Blues, Brews & Barbecue
Join us on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 12 Noon to 10 pm for a day filled with great brews and BBQ, craft vendors to explore and of course, rockin' Blues music ALL DAY for all to enjoy.
To celebrate 10 years of Blues, Brews and Barbecue, we have added new activities including, a hot air ballon, an antique car show, thanks to
Gross McGinley, and a fireworks display to end the night. Read below for more details.
The extended musical line-up this year is the best one Allentown has ever seen and showcases the rising stars from Austin, Texas and Living Blues Critics Award Winners, The Peterson Brothers. Also performing is Intrepid Artist, Albert Castiglia; the Clarence Spady Band; New York State Blues Hall of Famer, Chaz DePaolo, and Blues chart topping recording artist and in the Top 10 Women In Music by Blues E-News Magazine, Regina Bonelli, plus many other regional and local Blues favorites.
Spanning FIVE stages of music this year, the festival will stretch from 9th & Hamilton Streets down to 6th Street incorporating the PPL Plaza Stage, Allentown Brew Works Biergarten Stage, The Hamilton Kitchen Stage, Queen City BBQ Stage, and the Bell Hall Stage.
Schedule of Entertainment
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Regina Bonelli - PPL Plaza Stage
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Supra Ayers Blues Band - Queen City Stage
3:00-4:15 p.m. - The Groove Merchants - Hamilton Kitchen Stage
3:00-4:15 p.m. - Cuzins the Band - Fegley's Biergarten Stage
3:00-4:15 p.m. - Tavern Tan - Bell Hall Stage
4:30-5:45 p.m. - Chaz DePaolo - PPL Plaza Stage
4:30-5:45 p.m. - The BC Combo - Queen City Stage
5:45-7:00 p.m. - Clarence Spady Band - Hamilton Kitchen Stage
6:45-8:15 p.m. - Albert Castiglia - PPL Plaza Stage
8:30-10:00 p.m. - The Peterson Brothers - PPL Plaza Stage
LATE NIGHT SETS!
The party continues after the festival ends!
10:15 p.m. - 1:15 a.m. - The Groove Merchants - The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar
10 p.m. - midnight - Copper Fields - Fegley's Allentown Brew Works
We also have a large array of excellent food and craft vendors joining the festival from across the region, including Kloby's Smoke House from Laurel, MD, Atomic Hogs, Grumpy's BBQ, Hillbilly BBQ, Licensed 2 Grill, and other foods including roasted corn, gyros, smoothies, and even crab cakes. For our vegan friends, we have a vegan BBQ vendor, Mother Nature. In addition, downtown restaurants including Allentown Brew Works, Bell Hall, The Hamilton Kitchen, Island in the Sun, Queen City BBQ, and Sugar Hill Jazz House/Baby Got Que! are bringing out their smokers to join in on the fun all day long.
Craft vendors showcasing their wares include, Baba Nonna, Barkley's Bakery, Bodacious Caricatures, Jak Jeckel Pepper Sauce, Mediterranean Basil Salt, Paparazzi Jewelry, State of Mind License Plate Designs, and many, many more.
And, of course, for those over 21, there will be plenty of refreshing beverages to be enjoyed responsibly, including our local brewery - Fegley's Brew Works and beverage suppliers, Geiger Beverages, Shangy's, and mead crafter, The Colony Meadery. For the first time, we will have Malibu and Absolute mixed drinks available, thanks to Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, American Liberty division. We are offering a large variety of beers and a blend of white, red and honey wines. Beers on tap will include both domestic and craft varieties with something for everyone!
To celebrate our 10th Anniversary, Unity Bank will supply a tethered hot air balloon, which will be available for rides and Gross McGinley, LLP is hosting an antique car show in their parking lot located at 7th and Walnut. And, last but not least, we end the entire day of festivities with a beautiful fireworks display.
Many more activities are in the works. Stay tuned by saying you'll join us on Facebook.
|600 Block||700 Block||800 Block|
|Blow Dry Bar||END_DNGR||Baron Von Schwein|
|Fire & Spice BBQ||J&J Kettle Korn||Uncle Paul's Stuffed Pretzels|
|Josie's Fancy Funnels||Alpacca Comforts||Hillbilly's Jerky|
|Tre Locally Sourced||Avon||State of Mind|
|Roey's Paintbox||Baba Nona||Bull & Bear Restaurant|
|Greenmouth||Barkley's Bakery||Frozen Island|
|Scott's Hot Spot||Bodacious Caricatures||Rollin' Dough|
|Blondie's Cupcakes||Cutco Cutlery||Atomic Hogs|
|Licensed 2 Grill||Damsel in Defense||LV Planning Commission|
|Sherri's Crab Cakes||Designs by D||Danny's Fine Foods|
|Zuzu Confections||Magnolia & Vine||Sugar Hill Jazz House|
|LED Fireworks||Life Church||Island in the Sun|
|Upside Allentown||LulaRoe||Funtastic Faces|
|Bell Hall||Maurrocks||Greene Bark Press|
|Green Kamikozees||Loops & Lyrics||Grumpy's|
|Richie Lou's Fodd Service||Gig Bunni||Allentown Brew Works|
|Omes Collars||Hillbilly BBQ|
|Sweet Home Healthcare||Mother Nature|
|Aw Shucks Roasted Corn||Vince's Cheesesteaks|
|Kloby's Smokehouse||G&E Smokeshop|
|Community Bike Works|
|Great American Spirit|
|Old Allentown/West End Alliance|
|Green Mountain Energy|
|Jack Jeckel Pepper Sauce|
|Mediterranean Basil Salt|
|Mr. BBQ 911|
|Bethlehem Steel Soccer|
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