Blues Brews BBQ April 20th, 2024

Blues Brews and BBQ

Event Details

Embark on a journey of flavors, rhythms, and community spirit at the Columbus Civic Center's eagerly anticipated event: Blue Brew & BBQ! This vibrant festival is where the love for hearty barbecue, soul-stirring live music, and a diverse array of drinks converges to create an unforgettable experience. As you step into the heart of Columbus, prepare to be greeted by the sizzling sounds of grills and the mesmerizing melodies from our live music stage, featuring an eclectic lineup of bands and artists set to entertain and energize the crowd throughout the day.

People's Choice:
Elevate your Blues Brew & BBQ experience by becoming a judge for the People's Choice on BBQ! With just an additional $5, you're not only securing your spot in the heart of the action but also embarking on a delicious journey of taste. This exclusive opportunity allows you to sample a wide variety of BBQ from across the region, each bringing its unique flavors and cooking styles to your palate.

As a People's Choice judge, you hold the power to vote for your favorite BBQ. Your taste buds get to be the ultimate decision-maker, determining which pitmaster deserves the coveted title based on the savoriness, tenderness, and overall flavor of their creation. It's a chance to not only enjoy an array of mouthwatering barbecue but also play a pivotal role in crowning the champion.

Become a BBQ Competitor:
Ready to prove your BBQ prowess? Join us at Blues Brew & BBQ at the Columbus Civic Center and compete against top pitmasters for the title of BBQ Champion. This is your chance to shine, showcasing your best ribs, pulled pork, and more to barbecue lovers and judges alike. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or a new talent, this event is the perfect stage to display your culinary skills and passion for barbecue. Step up to the grill, share your signature flavors, and compete for glory in a celebration of all things BBQ. Sign up now and let the competition heat up!

Registration Form
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Live Music:
Get ready to be swept away by the soulful sounds of live music at Blues Brew & BBQ! Our stage will feature a lineup of talented bands and artists, bringing you an eclectic mix of blues, rock, and more to complement the smoky BBQ atmosphere. Whether you're a music aficionado or just looking for a great vibe, our live performances are set to create the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable day of food, drinks, and fun. Let the rhythm fuel your BBQ experience and groove to the beats at the heart of Columbus.

Interested in joining the line up?
Contact: Jennifer Babin, Events Coordinator at

Join us for the ultimate tailgating BBQ party at Blues, Brews, and BBQ! Each group gets a 10x10 spot to set up their own area. Preparation starts at 8am in parking at Lot D. No alcohol allowed in tailgating area, but available for purchase from vendors. Come for a day of tailgating fun with friends and family. Bring your own gear and enjoy tasty refreshments.

Picture of Event with BBQ-ed food, people, and music
  • April 20, 2024
  • Ticket Prices
    Entry: $10

    Entry + BBQ Taster: $15

    Tailgate: $50

    BBQ Competitor: $30