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.
Photo: Louisville Blues and Barbecue Festival