Jim Dalrymple and iMore present Beard Bash 2016 at WWDC!

Jim Dalrymple of The Loop has always thrown the best damn party at WWDC. This year Jim and iMore are teaming up to make it even better than ever.

Take it away, Jim!

The Beard Bash has become an annual event at WWDC, and it has been wildly successful for the last four years. This year, in conjunction with iMore, we are building on that success and we're stepping it up a few notches.

First, we've moved the party to The Mezzanine in San Francisco, one of the city's finest live music venues. We will also have two bands this year. The party will kick off with a San Francisco staple of rock music, The Department of Rock. This band is a lot of fun and they have an incredible setlist.

The party's headlining band will be familiar to many of you: Airplane Mode, an indie rock band from New York City. Known for their heavy use of Apple products on-stage, founding members (Dave Wiskus and Joe Cieplinski) have strong ties to the iOS developer community.

The party will be on Monday, June 13, 2016 from 8:00-11:00 pm and we will have free beer and wine available. You must be 21 to attend, and you will be asked to show ID at the door.

Unlike previous years, we will not be sending out invitations for the party. Instead, we will be opening up the invite list to everyone. You will have to RSVP and show that at the door. So, if you're attending WWDC and want to attend the party, you're welcome to come.

We have a couple of great sponsors for this years Beard Bash including Pixelmator, along with MacPaw, and of course, iMore. We thank them for their support for this fun event.

We hope you'll attend the party and enjoy a few of the surprises that are in store for you.

I'm lining up early. Really early. Hope to see you all there!