Blues, Brews & Barbecue

Downtown Allentown Events

Join us on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 12 noon to 10 p.m. as we host our 9th Annual Blues, Brews & Barbecue festival in downtown Allentown. The extended musical lineup showcases Mississippi bluesman and Alligator Records recording artist, Jarekus Singleton; Intrepid Artist, Hadden SayersClarence Spady, American Showplace Music Artist, Todd Wolfe Band, and Blues chart topping recording artist and in the Top 10 Women In Music by Blues E-News Magazine, Regina Bonelli, plus many other regional favorites. Spanning FOUR stages this year, the festival will stretch from 9th & Hamilton Streets down toward 6th Street incorporating the PPL Plaza Stage, Allentown Brew Works Biergarten Stage, The Hamilton Kitchen & Bell Hall.  

This free festival continues to grow each year and we're excited to bring you a day filled with great food and barbecue, craft vendors and of course, rockin' Blues music for all to enjoy!

Last year's Blues festival featured great Blues Hall of Famer, Joe Louis Walker. This year's festival will be bigger than ever. 

2016 Lineup:

Jarekus Singleton

Hadden Sayers 

Clarence Spady 

Todd Wolfe Band 

Regina Bonelli

Steve Cal' Band

The BC Combo

Doug Ashby

The Groove Merchants

Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer Trio

The Blues Professors

Friar's Point


Schedule of Entertainment

1:00-2:00 p.m. – Friar’s Point - Hamilton Kitchen Stage
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Steve Brosky & Jimmy Meyer – Fegley’s Biergarten Stage
1:00-2:00 p.m. – Regina Bonelli – Bell Hall Stage
2:00-3:00 p.m. – Doug Ashby - PPL Plaza Stage
3:00-4:15 p.m. – The Blues Professors - Fegley’s Biergarten Stage
3:00-4:15 p.m. – The BC Combo - Hamilton Kitchen Stage
3:00-4:15 p.m. – The Groove Merchants – Bell Hall Stage
4:15 p.m. – BBQ Competition Announcements
4:30-5:45 p.m. – Todd Wolfe Band - PPL Plaza Stage
5:45-7:00 p.m. – Clarence Spady Band - Hamilton Kitchen Stage
5:45-6:15 p.m. - Summer Circus
5:45-6:45 p.m. – Steve Cal’ Band – Bell Hall Stage
6:45-8:15 p.m. – Hadden Sayers Band – PPL Plaza Stage
8:30-10:00 p.m. – Jarekus Singleton - PPL Plaza Stage
9 p.m. - midnight– Steve Cal’ Band – Allentown Brew Works
9 p.m. - midnight – The Groove Merchants – The Hamilton Kitchen 


Food Vendors

"Aw Shucks" Roasted Corn Bell Hall grain. Meat Wagon BBQ Vince's Cheese Steaks
Angelo's Concessions Bob-B-Q Sliders & Sides Grumy's BBQ Mr. BBQ 911 Yogurtland
Aioli Food Truck Bull & Bear Restaurant Island in the Sun Parkway Caribbean  
Allentown Brew Works Danny's Fine Foods J&J Kettle Korn Phil's French Fries  
Atomic Hogs BBQ Edie's Eatery Jerkie's Jamaican BBQ Sinfully Delicious  
Baby Got "Que" Fire & Spice BBQ Licensed2Grill Stuffed to the Grills  


Craft Vendors

2nd Story Blues Alliance Greene Bark Press Novelty Items Soapsisters Haggis Vitae Studios
A Reason to Wine Hip Klips Old Allentown Preservation Association State of Mind License Plate Design West Park Civic Association
Bodacious Caricatures Juskel Clothing Co. Perfectly Posh Stone Street Tye-Dye  
Designs by D LCCC Rust Bucket Clothing The Dip Lady  
Funtastic Faces Loops & Lyrics Crafts Say Cheese Photo Booth Thirtyone  
G&E Smoke Shop Mystic Impressions Scentsy Marie Glassware  


Downtown Merchants

7th & Sole
Gallery 724
Greenmouth Juice Bar and Cafe
Jimmy's Barber Shop
Moravian Book Shop
Ruby's Floral Factory

Volunteer Opportunities

...we know you want to! Check out how you can get involved and be our angel for the day. Fill out this form and you could get a free t-shirt! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Increase your company's visibility and put your mark on downtown. Blues, Brews & Barbecue offers a variety of different sponsorship options and ways you can get involved. Check out our offerings here or contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.