal from one of the many vendors...."

They also ran this great gallery with so many fun images of Hop Sauce Fest as part of the feature on VIP experiences.

Things are warming up on LBI. This weekend is the perfect time to buy your VIP tickets.