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Blues Views & BBQ Festival

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The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts

40 Jesup Road

Westport, CT 06880

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The Westport - Weston Chamber of Commerce and DBD Productions announces the 2018 Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, with a Labor Day weekend lineup that includes headliners Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Fantastic Negrito, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, Carolyn Wonderland and more!

Connecticut’s premier music festival is celebrating 11 years of delivering soulful, southern inspired food, music and family fun to the banks of the Saugatuck River in beautiful downtown Westport. A weekend experience that never disappoints sell out crowds, this signature end of summer event is set to deliver another stand out year.

This year Blues Views and BBQ will feature 20 bands, including headlining performances on our main stage from funk powerhouses Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and Grammy Award Winner Fantastic Negrito. Blues, Views and BBQ has long been a venue for introducing up and coming and local talent along with our marquee headliners. In that same tradition, this year we welcome first time performers Carolyn Wonderland, Mingo Fishtrap, Cris Jacobs and Ruby Velle & Soulphonics.

2018 Lineup Includes:

KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE

FANTASTIC NEGRITO

SISTER SPARROW & THE DITRY BIRDS

CAROLYN WONDERLAND

MINGO FISHTRAP

BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION

ERIC KRASNO BAND

RUBY VELLE & THE SOULPHONICS

CRIS JACOBS BAND

BILL KIRCHEN

ROCKY LAWRENCE AND THE COFFEE GRINDERS & MORE!

SHAWN TAYLOR AND WANDERING ROOTS


SATURDAY SEPT 1ST:

KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE

SISTER SPARROW & THE DITRY BIRDS

MINGO FISHTRAP

ERIC KRASNO BAND

CRIS JACOBS BAND

SHAWN TAYLOR AND WANDERING ROOTS


SUNDAY SEPT 2ND:

FANTASTIC NEGRITO

CAROLYN WONDERLAND

BIG SAM'S FUNKY NATION

RUBY VELLE & THE SOULPHONICS

BILL KIRCHEN

ROCKY LAWRENCE AND THE COFFEE GRINDERS


The Expanded Imperial Jam will consists of Two Stages this year including a Kids Music Stage! Come catch some of the best local music around on the Imperial Jam Stage with performances from:

Saturday Sept 1st

11:30-12:30-Dan Stevens

12:45-1:45-Shiny Lapel Trio

2:05-3;05 Hitch & The Giddy Up

3:30-4:30 Tracy Jo & The Toads

4:50-6:00 Jake Kulak

6:30-8:00 Mighty Soul Drivers

Sunday Sept 2nd

1130-3:00 School of Rock

3:30-4:30 Rib & Pie Eating Contest

5:00-6:00 Remember September

6:30-8:00 The Alpaca Gnomes

Enjoy hours of family fun at the famous Imperial Jam with the bounce park, Touch a Truck, airbrush tattoos, pie and rib eating contests and our second stage showcasing local and family friendly musical entertainment all day long. Don’t miss the KCBS BBQ competition, and CTBites returns with cooking demos providing culinary inspiration. There will be plenty of food to satisfy every appetite.

With its all star lineup, this rousing music and culinary destination has become the hottest way to spend the last lingering days of summer.

The 11th annual Blues Views & BBQ Festival is happening Saturday, September 1st and Sunday, September 2nd at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Tickets on sale now!

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