Short’s Anni Party 15 FAQ’s

Where can I buy tickets?

Short’s Anni Party 15 tickets are available now for purchase online through MyNorth Tickets.

If not sold out, tickets will be available at the gates on the day of the festival for $40.

Do I have to bring a printed copy of my ticket?

It is preferred to have your printed ticket available, but we can also scan your ticket off of your mobile device.

Can I bring my kids?

Sorry, Short’s Anni Party 15 is strictly a 21 and up event. A valid, government-issued photo ID is required at entry. This includes babies and toddlers. No exceptions.

Will the Pub be open?

The Pub and Deli will be open with a limited menu, and Short’s Mart will be open for all of your merchandise needs. There will be food, restrooms, and beverages available both indoors and out. The Pub will be closed to non-party attendees and will not be open before the party begins.  

Food available outside – 

Where is Short’s Anni Party 15 happening?

Short’s Anni Party 15 takes place on the streets surrounding our Pub in downtown Bellaire, with most of the festival grounds being on North Bridge Street. The festival entrance is located at the intersection of North Bridge Street and M88.

How much does it cost to get in?

Tickets are available on our website, through MyNorth Tickets.

Advanced tickets are $35 for entrance with tokens and (if any tickets remain) $40 the day of.

Pre-Party tickets are $70 and include early entrance at 2:30 pm, (6) drink tokens, a custom Anni 15 reusable cup, a custom Short’s knit bottle koozie, a 22 oz. Private Stache bottle of Anni Ale 15, a Short’s Anni Party 15 poster signed by Joe Short himself, and a Short’s Brew swag bag to carry it all in!

Can I just join in for the Pre-Party if I don’t want to attend the rest of the party?

If you want to pay for a Pre-Party ticket, grab your goodies, do a quick visit, and then leave, sure! Whatever floats your boat!

Does my ticket include anything?

$35 tickets include entrance to the party and (6) drink tokens and a custom Anni 15 reusable cup.

Pre-Party tickets include early entrance at 2:30 pm, (6) drink tokens, a custom Anni 15 reusable cup, a custom Short’s knit bottle koozie, a 22 oz. Private Stache bottle of Anni Ale 15, a Short’s Anni Party 15 poster signed by Joe Short himself, and a Short’s Brew swag bag to carry it all in!

Tokens are good for outside beverages only, (1) token = 8oz. regular pour or 6oz. gourmet pour (double your pour for 2 tokens!)

Tickets also include access to all food and drink trailers, as well as the Pub and Short’s Mart.

Additional tokens are available for $2.50 a token and are able to be used for beer or cider in the streets (you may use cash or credit to make purchases in the Pub). Both cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Music: Who is playing? When is each band playing?

The schedule is as follows:

  • 4:00 – 5:00 Toppermost Beatles Tribute
  • 5:00 – 5:30 Toast with Joe Short
  • 5:30 – 7:00 The Insiders: Tom Petty Tribute Band
  • 7:30 – 9:00 Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers


All stage performances will be held under the large “music tent” located on the east side of Bridge Street.

How do I get a beverage?

(6) drink tokens will be included with the “Pre-Party” ticket and “It Gets You In with Tokens!” ($35) ticket, and provided as you enter the party. Additional tokens will be available at Short’s Mart, Short’s Annex tent,  and from roaming token salespersons. There will be three beverage trailers outside, and two bars inside at the Pub. There will be two tiers of beverages available, regular and gourmet. Each token will be good for (1) 8oz regular pour or (1) 6oz gourmet pour (double your pour for 2 tokens!). Step up and order from one of our friendly staffers, and provide us with a beer token in exchange. Tokens will not be taken inside the Pub, and Pub glasses will not be allowed outside of the Pub.

Will there be bottled beer for sale?

Yes! We will have our bottled beer available for purchase in Short’s Mart or the Pub. The Honey Badger will be home to our beer check so that you do not have to carry your bottles and growlers with you.

Our Pre-Sale Private Stache 22 oz. bottles are only available for purchase before the event starts and in limited quantities. Get yours while they last!

Do you allow samples?

Unfortunately, because of the nature of the event, we will not be pouring samples. If you have questions about a particular beer, our friendly staff will be happy to help!

Can I return my unused beverage tokens?

Unfortunately no. Beverage tokens are non-refundable and have no cash value. However, any tokens that are not used by the end of the party can be donated to the Bellaire DDA on your way out!

Can I bring my own water?

We will permit non-glass empty or sealed water bottles and will have several complimentary water-filling stations throughout the festival.

Will you be doing brewery tours during the festival?

We will not. Due to the sheer size of the party, we are not able to provide tours.

Will there be commemorative shirts at the party? 

Not at the party, but you can order yours in advance here!

Can I get my growler filled?

Yes, but glass will not be allowed on the streets at Anni Party. If you purchase a growler or any other beer at the pub, you will be asked to use our handy Beer Check located at the Vintage Truck – aka the Honey Badger near the entrance. You will be able to conveniently check in and leave your beer until you choose to leave the festival grounds.

Will the festival sell-out?

We hope so! If this is something that concerns you, purchase your ticket in advance!

I’m a Mug Club Member. Can I use my mug? Do I get an additional discount on beverage tickets?

Unfortunately, there will be no special discounts for our mug club members. All beverages at Short’s Anni Party 15 will be served out of provided reusable plastic cups or compostable cups.

I bought a ticket, but now I can’t attend. Can I get a refund?

Unfortunately, festival passes are not refundable.

Is there re-entry?

Yes, however, re-entry will be permitted at the discretion of our staff & festival security.

What if it rains?

Short’s Anni Party 15 is a rain-or-shine event. Being outdoors, rain is always a possibility. We hope for the best but we suggest that you check the weather and come prepared!

Is the event handicap accessible?

Yes! All areas of the festival grounds are handicap accessible.

Where do I park?

You can find directions and parking information here.

Are there any deals for lodging?

You can find information about local lodging options and rates here.

Are there any shuttles available this year?

Yes, Anni Party shuttles will be provided by Blue Lakes By the Bay Shuttles.  They will be picking up at the Old Town Parking Deck on 125 E Eighth St in Traverse City and shuttle to Bellaire.

You can find more information about available shuttles here.


For any questions concerning the Short’s Brewing 15th Anniversary Party please contact us at or give us a call at  (231)498-2300, extension: 100