BestBuzz QR Codes Power Big Texas Beer Fest

The only way to get free tickets to Big Texas Beer Fest is to scan this QR code

This Texas shaped QR code will win you FREE Sold Out VIP Tickets to the Big Texas Beer Fest.

The Big Texas Beer Fest is back and better than ever.  The event, which was founded last year by beer aficionados and husband and wife team,  Chad and Nellie Montgomery,  will be held in the Automotive Building at Fair Park on April 6th. The event will feature more than 100 breweries from around the world, including 20+ from the state of Texas.  This year’s attendance is anticipated to surpass the 4,000 attendees the inaugural event drew last year.

Big Texas Beer Fest is Powered by BestBuzz.

“After meeting with Carrie and Ondine at BestBuzz, we were really excited about BestBuzz’s ability to translate our message to a captive audience, with their unique technology platform. We’re excited and honored to be working with their team!”  said Nellie.

The only way to get VIP Tickets!

BestBuzz is excited to be sponsoring the Big Texas Beer Fest. Our App & QR codes will power the giveaways, which includes two pairs of sold out VIP tickets! 

Text BEERS to 63566 to download the BestBuzz QR Code Scanner and scan the  Texas shaped QR code on the flyer above and enter to win 2 VIP tickets to the event.

Winners will be notified by email.

Event Details

While last year’s event featured mostly Texas brewers from the local area, this year’s event has drawn brewers from Austin, Houston, Seattle, and from other parts of the country and world to come showcase their best brews. “We were fortunate to have really unique beers last year” commented Chad, “the lineup at this year’s festival will be even better.”

The success of the 2012 festival, which was named one of the Top 14 craft beer and spirits festivals in the United States by, also gained international attention. Chad was excited to tell us that Chris Bauweraerts, brewer at Brasserie d’Achouffe in Belgium, will be one of the thousands of attendees this year.

In addition to award-winning beers from all over the world, the festival will also feature 10 local food trucks. You will be able to sample artisan cheeses, locally roasted coffee, craft sodas, and real Texas jerky! Local bands, The O’s, The Hanna Barbarians, and Fish Fry Bingo, (the official band of Texas craft beer) are also scheduled to the energy going with their unique and funky styles.

Tickets for the festival are on sale now. Unfortunately, VIP tickets are already sold out, but make sure to snag your GA tickets ($35) as soon as possible.  A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the North Texas Food Bank.

For more information, visit Big Texas Beer Fest’s site or connect with them on Facebook

Win at Deep Ellum Arts Festival with a QR Code

QR codes help you win at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Use a QR code to win at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Free Festival

The most anticipated event of the year, the 19th annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival, transforms six city blocks of Main Street in the Deep Ellum entertainment district into a spectacular visual and performing arts festival featuring 200 juried decorative and visual artists from throughout the country. There will also be 100 original bands, singer/songwriters and performance artists performing only original music from 5 different stages, bountiful food and drink and the renowned Sunday Pet Parade. An “Arty Party” for all of the senses, this unique gathering with tantalizing sights, sounds and flavors showcases everything that makes Deep Ellum the most interesting and evolving neighborhood in the Metroplex. Even the people watching is amazing! Admittance to the Festival is free.

Buzz-In, Discover and Win

Detailed Festival information and the Festival guide can be found  by scanning the BestBuzz QR code. For the second year in a row , BestBuzz is a proud sponsor of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival.  The QR code delivers all of your festival information in a handy “guide in the palm of your hands”. The custom branded Mobile Friendly Landing Page lists all of the artists, food vendors and musicians as well as a site map. So remember to scan the QR code to keep up to date with all the festival events. The QR codes will be printed on pre-event posters and flyers and can be found at the event on banners. You can also enter to win a commemorative poster from the festival by scanning the QR code, just text BUZZ to 63566, download the FREE BestBuzz app and enter your details. Winners will be notified by email and posters will be given to the lucky winners at the event.

Scan this QR code and win at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival

Deep Ellum Arts Festival are using the QR code for the second year
in a row.

Dates and Times:

Friday, April 5 – 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Saturday, April 6 – 11:00am to 11:00pm

Sunday, April 7 – 11:00am to 8:00pm


Dallas, Texas in the Deep Ellum Entertainment District on the 2600-3100 block of Main Street between Good Latimer and Hall St. and Elm and Commerce Streets. Zip: 75226


200 decorative and visual fine artists from around the country will have their distinctive one-of-a-kind works on display. Festival attendees can stroll through displays of cutting-edge decorative arts and admire, commission, and purchase the art of sculptors, muralists, jewelers, painters, and fine artists; some of whom will be creating pieces on the spot.

