Blues BBQ Festival 2023

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One of the most popular free summer festivals in New York City is the Blues BBQ Festival at Pier 76 in Hudson River Park. What could be better than listening to live blues while eating delicious BBQ from the best BBQ spots in the city?

When will the Blues BBQ Festival take place?

In 2023, the Blues BBQ Festival will take place on Saturday, August 19 (from 1 pm to 9 pm).

Where will the Blues BBQ Festival take place?

On the stage of Pier 76 in Hudson River Park ( 37th Street elevation) not far from Hudson Yards.

Impressions of the Blues BBQ Festival

What blues bands and artists are performing?

The current line-up includes:

  • Danielle Ponder
  • John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band
  • Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas
  • Diunna Greenleaf
  • Selwyn Birchwood
  • Danny Mixon
  • Ed Cherry & Marvin Sewell
  • Beareather Reddy
  • Cedric “Catfish” Turner & Keith “The Captain” Gamble
  • Jonathan Kalb

Which BBQ restaurants will be featured at the Blues BBQ Festival?

In all, you’ll have more than 10 BBQ restaurants, breweries and wineries to choose from for your drinks and food. Included are some of our absolute favorites like Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Blue Smoke. Other BBQ spots include Big Papa Smokem Gourmet BBQ as well as Kimchi Smoke Barbeque.

Drinks will be provided by Vermont Cider Company and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Profilbild Steffen Kneist
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