Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for Reno’s best summer kick-off party in mid-June, the BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival! The festival is part barbecue block party and part microbrew tasting event and is one of Reno’s iconic summer events. Downtown Reno rocks with live entertainment, amazing food, and beer from more than 65 local, regional and international breweries.
The streets of downtown are lined with food booths and vendors, and there are two stages featuring non-stop rock and blues music. Quickly becoming known for bringing in big name headliners; previous acts of the BBQ, Blues and Brews Festival include Blood, Sweat & Tears, Everclear and Smashmouth. The BBQ, Blues and Brews Festival is free to the public to enjoy the music and browse vendors for some retailing. Festival-goers can purchase a wristband for unlimited tastings, or tokens to sample select beers. With so much sudsy deliciousness to choose from, you’ll be hard-pressed to taste them all. Many local breweries take part in the BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival including Eldorado’s Brew Brothers, The Depot, Pigeon Head Brewery and Lead Dog Brewing.
Oh ya, did we mention the mouth-watering barbecue? From slow-smoked brisket to ribs, the BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival vendors are serving up a little something for everyone.
Check the BBQ Brews and Blues Festival website for an up-to-date schedule, along with our Guide to the BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival.
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