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Blue Ridge BBQ & Blues Festival

Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival Main Stage

If you’re looking for an event that combines the best of all worlds, look no further — the 13th Annual Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival is here! On Saturday, September 21st, 2024, the best blues and barbecue will come together at West Main and Church Street for an unforgettable experience. From smoky ribs to sweet jams and seasonings, there’s something for everyone.

Festival Activities & Live Music

Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival Logo

The festival features a variety of activities sure to please music lovers and foodies alike. Starting on Thursday, September 19th, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the event officially kicks off in Downtown Blue Ridge with The official kick-off party for Blues & BBQ Weekend.

Main Event – Blues & BBQ

On Saturday, September 21tst the main event comes to Downtown Blue Ridge as the Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival gates open at 11:30 a.m. rain or shine tickets are $10, and kids 12 and under are FREE. All while you take in the sweet smell and mouth-watering taste of BBQ from local and regional cookers.

+ Live music starts at Noon with Shannon York until 1:00 p.m.

+ William “Bluesman” Reed and the Juke Joint Dukes play from 1:00 to 3:30.

+ The Crossroads band starts at 3:30 p.m. and goes until 5:00 p.m.

+ Ray Fuller and the Bluesrockers from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

+ Tee Dee Young takes the stage from 7:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Kids Korner Rules
Kids paint and art table at Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival

Also returning again is the legendary Kids Korner. Children 12 & under can play for free. Kids over 12 can play for $5 and will receive a special bracelet that will allow them to enjoy the inflatable rides all day, while inside the festival grounds.

Open seating at Main Stage of Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival
kids Bounce Play Set In The Park
Aerial of Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival Grounds
Rainbow Above Blue Ridge Blues and BBQ Festival Tents

Reserve Your Place

Mark your calendar for this fun-filled event — the 13th Annual Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival.  Get ready for some great music, mouthwatering barbecue, and plenty of fun — it’s going to be an unforgettable time! Tickets are available at the gates or here. Reserve your perfect Blue Ridge Cabin Vacation Rental from SCCR to make your Blue Ridge BBQ & Blues Festival even better. See you there!

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