Blues, Brews & BBQ

Blues, Brews & BBQ

6th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ

Sunday, September 17, 2023
Washington Park 740 Central Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Info, RSVP & Drink Packages:
Admission:  FREE, ALL AGES

RSVP (requested and to be entered into a raffle for free drink tickets):

Discounted tasting packages (save $10) can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite. $30 gets you 10 drinks tickets. One ticket buys your glass, 2 for a beer, and 3 for a cocktail.

Alameda’s favorite music festival, Blues, Brews & BBQ, returns for its 6th edition bringing together world-class Blues musicians, a myriad of local craft breweries, and smoking BBQ vendors. Drink packages will be offered so you can sample from over a dozen craft beers plus local wines or inspired cocktails. Be sure to stick around to see who wins the BBQ competition this year!

Live music throughout the day will feature top performers from the region.
12:30pm-1:30pm:  HowellDevine
2pm-3pm:  Tia Carroll Band
3:30pm-4:30pm:  Aki Kumar Blues Band
5pm-6pm:  MJ’s Brass Boppers

In addition to the festivities, attendees will have the opportunity to peruse locally crafted wares from Bay Area vendors. Kids can get crafty making their own instruments with Thingamajigs and stay engaged at the Family Zone.

MJs Brass Boppers will be closing out the festival by leading a 2nd Line parade from Washington Park to The Healing Garden (Webster Street & Taylor Avenue) for the official after party. Join the parade (kids and not-so-young kids wanting to add some musical flair can bring the instruments they made in the Kids Zone during the day) and then continue the party with West Alameda Business Association at The Healing Garden, 1435 Webster St.

“It’s incredible to see the enthusiasm there is for Blues to return, despite a 3 year pandemic break. We’re thrilled to provide a platform for these talented artists and grateful to the sponsors and donors who make it all possible,” said Festival Director, Tara Pilbow of West End Arts District. Her nonprofit was founded in 2015 with a belief that arts and culture are essential to nurturing a strong and vibrant community. Since launching this flagship event, Blues, Brews and BBQ in 2015, they have expanded their programming to include a range of free arts and community-building events, including Fiesta Alameda, Animate Dance Festival, West End Night Market, Art of San Quentin, outdoor public art installations, and more. Learn more or about WEAD and donate at


The 6th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ is sponsored by West Alameda Business Association, Kona Big Wave, Teremana Tequila, Evergood Fine Foods, Brookfield Properties,, Alameda Recreation & Parks Department, and Markstein Sales Co Little Village Foundation,. The West End Arts District is sponsored by STIIIZY, Radium, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, and Atthowe Fine Art Services. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event possible.


Sep 17 2023


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Washington Square Park
740 Central Ave. Alameda, CA 94501
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