The 2016 Blues,Brews and BBQ Festival will one again be in Downtown Champaign, IL. Even though we had a little rain on Friday, we had another amazing year.We are excited to host our 9th annual Blues Fest in Champaign. The festival will feature two stages for musical performances by national touring artists, The 5th Annual Dinosores Motorcycle Show and so much more. The vibrant downtown area boasts more than 90 bars, restaurants and shops all within a few blocks of the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. We are certain you will enjoy the festival, the nightlife and the excitement that this event will bring to Downtown Champaign!
This festival is designed to bring families and the community together in a fun and entertaining environment. With nearly 40,000 attendees last year, The Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival has continued to grow and is sure to be a fun filled family atmosphere that all ages can enjoy. This two day free event is filled with a variety of educational music sessions, restaurateurs, food vendors, national and local bands. So bring your friends and family and come enjoy yourself at the 2016 Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival!
Our event features some of the area’s top BBQ with over 13 award winning BBQ vendors such as Bud’s BBQ, Hickory River Smokehouse, Holy Smoke and more. Don’t care for Q? We have that covered, too. Enjoy anything from popcorn to ice cream and even specialty pizza! It will be hard to go home hungry this weekend! Learn More
From FREE inflated rides, carnival games and live music; the Blues Festival is not just for Mom and Dad. The Kids and Family area is located by the Orpheum Children’s Museum—a location made for the kids! With the abundance of inflated rides, Great blues music on the stage from artists 21 years & under and frequent visits from our wonderful mascot Louie, our family area is sure to please. Visit Louie on Facebook.
5:00-6:30 - THE SMOKERS BLUES BAND
6:50-8:20 - EDWARD DAVID ANDERSON
8:40-10:10 - KRIS LAGER BAND
10:30-MIDNIGHT - REVEREND HORTON HEAT
2:25-3:55 - DAVID DUNAVENT
4:15-4:45 - MOTORCYCLE AWARDS SHOW
5:00-6:30 - THE WILLIAM MARSALA BAND
6:50-8:20 - SLAM ALLEN
8:40-10:10 - HOWARD AND THE WHITE BOYS
10:30-MIDNIGHT - THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS
Fluid Events is teaming up with Dinosores Motorcycle Club once again. With cash prizes awarded in several categories you’re sure to see show bikes roll in from around the country. Learn More
We will fill you in on the types of volunteer positions available and you can choose one that’s right for you. You can stay up to date on all our volunteer opportunities by liking this link on Facebook.