Free Concerts

More than 100 bands and singer/songwriters will perform all original music from five separate open-air stages, reflecting the ever-evolving music scene in North Texas. All stages will be rocking simultaneously with an eclectic mix of genres, including Texas Roadhouse Blues, Roots, Rock, Rockabilly, Indie, Punk, Jazz Fusion, Big Band, Country, Reggae, Singer Songwriters, and other “genre-breaking” bands  

Featured Performers include, The Effinays, Dallas’ most up & coming reggae-fusion sound. John Gaar – a captivating, soulful singer with a deft and provocative guitar style that converges to create a powerful and indelible impression.  With rotating instruments and multiple lead vocalists, Fox and the Bird plays the types of songs you could sing along to the first time you hear them. Kirk Baxley is a soulful, genuine performer rooted in honest song-writing with a raw, gospel influenced voice.  For high-energy folkin’ excitement that’s been making Dallas dance for several years, there’s really none better than Parallel Play.  Brave Combo is returning to the festival as a favorite, ”America’s Premier Dance band and a rollicking, rocking, rhythmic global journey”.  And before they head out to Rock USA 2013 to join a ridiculous lineup including Saliva, Sevendust, and Van Halen to name a few – Midnight Empire will melt Deep Ellum’s faces!

Also featured are Christian Brooks, Buggaboo, The Jones’ Band, Chris Watson, Reinventing Jude, The BoomBachs, Matt Barron, Playdough & DJ Sean P, Confederate Soul, Nicholas Altobelli & the Gigawats, Jonothan Fox, and many more.

 Deep Ellum Texas Village & Stage, on Crowdus St. between Main and Commerce features signature Deep Ellum restaurants selling samples of their most popular dishes accompanied by local visual and performing artists displaying and playing the original compositions one would expect to find in the “hood”. Local restaurants this year include Lemongrass, Mama Faye’s BBQ, Buzzbrews, Cane Rosso and others

 Delicious, Festive cuisine: Festival concessionaires will also be serving a myriad of culinary delights throughout the festival including corny dogs, turkey legs, BBQ, Mexican, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Cajun, American, and Italian cuisine, crepes and specialty desserts and health-foods. Beer, wine, and soft beverages will also be available for purchase. In a restricted Festival Lounge cocktails can be purchased. In support of festival vendors and permit regulations, no outside food or beverages may be brought into or consumed on the festival site.

 Artists Underground is part of a visual and performing collective curated by local favorites Three Of One Arts (The Davies Brothers), that will showcase a cutting edge selection of their work and that of their top picks for up and coming names in underground art such as Beau Ethridge, Joe Skilz, Infinity Crew, and many others. Also featured is the Just.Us.League, a volunteer freestyle art squad of 11 artists who will paint collaboratively on the same canvas at the same time, as well as live body painting, graffiti demonstrations, and eclectic performance artists. The Just.Us.League auctions off their work to benefit different charitable causes.

 Street Performers throughout the festival will entertain with an engaging and exciting mix of theatricality. You will find jugglers, mimes, sidewalk performers and other whimsical characters roaming the festival throughout the weekend.

 Pet Parade:

Pet owners are invited to take their “Best Friends” on a tail-wagging promenade down Main Street for the popular annual Deep Ellum Pet Parade. Register to be eligible for prizes at the Deep Ellum Bark Park starting Sunday at 11:00am, or just join the parade anywhere along the way. Awards and pet-related activities will take place near the intersection of Main Street and Malcolm X starting at 12:00 noon. Well-trained dogs are welcome to the festival all day Sunday only. 

The Deep Ellum Community Association and The Deep Ellum Foundation, 501(C)(3) organizations benefit from this annual free-to-attend community festival.  

This is an “adult-oriented” visual and performing arts festival – while supervised young children and teenagers are welcome during the day, there are no specifically planned activities for them.

The Deep Ellum Arts Festival® is the signature event for Deep Ellum Texas and has remained free-to-attend thanks to the generosity and support of past and present sponsors.  

This year’s sponsors include Pabst Blue Ribbon, Texas Ford Dealers, 5 Hour Energy, Science Diet, The Dallas Observer, Yelp, CBS Radio Stations 100.3 JackFM, 98.7KLUV, 103.7 LiteFM, Mega 107.5, Indie-Verse, Best Buzz.Bz, Green Mountain Energy, Magnolia Hotels, Silverleaf Resorts, Texas Roadhouse Blues Tour & Maddskillz Entertainment, AXZM and numerous other sponsors and civic organizations.

Win pre-screen passes for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Unless you have been living in Middle Earth for the last few weeks, you will know that The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is due to be released across the United States on December 14th 2012. But why wait until then to see it when you can Buzz-In and win pre-screen passes to see it 4 whole days before the general release date?

