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Big Sugar Headlining Fourth Annual BBQ & Blues Festival

July 8, 2015 1:10 PM | Entertainment

Winnipeg BBQ and Blues FestivalThe fourth annual Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival will sizzle on Smith Street this summer, pitting grill masters against each other in the yearly competition.

The Burton Cummings Theatre will host the festival August 21-22, featuring the best in international, national and local blues performers.

Big Sugar will headline the festival on Friday night with David Wilcox taking the big stage on Saturday night. Other main stage acts include Chicago’s Mississippi Heat and modern blues singer, Miss E.C. Scott. The outdoor festival site will feature a lineup including J.D. Edwards Band, The Crooked Brothers, The Perpetrators, Sol James, The Windups and others.

A $10,000 cash purse will be up for grabs in the pit masters championship barbeque competition on Friday and Saturday. The two-day event is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned barbeque competition that is open to amateurs and professionals who will be competing for points and cash prizes.

An all-access two-day concert pass is $69.50 or individual day passes are $29.50. Admission to the festival site only, including the outdoor entertainment, food and beverage garden, BBQ competition and vendor areas, is $10 per day.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 10 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.

— Staff