Blues Brews and BBQ Festival
June 24 & 25,2016. Champaign, Illinois.


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The stages will be sure to be rocking all day, showcasing our featured Blues bands and singers.



Our event features some the nations top BBQ (award winning), it will be hard to go home hungry.



Check out the bike show, the award ceremony, and all the other activities the bikers have to offer.

Bike Show


This event couldn't happen without the support of many organizations, go ahead check them out.


Schedule of Events

Plus a list of BBQ vendors and lodging options.

6/24/15 6/25/15 Attend FAQ
  • Admission is Free

    Yes it is true, admission to the 2016 Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival is FREE, that's right FREE! If you would like to make a contribution to the festival, there is a $5 suggested donation at the gate.

  • Limited VIP Tickets Available

    We have released only 80 of these VIP packages and they will be available only through ETIX.COM."

  • Win VIP Tickets

    Win VIP packages including seats on the stage and more.

  • Can I bring in a cooler?

    No, there will be no coolers or outside food and alcohol allowed! Besides, there is plenty of great food and drinks to purchsed at the event.

  • What should I bring?

    LOW “sand” or “beach” style chair – not more than 30-inches high. Your purse or wallet, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, rain poncho if it’s sprinkling

  • Want to read all FAQs?

    Read more about parking, accessibility, common sense rules and everything you need to know about our event and how to behave!


Exciting Headliners

Just a taste of the music and events at this years Blues Festival.

Blues Fest 2016

The 2016 Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival will be located behind the NEWS GAZETTE in Downtown Champaign IL.

In addition the vibrant downtown area boasts more than 60 bars, restaurants and shops all within one or two 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!


Thanks to Our Website Sponsors

The following websites and local networks helped provide us with a new and exciting website.

Lodging Specials

Local hotel specials for our out of town guests.

Fun & Contests

Win tickets, awesome prizes and VIP treatment.