Buzz-In on the BuzzCode below to enter to win 2 FREE pre-screen passes to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Monday December 7th at 7:00 PM at Cinemark, West Plano, Texas. Simply text MOVIE to 63566 and download the FREE BestBuzz app to your device (Apple, Android and Blackberry 6.0+). Connect your social networks to the BestBuzz app and Buzz away to get movie passes and other great rewards such as an iPad mini.

See The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey for FREE before your friends

Scan the code with BestBuzz and get pre-screen passes

Now we know you will be super excited once you have your passes and waiting until you can get to see The Hobbit is going to be excruciating, so we have included some The Hobbit:An Unexpected Journey facts to keep you busy and your mind off  The Ring.

  1. You will marvel at the amazing landscapes in the movie, but did you know that it was filmed in New Zealand? As a thank you to the country, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will receive it’s world Premier in New Zealand.
  2. There is only ONE Female in the book of The Hobbit and that is Bilbo Baggins Mom, Belladonna Took. However for the movie, additional female characters Cate Blanchett and Evangeline Lily have been brought in.
  3. Frodo and Aragorn didn’t appear in the book, but Peter Jackson didn’t think it was right to go back to Middle Earth without them in the movie.
  4. Martin Freeman who plays Bilbo Baggins is actually only 5 foot 7 inches tall.
  5. The very first Lord of the Rings movie (The fellowship of the Ring) was released 11 years ago.

If that wasn’t enough to keep you busy then why not head to Denny’s? They have an entire menu dedicated to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Menu items range from Hobbit Hole Breakfast, Gandalf’s Gobble Melt or The Ring Burger. These are sure to give a Hobbit fix right up until you watch the movie.

A Very Special Mother’s Day BUZZ Giveaway

Win big for Mom for Mothers Day

Win Mom wonderful Mothers Day gifts

Here at BestBuzz, we love putting together fun promotions for our fans and followers. Now that it’s May and spring has sprung, we knew we had to do something special to show our love for the Moms out there!

Whether you’d like to treat Mom to a spotless house cleaned by Highland Park Housekeeping, dinner at Dream Cafe, a glass of wine (or 3) at Two Corks and a Bottle, a luxurious massage from Massage Envy, a price package from Xtreme Lashes, or a pearly smile from Floss Dental, this giveaway has you covered, and then some!

Not a mother? Don’t worry. You don’t have to be a mom to score a prize from our hefty prize pool. To be entered to win, text BUZZ to 635-66 to download the free BestBuzz app (available on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry 6.0+) and scan the code. Then, when prompted, log in with your Facebook or Twitter account. You can buzz-in once a day, every day, until May 13th for extra entries. Winners will be chosen on May 14th.

Looking for some fun Mother’s Day activities or gift ideas? Here’s a round up of the top picks in DFW:

  • The annual Swiss Avenue Home Tour is a great way to spend your Saturday or Sunday, touring beautiful homes in a classic Dallas neighborhood.
  • Have an art-loving mom? How about spending the day at the Nasher Sculpture Center? Start out the day with mimosas and brunch at the Nasher Café by Wolfgang Puck, check out the new Ernesto Neto exhibition, and enjoy performances by The Dallas Opera from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information here.
  • Is your mom a tech fan? Here‘ s a roundup of the hottest iPhone and iPad apps for Mother’s Day.
  • Enjoy brunch at the Dallas Arboretum. The new Chihuly exhibit just opened, and it’s a sight to see!

Be sure to follow BestBuzz on Facebook and Twitter for more details about the giveaway, and remember to buzz every day for extra entries!

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Get Buzzed at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival 2012

Check out the Deep Ellum Arts Fest April 6-8

Check out the Deep Ellum Arts Fest April 6-8

Have you ever been to the Deep Ellum Arts Festival before? The date is set for April 6-8 for the free 3-day arts festival has been a Dallas staple for 15 years, and this year’s festival is set to be another huge hit.

Experience more than 200 decorative and visual artists selling and commissioning original works, 100′s original bands and performance artists showcasing the newest sights and sounds from five stages! Check out the festival guide to plan your visit, and come hungry.

Be sure to buzz-in to be entered to win a pair of VIP tickets to the festival:

Buzz-in to win VIP tickets!

Scan the code with the free BestBuzz app to be entered to win VIP tickets!

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Upcoming Networking Opportunities

Looking for some networking opportunities in Dallas tonight? BestBuzz CEO & Founder Carrie Layne will be speaking at the DFW Social Media MeetUp tonight! Join us to hear all the buzz about Integrating Social Media & Mobile Marketing:

QR code expert Carrie Layne discusses QR codes

Learn from QR Code expert Carrie Layne

Alternatively, if you’ll be in the San Francisco area on April 3-4, CEO & Founder Carrie Layne will be speaking at the eMarketing Association eM12 conference. Only 25 seats left!


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