10th Annual Blues, Views BBQ Festival Set for Weekend

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10th Annual Blues, Views BBQ Festival Set for Weekend

By James Lomuscio

The sounds and scents of New Orleans are set to fill downtown Westport as a 10th annual Blues, Views BBQ Festival fires adult this weekend.

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Part of a throng during final year’s Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

The Westport Downtown Merchant Association (WDMA)-sponsored eventuality runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday on Jesup Green and a Levitt Pavilion.

On theatre a smoking sounds of superstar bands will element a genuine fume of 15 pitmaster teams opposed for Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) titles in a circuitously Imperial Avenue parking lot, according to Bob LeRose, eventuality owners and former WDMA president.

“To me it’s always been about initial and inaugural village and giving Westport something to be unapproachable of,” pronounced LeRose, owners Bobby Q’s Cue Co. of Norwalk, before of Main Street, Westport. “Basically, it’s a fun travel celebration for a weekend.

“It’s to have fun and about showcasing downtown Westport and gems like a Levitt Pavilion,” he added. “I consider we’ve determined that. It’s seen as a premier song festival in Connecticut.”

This year’s superstar on Saturday is Galactic, a New Orleans despondency rope set to perform during 8 p.m. Leading adult to Galactic via a day are Bonerama, a New Orleans, three-trombone rope that also sings classical stone with a coronet sound. Another is Paul Fred from a organisation Little Feat, a rope around given a 1970s, with a possess code of classical stone and funk.

Sunday, a rope Deep Banana Blackout headlines during 6:30 p.m. Other acts via a day embody Anders Osborne of New Orleans.

He’s played a festival some-more than any other artist,” pronounced LeRose. “He’s a fan favorite creation his return.”

Also set to perform Sunday is TAZ and Friends, a guitar expert teen who played a lead purpose in Broadway’s “School of Rock.”

The grill teams competing in a series of “Cooking for a Cause” events any compensate $100 to participate, a apportionment of that WDMA donates to internal charities

Access to a “Jesup Jam” in a parking lot behind a Westport Library, full with food vendors, children’s activities and a full second theatre of bands, are $10 for Saturday and $5 on Sunday in advance. At a embankment it’s $15 Saturday and $10 Sunday.

Advance tickets for a Levitt, that also includes a Jesup Jam, is $60 Saturday, $70 during a gate, and $50 for Sunday and $60 during a gate.

For serve information, revisit westportdma.com.

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