Blues, Brews & Barbecue
Join us on Saturday, June 9, 2018 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.
Over 20,000 Blues enthusiasts gather in downtown Allentown each year for our annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue festival. They come to listen to incredible Blues musicians with international prominence, to sample amazing BBQ from all around the US and to drink delicious craft and domestic brew – all right here in the heart of Downtown Allentown!
Spanning SIX stages of FREE music, the festival will stretch from 9th & Hamilton Streets down to 5th Street incorporating the LV Building Trades at the PPL Plaza, Allentown Brew Works Biergarten Stage, The Hamilton Kitchen Stage, Queen City BBQ Stage, the Bell Hall Stage and 520 Hamilton Stage.
Presenting Sponsor: City Center Allentown
Other sponsors include: PPL, PPL Center, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Lehigh Valley Building Trades, The Morning Call, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, the City of Allentown, Allentown Brew Works, Bell Hall, grain and Queen City BBQ, The Hamilton Kitchen, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., ABARTA Coca-Cola, Acura, Green Mountain Energy, Renaissance Allentown Hotel, Upside Allentown, Lehigh Valley Style, WDIY, Adams Outdoor Advertising, BB&T, RCN, Southern Glaziers Wine & Spirits- American Liberty Division, Martin Guitar, Wegmans, assembly88, and Roberson Butz Architects.
Schedule of Performances:
LV Building Trades Stage at the PPL Plaza
2-3 p.m. – Nick Andrew Staver
4:30-5:45 p.m. – Tavern Tan
6:45 – 8:15 p.m. – Alexis P Suter Band
8:30-10 p.m. – Samantha Fish
Fegley’s Biergarten Stage
1-2 p.m. – SheilaMark Duo
3-4:15 p.m. – Mississippi Pig Farmers
The Hamilton Kitchen Stage
1-2 p.m. – The Kim Brewer Band
3-4:15 p.m. – The BC Combo
5:45-7 p.m. – Craig Thatcher Band
Queen City BBQ Stage
2-3 p.m. - Bobby Soul's Fillet of Soul Blues Band
4:30 – 5:45 p.m. – Supra Ayers Blues Band
The Bell Hall Stage
1-2 p.m. - Doug Ashby
3-4:15 p.m. – AC Steel & the Galvanizers
5:45 – 7 p.m. – The Groove Merchants
520 Hamilton Stage - NEW STAGE!
1:45-2:45 p.m. – Steve Johnson Band
3-4:15 p.m. - Rev. Billy C. Wirtz
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. - Regina Bonelli Band
6:30 – 8 p.m. – Johnny Hayes & the Loveseats
LATE NIGHT, 9 p.m. - midnight:
Fillet of Soul at Fegley's Allentown Brew Works
Acoustic Pursuit at The Hamilton Kitchen
The Groove Merchants at Queen City BBQ
Package at Centro
We need volunteers! Get a group or sign up individually to help us make it a great day!