Blues, Brews & Barbecue

Downtown Allentown Events

Join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019 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 PPL Plaza Stage, 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, The Morning Call, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, the City of Allentown, Allentown Brew Works, Bell Hall, Queen City BBQ, The Hamilton Kitchen, Alvin H. Butz, Inc., ESSA Bank & Trust, Renaissance Allentown Hotel, Lehigh Valley Style, WDIY, Adams Outdoor Advertising, BB&T, RCN, Martin Guitar, Wegmans, assembly88, and Roberson Butz Architects.

The Lineup:

Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

Vanessa Collier

Slam Allen

James Armstrong

King Solomon Hicks

The Craig Thatcher Band

Deb Callahan

Chaz DePaolo

Nick Andrew Staver


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