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Join the Party! Join us for a fun filled day of Blues, Brews, & BBQ. Two full days of music and fun!   Friday, July 12 Saturday, July 13

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Featuring 11 Amazing Bands! Performances from 11 Amazing Bands with an eclectic mix of blues, soul, and funk flavors. Don't Miss It!
Tasty BBQ! Follow the Smoke to experience the real taste of American Bar-B-Que!  
Have a cold one! Sample some of the finest Brews from local micro-breweries along with dozens of national beer brands. We guarantee they'll be something for everyone!

Hipps & Ricco


Thornetta Davis


Kenny Wayne Shepherd


Trampled Under Foot


Tweed Funk


Larry McCray


Brewz Brotherz




Blues Brews & Barbecue 2013

Join us at the Southside Festival Grounds for the Second annual Traverse City Blues, Brews, & BBQ festival taking place Friday, July 12, and Saturday July 13, 2013.


Our VIP section will include a dedicated area immediately in front of the stage which will offer the best possible view for an excellent concert experience for both site and sound with seating available along with chances to win back stage meet and greets.


Location & Directions

World renowned music artists, cold brews and barbecue all come together for the finest Blues music, beer and food event NW Michigan has ever experienced! Lawn Chairs and blankets will be allowed. No Coolers. Food and beverages will be available for purchase on site.


Band Schedule

Friday July 12, 2013

  • 4:00 pm - Hipps & Ricco
  • 5:00 pm - East Bay Blue
  • 6:20 pm - Brewz Brotherz
  • 7:30 pm - Harper & The Midwest Kind
  • 9:30 pm - Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Saturday July 13, 2013

  • 3:00 pm - Tweed Funk
  • 4:20 pm - Chicago Blues All Stars
  • 5:40 pm - Thornetta Davis
  • 7:00 pm - Big James & The Chicago Playboys -
  • 8:30 pm - Larry McCray
  • 10:00 pm - Trampled Under Foot