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Blues and BBQ Festival All-Weekend Blowout
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Feed your face and your soul at the Louisville Blues N Barbecue Festival this weekend at the Louisville Water Tower. July 19 – 21, the Festival will be rocking down by the river, with double the tent space for shade-seeking BBQ eaters and local and traveling bands. In its 16th year, the festival draws musicians and BBQ lovers from inside and outside the state for a weekend-long bash.

First the music, bringing Memphis and New Orleans blues to Louisville:

Friday, July 19th
Toad Strangler  5:30pm − 7:15pm
Little T & A  7:45pm − 9pm
Claudette King (daughter of B.B. King)  9:30pm − 11:30pm

Saturday, July 20th
Joe Debow  4pm − 5pm
The Predators  5:30pm − 7:15pm
The Stray Cat Blues Band  7:45pm − 9pm
The Chicago Rhythm & Blues Kings (feat. Gene “Daddy D” Barge)  9:30pm − 11:30pm

Sunday, July 21st
KingSonic  1pm − 2:30pm
Mr. Jimmy (formerly Hellfish)  3pm − 4:30pm
Eddie Shaw & the Wolfgang  5pm − 7pm

Next, the food – low and slow, please, or get out of here:

Frankfort Avenue BBQ joint FABD, Texas Roadhouse, The Q and Adam’s Ribs (two local specialty caterers) will provide the barbecue. Still have room? You can have corn dogs and ice cream for round two or dessert.


Friday 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Admission is $8 before 6:00 p.m. and $11 after 6:00 p.m. Kids 10 and under get in free.

Chair, blankets and umbrellas are welcome – outside food and drink and dogs are not. Parking is free.

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A transplanted Hawkeye, I've now lived in Louisville longer than any other city. Can't live without: my husband and fur babies, coal-black coffee, peanut M&Ms, sunflowers, monthly vacations, books, walking paths, massage and a big purse.

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