BBQ Brews and Blues

Guide to the BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival

Fire up the grills, tap the kegs and crank up the tunes for Reno’s best summer kick-off party — the 27th Annual BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival, June 14-15. The event is equal parts BBQ block party, craft beer tasting event with more than 100 breweries and 50 microbreweries from around the world and a music festival with two stages featuring nonstop rock, pop and blues.

Your weekend guide to the BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival

Tasting Packages

For the ultimate experience, you’ll want to grab yourself a tasting package. Packages include one commemorative tasting mug and an unlimited beer tasting wristband for the day of your choice. For the real go-getters, two-day tasting packages are available. A Tap Tent VIP experience includes all-you-can-eat BBQ and unlimited beverages with spacious, shaded seating and close proximity to the live music.


Quickly becoming known for bringing in big headliners, this year is no different. With two nights of entertainment of two stages, your weekend will be filled with nonstop rock, pop and blues. Friday night’s headliner features The Australian Bee Gees, and Saturday night’s headliner features The Commodores. Check out the full lineup for both stages on Friday and Saturday nights. 

The Food

We didn’t forget about the mouthwatering BBQ! From slow-smoked brisket and ribs to hot chicken sandwiches and smokey chicken wings, the 27th Annual BBQ, Brews and Blues Festival vendors are serving up a little something for everyone.

Beer Olympics

Participants are welcome to put their strength to the test as teams of four compete in different obstacles and challenges to win the ultimate title of the BBQ, Brews and Blues Beer Olympics Champion. Beer Olympics is open both days, featuring corn hole tournaments, camel rides and more.

Check the BBQ Brews and Blues Festival website for an up-to-date schedule.

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