WINNIPEG — There will be more food than ever before. And definitely more music. But organizers of the 6th annual Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival are doing away with admission to the street festival this year.
The two-day party on August 11-12 is also eliminating the cooking competition aspect of the festival and giving hungry festival-goers more options to try authentic barbeque cuisine.
The 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.
The best pitmasters in North America are in Winnipeg this weekend to compete for big prizes for their grilling masterpieces.
The third annual Winnipeg BBQ & Blues Festival is on at Shaw Park, combining the love for barbecue with live music, dancing and a field of food vendors.
The $10,000 grand prize for the best-cooked meat is on the line. The two-day event, which began Saturday, is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned barbecue competition open to amateurs and professionals.
Shaw Park will host the two-day finger lickin’ food and music event August 16-17. Until now, the festival has been held at Red River Exhibition Park just west of the Perimeter Highway on the city’s outskirts.
We’re giving away five (5) pairs of passes to be used between August 16-18.
Held at Red River Exhibition Park, more than 100 tricked-out big rig grills will be featured at the House of Chrome Show and Shine, as the best blues music from across North America fills the air. A $10,000 cash purse will be up for grabs for the Pit Masters Championship over the weekend to crown the best homemade barbecue dish.
How do I win?
Fill out the entry form below and correctly answer the skill testing question. We’ll draw five (5) random winners. Good luck!
Don’t win? Single day passes are $25 at Ticketmaster.
Single day tickets for the second annual Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival go on sale today.
From August 16-18, the smell of barbeque greatness will permeate Red River Exhibition Park as grill masters hone their meat-cooking skills over a hot flame.
More than 100 tricked-out big rig grills will be featured at the House of Chrome Show and Shine, as the best blues music from across North America fills the air.
Jake Brakes and Monkeyjunk will get things underway Friday night, as Wide Mouth Mason headlines Saturday, along with Ana Popovic, 2 Fools on Stools featuring Gordie Johnson as well as the Golden State Lone Star Revue featuring Little Charlie Baty, Anson Funderburgh and Mark Hummel.
Sunday morning kicks off with a gospel brunch featuring The Sojourners, a variety of artists throughout the day and ending with Winnipeg BBQ and Blues ambassador Big Dave McLean and feature performer David Wilcox.
The local winner of this summer’s Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival has won for his grilling skills in Tennessee this past weekend.
John Lattuca, known as the “Weekend Warrior” by his team, won the brisket category at the Jack Daniel’s World Invitational Barbeque Championship in Lynchburg.
“John’s win places him among a small group of international teams able to triumph over the Americans,” said Perry Hopkins, barbeque coordinator for the Winnipeg BBQ and Blues Festival. “Brisket is the most challenging meat to prepare well, and this win puts John firmly in place amongst the world’s top competitors.”
Ticket information for the 2013 BBQ and Blues Festival at Red River Exhibition Park, held August 16-18, will be released in the new year.