Blues, Brews & Barbecue

Downtown Allentown Events

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

1:00-2:00 p.m. - Craig Thatcher & Pete Fluck - Hamilton Kitchen Stage

1:00-2:00 p.m. - Andy Killcoyne & Kathleen Weber - Fegley's Biergarten Stage

1:00-2:00 p.m. - Mike Mettalia & Midnight Shift - Bell Hall Stage

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

4:15 p.m. - BBQ Competition Announcements

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

5:45-6:45 p.m. - David Coppa & Scrapple - Bell Hall 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 performances at downtown restaurants to be announced!

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. 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. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Help us make our tenth annual event the best one yet! Sign up and pick your shift/preferred volunteer position and we'll give you a free beer, commemorative tenth anniversary mug, AND a free t-shirt! Sign-Up Form

Sponsorship Opportunities

Increase your company's visibility and put your mark on downtown. Blues, Brews & Barbecue offers a variety of different sponsorship options and ways you can get involved. Check out our offerings here or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.