Tunes and Family Fun at Blues, Views & BBQ Festival
The 7th annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival, presented by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association, will be held in Westport on August 30 and 31 at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts and the grounds of the Westport Library.
Smokin’ Blues and Rock will feature headliners Spin Doctors and Rick Derringer as well as Anders Osborne, Poppa Chubby, Raw Oyster Cult, Coco Montoya Band, Bill Kirchen, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Mia Borders, Rory Block, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys and Bobby Paltauf Band.
The Family Fun Fest, on the grounds of the Westport Library, offers activities for every age, including cooking demonstrations by local chefs presented by the CTbites food blog, pie and rib eating contests, performances by the School of Rock and other local musicians, street performers, bull riding, children’s activities, and a Kansas City Barbeque Society amateur competition to benefit the Westport Woman’s Club’s Food Closet.
There will be a BBQ, gourmet and specialty food marketplace and a food court filled with wood-fired, grilled and roasted food, handcrafted beer, premium liquor, wine and other refreshments.
For entry forms for the eating and BBQ competitions, tickets or more information, visit BluesViewsBBQ.com. Tickets to the Family Fun Fest and the Main Stage at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts are sold separately. Children 12 and under are free. Rain or shine. See ad, page 32.